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Alabama regulators to hold hearing on solar fee

On Thursday, November 21, the Alabama Public Service Commission will hold a hearing requested by Gasp, represented by SELC, and private plaintiffs, represented by Ragsdale, LLC, about Alabama Power’s unnecessary and discriminatory monthly fee on sola...

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More solar would benefit Santee Cooper customers

As South Carolina lawmakers begin mulling the fate of Santee Cooper, a new report shows the state-owned utility will save its customers the most money by embracing more solar power and energy-efficiency programs. The report, commissioned by SELC and...

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Fossil fuel path for Santee Cooper is most expensive for customers

COLUMBIA, S.C. – A new report being distributed to lawmakers shows that a Santee Cooper future based on additional fossil-fuel power will saddle customers with hundreds of millions of dollars in higher costs in in the future compared to other energy...

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Solar victory in Oxford, Ga., means lower bills for rooftop solar customers

A small Georgia city became a lot more solar-friendly earlier this year when the Oxford City Council voted to get rid of the city-owned utility’s steep monthly fee for customers with solar panels on their homes. The monthly fee, called a standby cap...

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Georgia Public Service Commission Delivers Clean Energy Wins

Atlanta, GA—Georgia’s electric grid is getting a lot more solar following today’s final vote by the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) on Georgia Power’s long-term energy plan.  The PSC approved the most significant expansion of solar resources...

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New South Carolina law keeps solar working for Palmetto State

Today, South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster signed a law removing the brakes on South Carolina’s growing solar industry. The Energy Freedom Act, which unanimously passed both the state House and Senate, removes artificial caps on rooftop solar and...

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SELC’s Statement in Response to South Carolina Unanimously Passing Solar Legislation

COLUMBIA, SC — The South Carolina State Senate and House have unanimously passed the Energy Freedom Act, opening the door for more free-market competition in the energy sector and expanded access to solar across the state.  The bill now heads to...

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Duke Energy overlooks clean energy opportunities in latest plan

A coalition of clean energy advocates filed expert analyses with North Carolina utility regulators today, finding that the Duke Energy’s long-range plans would cost customers too much money by: keeping aging, inefficient coal plants online, build...

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Solar works for South Carolina

In 2014, South Carolina enacted legislation opening the door for solar growth across the state. Thanks to that landmark law, over the past three years, South Carolina has become home to one the fastest growing solar markets in the country. Solar leas...

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Southern Environmental Law Center’s Statement in Response to TVA’s Retirement of Bull Run

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — In response to the Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA) announcement today that it will be retiring the Bull Run and Paradise Fossil Plants, the Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) released the following statement. “We...

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With 100 Day Clean Energy Agenda, groups push for action in South Carolina

A coalition of conservation organizations, solar industry groups and other clean energy advocates wants aggressive, urgently needed action from the South Carolina Legislature to quickly enact policies to enhance competition in the state’s energy sect...

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Solar Workgroup announces six new solar projects in southwest Virginia

Southwest Virginia may be coal country, but solar power is coming its way, thanks to the efforts of the Solar Workgroup of Southwest Virginia. The group recently announced that it is in final negotiations with an installer to put in its first set of...

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New site shedding light on utility charges for rooftop solar customers

The playing field for rooftop solar is anything but equal across the Southeast and today a new tool, RatesOfSolar.com, lets electric utility customers see the dollars behind their policies. The interactive site, developed by SELC, provides simple, st...

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SELC Launches New Website Shedding Light on Utility Charges for Rooftop Solar Customers

Charlottesville, VA – Today the Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) launched the Rates of Solar website, an interactive site that provides simple, straight-forward information about how utilities across the Southeast are treating customers with...

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SELC to FERC: Encourage independent clean power producers

On behalf of a coalition of clean energy advocates and climate change organizations, SELC submitted comments to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission encouraging it to use an upcoming review of the agency’s Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (...

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Data centers, driving power demand in Virginia, want renewable energy

As part of the assessment of Dominion’s annual long term energy plan, a group of data center providers and customers with facilities throughout Virginia wrote to the State Corporation Commission urging it to consider their industries’ commitment to r...

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Clean energy advocates reach agreement with Duke Energy Carolinas to extend solar program

In a significant move that will bring more solar to South Carolina, clean energy advocates have reached an agreement with Duke Energy Carolinas to extend the utility’s net metering program, which credits rooftop solar customers for excess power produ...

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Fight to Open SCE&G to Solar Competition Heads to SC Supreme Court

COLUMBIA, SC — A South Carolina Public Service Commission (PSC) order that stifles cost-cutting energy competition in SCE&G territory is being appealed to the South Carolina Supreme Court. The issue is how much SCE&G will pay for power generated by...

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Embattled Utility SCE&G Allowed to Block Solar Competitors

COLUMBIA, SC — SCE&G, accused of misleading lawmakers and the public by concealing the failings of a nuclear construction project that cost its customers billions of dollars, has now been given the go-ahead to put the squeeze on small, competing...

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Alabama Power’s charge on solar: 5 years of stunting solar growth

Residents in Alabama pay the second highest residential electric bills in the country, over $1,700, on average, each year. Energy efficiency investments and rooftop solar power are among the only ways families can lower their electric bills and decre...

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Dominion IRP Stuck in the Past

Dominion’s annual release of its Integrated Resource Plan demonstrates that, once again, Dominion only puts customers’ best interests ahead of shareholders when required by law. Dominion acquiesced to new Virginia law requiring more renewable...

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SELC Challenges Alabama Power’s Unjust Fees Targeting Rooftop Solar Customers

MONTGOMERY, AL–Alabama citizens and conservation groups are challenging Alabama Power’s unjust monthly fee imposed on customers who install and use rooftop solar systems to power some of the energy needs at their homes, businesses, and schools. The...

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SELC files to defend rooftop solar rights in Alabama

Alabama citizens and conservation groups are challenging Alabama Power’s unjust monthly fee imposed on customers who install and use rooftop solar systems to power some of the energy needs at their homes, businesses, and schools. SELC, on behalf of...

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The Commonwealth Leads the South in Fighting Climate Change

Charlottesville, VA— By enacting carbon regulations, Virginia is taking an historic and crucial step to curbing climate change and advancing toward smart energy choices in the Commonwealth.  The Southern Environmental Law Center has...

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Virginia Supreme Court rules in favor of customers in Dominion solar case

The Virginia Supreme Court today issued a decision to protect the right of Virginia companies to purchase 100 percent renewable energy, a decision Dominion Energy was attempting to overturn.

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Dominion loses solar case at Virginia Supreme Court

Richmond, VA—The Virginia Supreme Court today issued a decision to protect the right of Virginia companies to purchase 100 percent renewable energy, a decision that Dominion was attempting to overturn. “The Virginia Supreme Court’s decision today...

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Solar power, energy efficiency rising as answer to S.C. nuke debacle

SELC’s clean energy advocacy in South Carolina is gaining public traction as South Carolina contemplates how it will deliver power to its citizens in the coming years. Against the backdrop of a failed and half-finished nuclear power plant — and the...

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Dominion continues efforts to thwart clean energy in Virginia

The Virginia Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday in an appeal case that further exemplifies Dominion Energy’s attempts to stifle the renewable energy market in the Commonwealth. Dominion is trying to overturn a Virginia State Corporation Commission...

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S.C. nuke failure should lead to more solar, not less

With the $9 billion failure of a nuclear plant construction still consuming the South Carolina legislature, backers of carbon-free energy are bracing for another setback: a possible restriction on expansion of solar power. A 2014 South Carolina law...

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Federal attacks on clean energy market disproportionately impact the South

Following energy policy decisions favoring fossil fuel industry interests and attempts to prop up aging, uneconomic coal plants, the Trump administration and some members of Congress continue to take aim at the burgeoning clean energy market.  ...

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SELC fights back against Dominion limits on clean energy access in VA

As Dominion Energy continues to try reducing access to renewable energy from other providers, SELC weighed in against their latest attempt to expand their monopoly. The question before the Virginia Supreme Court concerns the very narrow...

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Central Georgia EMC removes punitive charge against solar customers

Following months of advocacy by SELC, the Georgia Solar Energy Association and Vote Solar, the Central Georgia Electric Membership Cooperative recently decided to remove a punitive charge it had imposed on customers with solar installations. Solar...

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Corporate demand for clean renewable energy stymied by TVA policies

As Tennessee’s renewable energy economy experiences great growth, the roadblocks to continuing that growth trajectory are looming large, especially as manufacturing and other industries increasingly demand more access to clean renewable energy. In...

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Utilities ask Congress to weaken longstanding energy competition law

The House Energy and Commerce subcommittee heard from a variety of energy industry stakeholders last week about whether to make changes to a longstanding energy law, which serves as the most important federal protection for independent solar...

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S.C. must fix flawed utility process and pursue solar to meet state’s power demands

The financial meltdown rippling from the failed V.C. Summer nuclear power station must spark changes in the way regulators consider new utility projects, according to SELC attorneys. At the same time, the attorneys say, South Carolina should make a...

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DOE report pushes coal despite finding no grid issues with renewable energy

After months of anticipation, and following a leaked draft, today the Department of Energy released its report on the reliability of the nation’s electricity grid. Debunking Secretary Rick Perry’s controversial memo requesting the analysis in...

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Department of Energy’s Report Debunks Secretary Perry’s Claims but Continues to Push Coal

Washington, D.C. - The Southern Environmental Law Center released the following statement from Katie Ottenweller, Senior Attorney and leader of SELC’s Solar Initiative in response to the release of a long-awaited report from the Department of Energy...

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SELC op-ed: Utility roadblocks are the South’s real solar eclipse

As our region and country experience today's solar eclipse, Senior Attorney Katie Ottenweller weighs in with a reminder of the key role the sun's power plays in securing a clean energy future for the Southeast. An excerpt from her op-ed in Southeast...

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Dominion Puts Profits Ahead of Public Necessity

Charlottesville, VA — Expert analysis filed with the Virginia State Corporation Commission today reveals that Dominion customers will end up paying anywhere between $1.6 to 2.3 billion in unneeded costs if Dominion Energy builds the Atlantic Coast...

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S.C. nuke plant failure highlights need for energy competition, solar

Today South Carolina utilities Santee Cooper and SCE&G announced they are abandoning nuclear reactors at the VC Summer power plant after years of blown budgets and schedules. The customers of SCE&G face some of the highest utility bills in the...

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SELC Statement on Abandonment of VC Summer Reactor Construction

Charleston, S.C.- SCE&G customers face some of the highest utility bills in the nation, mostly to underwrite the financial meltdown of the VC Summer nuclear plant, a joint venture with Santee Cooper. These customers – including many on fixed...

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Leaked Draft of Department of Energy’s Power Report Finds Grid is More Reliable Than Ever, Debunking

Washington, D.C. - The Southern Environmental Law Center released the following statement in response to news of a leaked draft report from the Department of Energy on the reliability of the nation’s electricity grid. The report was requested by...

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Fact-checking DOE Secretary Rick Perry’s renewable energy inquiry

At the request of Secretary Rick Perry, the Department of Energy is slated to release an analysis this month looking at the reliability of the nation’s electricity grid. But, rather than acknowledging changing market forces, the role of clean energy...

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Leaders across the region step up on climate action

A growing list of hundreds of localities, states, businesses, and universities across the country are responding to President Donald Trump’s decision to abandon the Paris climate accord by recommitting to the international agreement to reduce the...

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SELC on the United States’ Withdrawal from the Paris Climate Deal

Charlottesville, VA – President Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord signals deep denial both on the reality of climate change and on America’s growing clean-energy economy. The United States joins only two other nations that will not...

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Atlanta commits to using 100 percent clean energy

With a recent city council vote, Atlanta became the first major city in the Southeast to start the conversion to all renewable energy sources. The vote falls in line with a nationwide trend where cities are leading the clean energy transition....

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New report shows solar, energy efficiency outcompete nuclear in meeting Georgia’s energy needs

A recent report shows that replacing the Plant Vogtle nuclear expansion with new investments in solar power and energy efficiency would be less risky, more affordable, and more than up to the job of powering Georgia’s economy. Once deemed the most...

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Dominion Virginia Energy’s “green tariff” another monopoly move

The solar industry is booming across the country and gaining momentum both in job creation and popularity among customers. This week Dominion Virginia Energy sought approval from the Virginia State Corporation Commission to provide customers with a...

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Georgia utility should treat solar customers fairly

Georgia’s solar industry has seen impressive growth in recent years, providing benefits to Georgians statewide in the form of jobs, reduced energy costs, and energy independence. But despite the success of large-scale solar development, there are...

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New Report Shines Light On Sustainable Solar Farm Development in the Southeast

Atlanta, GA- A new report highlights how communities across the Southeast are harnessing the many benefits of solar power while ensuring that energy demands are balanced with smart, sustainable development of solar farms. Released by the Southern...

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New report shines light on sustainable solar farm development in the Southeast

A new report released by SELC highlights how communities across the Southeast are harnessing the many benefits of solar power while ensuring that energy demands are balanced with smart, sustainable development of solar farms. “The Environmental...

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Carolina utility looking to keep customers by offering community solar

Worried about market share as more people turn to ever-cheaper solar energy, some utilities are planning “community solar” projects to retain customers looking for clean energy alternatives. A recent Associated Press article noted the trend that...

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Solar jobs booming

The solar industry was a leader in job creation across the country in 2016, with four states SELC works in listed among the nation’s top 20, according to a newly published report from The Solar Foundation. The National Solar Jobs Census shows that...

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Corporate commitment to renewables brings more solar to Virginia

Amazon’s data centers and Dominion Power just announced a partnership that will dramatically expand solar capacity in the Commonwealth. The deal will include construction of 180 megawatts of solar spread across five counties and scheduled to be...

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Georgia utilities, solar advocates weigh in on third party financing law impacts

Georgia legislators heard from a variety of speakers late last week about how the state’s rooftop solar industry has fared since the Solar Power Free-Market Financing Act passed last summer, and the barriers that rooftop customers and solar...

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The baa-ounty of solar:  When solar and agriculture go hand-in-hand

At nearly 2 gigawatts of solar power, North Carolina recently surpassed Arizona to rank second in the nation for installed solar capacity. This week, a video from SELC’s Stories of Solar series features one of the many North Carolina solar success...

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SELC, faith groups keep pushing for solar access in N.C.

As the North Carolina Court of Appeals considers a Greensboro church’s use of a popular solar financing method, SELC and faith groups from across the state continue to support the call for greater access to affordable clean energy. This week, SELC...

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South Carolina solar on the rise

South Carolina solar is on the rise. This week, the South Carolina Public Service Commission approved the Southeast’s first shared solar programs specifically aimed at low-income customers. Settlement agreements reached by stakeholders and utilities...

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Appalachian Power Allowed to Withdraw Solar Program, Avoiding Decision on Solar Financing

Charlottesville, VA—Yesterday the Virginia State Corporation Commission approved Appalachian Power Company’s request to withdraw its application for an experimental renewable energy program. The withdrawal means that the Commission will not issue a...

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Ruling could open the door for Virginia’s solar market

A Virginia State Corporation Commission hearing examiner has turned aside a utility’s claims that customers in its area were forbidden from entering into contracts with third parties to provide solar energy for their homes. The ruling rejected...

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“Stories of Solar” campaign features Southerners spreading solar

Too often, solar power gets caught up in detailed policy debates and it can be easy to lose sight of the real people who could benefit from more solar in our region: families, farmers, businesses, schools, faith congregations, non-profit...

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Solar Win for Tennessee Homeowners as Kingsport Power Drops Proposed Demand Charge

Nashville, TN—Today the Tennessee Regulatory Authority approved a settlement in which Kingsport Power dropped its proposal to enact a burdensome demand charge for solar customers. The proposal had attracted strong opposition due to concerns that the...

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Tennessee homeowners notch solar win as Kingsport Power drops proposed charge

Today the Tennessee Regulatory Authority approved a settlement in which Kingsport Power Company dropped its plan to enact a burdensome demand charge for solar customers. The charge had attracted strong opposition over concerns that the excessively...

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Georgia Builds on Clean Energy Momentum with Commission’s Vote

Atlanta, GA— The Public Service Commission today maintained Georgia’s momentum toward a clean energy future in its final decision approving Georgia Power Company’s long term energy plan.  The decision adds new solar generation while leaving work to...

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Georgia Power adopts renewable energy increase advanced by SELC, partners

Georgia will continue to build on the success of its burgeoning clean energy economy through the state Public Service Commission’s final vote today approving Georgia Power Company’s long-term energy plan. The decision adds new solar to the state’s...

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Federal Energy Regulatory Commission rules in favor of clean energy growth

On June 16, SELC helped score a significant victory that will bolster the growth of clean energy in the Southeast, and across the nation. In 2015, the Delta-Montrose Electric Association—a rural, member-owned electric cooperative in Colorado—filed...

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Groups Urge Southern Utilities to Bring Solar Power Benefits to Struggling Customers and Communities

Charlottesville, VA – Southern utilities have done little to bring the proven economic advantages of solar power to lower income families and communities that could most use the benefits of this cost-saving energy. A report released today outlines...

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It’s time for solar for all, says new report from SELC, partners

Southern utilities have done little to bring the proven economic advantages of solar power to lower income families and communities that could most use the benefits of this cost-saving energy. A report released today outlines how the utilities can...

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Power Agreement Means a Greener South Carolina

Columbia, S.C. – An agreement between two South Carolina power providers and advocates for clean energy means the Palmetto State will continue moving toward a future where more electricity is generated from greener, renewable sources. Duke Energy...

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As utilities attempt to co-opt “community solar”, SELC pushes back

As some utilities wage battles to enact policies that make solar power more expensive for their customers, it’s no surprise that they are getting pushback from customers who are fighting for the right to go solar. Now, utilities have launched a...

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Santee Cooper sweetens solar pot, but not enough to make a difference, says SELC

South Carolina’s state-owned Santee Cooper this week rolled out new solar incentives, but SELC attorneys say the utility’s plans aren’t enough to boost its lagging solar engagement. In fact, according to SELC attorneys Blan Holman and Lauren Bowen,...

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Sun block: Utilities use punitive fees to discourage residential solar

A state-owned utility in South Carolina is penalizing solar customers with standby charges and unfair rate structures that make it harder for customers to justify switching to the sun to gain more energy independence. The regressive solar policies...

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N.C. unwisely looking to fit dirty fuels into clean energy standards

On Wednesday, the North Carolina Energy Policy Council will consider what can only be described as a “dirty energy portfolio standard.” The North Carolina Energy Policy Council falls under the purview of the Department of Environmental Quality...

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Strengthening solar in the Southeast, despite obstacles

2015 was a big year for solar in the South, with significant commitments by nearly every utility in the region to expand solar investments. At the same time, customers’ individual rights to go solar are increasingly under threat. Nonetheless, with...

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N.C. Utilities Commission issues order on payments to independent renewable power producers

The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued an order late yesterday in a case about the rates state monopoly electric utilities must pay when they buy power from independent power producers, such as solar companies. The commission had already...

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Southeast poised to gain from Paris talks on climate change

As world leaders meet in Paris to reach far-reaching agreements on how to halt greenhouse gas emissions and the resulting climate change, the impact of the global negotiations here in the Southeast is hard to ignore. Consider that, when viewed as a...

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Third party financing law leads to Atlanta’s first city solar program

Atlanta became the first city in Georgia to commit to installing solar panels on public buildings with this week’s launch of Solar Atlanta, the city’s inaugural solar program. The program will put solar panels on 28 municipal buildings, which are...

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TVA planning changes that would crush the Valley’s homegrown solar industry

TVA recently made it known that it intends to suddenly slash its solar programs in 2016, a decision that threatens to halt new solar installations at local homes, farms, and businesses while crippling Tennessee's burgeoning solar industry, which is...

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Alabama Power approved for first major military solar projects

The Alabama Public Service Commission has given Alabama Power the green light to move forward with two large-scale military solar projects at the Anniston Army Depot and Fort Rucker, the first projects announced under the utility’s plan to develop...

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Southern Exposure film highlights Alabama’s untapped solar potential

Alabama’s abundance of hot, sunny days would presumably make the decision to go solar a no-brainer for homeowners and small businesses across the state. But most of Alabama remains in the dark, largely due to political impediments and policy...

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Let there be light: North Carolina faith group arguing for greater access to solar

As the North Carolina Utilities Commission considers how one church in the state is financing its new solar array, SELC is representing North Carolina Interfaith Power and Light in their effort to expand the scope of the ruling beyond a single...

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New TVA analysis takes first step toward recognizing the value of solar

Today the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) released its “Distributed Generation- Integrated Value” report, intended to calculate the economic value that solar power provides to the TVA grid. The report confirms that, by encouraging distributed...

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New Analysis from TVA Confirms Solar Has Value, But Shortchanges the Amount

Nashville, TN—Today TVA released its “Distributed Generation- Integrated Value” report, the result of a year-long stakeholder process intended to calculate the economic value that solar power provides to the TVA grid. The report confirms that by...

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Santee Cooper floats solar-stunting fees

While South Carolina’s investor-owned utilities are making affordable solar power more accessible for families and businesses, state-owned Santee Cooper is going in the opposite direction by proposing stiff charges that would penalize customers for...

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Growth in solar will fuel jobs in the sunny south

The explosive growth of solar power across the country has provided more than new sources of energy; it has fueled thousands of high-paying jobs. Rank the states in the Southeast by any number of solar benchmarks, however, and you see a striking...

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PSC approves Alabama Power’s request for 500 MW of alternative energy

Yesterday the Alabama Public Service Commission approved Alabama Power’s request to pursue 500 MW of renewable energy capacity, and provided recommendations for the utility to follow when vetting projects. “This decision represents a very positive...

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PSC Approves Alabama Power’s Request for 500 MW of Renewable Energy

Montgomery, AL—Today the Alabama Public Service Commission approved Alabama Power’s request to pursue 500 MW of renewable energy capacity, and provided recommendations for how the utility should proceed in carrying out the process for vetting...

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Press Statement: Alabama Power’s Request for Renewable Energy

Montgomery, AL—Today the Alabama Public Service Commission heard testimony from Alabama Power Company on the utility’s request for approval on 500 MW of renewable energy capacity.  The Southern Environmental Law Center intervened on behalf of...

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Clean Power Plan provides path for safer climate, catalyst for clean energy jobs in the Southeast

This afternoon the Obama Administration will release the final version of the Clean Power Plan, the country’s strongest action ever to reduce carbon pollution and pave the way for cleaner and more affordable energy choices. Over the next fifteen...

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Greater access to solar for more South Carolinians as PSC signs off on utility solar programs

The Public Service Commission has officially approved solar incentive programs offered by South Carolina utilities, a major step in bringing affordable solar power to families and businesses across the Palmetto State.  SELC, the South Carolina...

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More Access to Solar for more South Carolinians as PSC Approves Utility Solar Incentive Programs

Charleston, S.C. — The Public Service Commission has approved solar incentive programs offered by South Carolina’s investor-owned utilities, a major step towards bringing affordable solar power to families and businesses across the Palmetto State. ...

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TVA Integrated Resource Plan Shows Clean Energy Is Cost Competitive With Gas and Coal

Knoxville, TN—Today the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) released its final 2015 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), a long-range plan that will guide TVA in identifying resources to meet the energy needs of the Tennessee Valley region over the next 20...

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Access to solar power increased through new White House programs

This week the White House announced multiple programs to expand Americans’ access to solar power, particularly for low-income communities and renters. Central to the federal solar plans is formation of the new National Community Solar Partnership....

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SELC op-ed: Alabama Power falls behind as other Southern utilities invest in solar

More and more utilities across the Southeast are getting on board with solar, and Southern Company utilities are no exception in wanting to reap the significant cost savings this fuel-free resource provides when energy demand is at its highest. Yet...

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Georgia’s third party solar financing law goes into effect today

Today marks the official launch of a new Georgia law allowing for third party participation in solar financing--possibly a game-changer for rooftop solar growth in the state. The Solar Power Free-Market Financing Act of 2015 will make it easier for...

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Bills to slow renewables in N.C. face increased opposition

Hundreds of solar industry employees streamed into the North Carolina capitol building Tuesday. They were there to add their voices to the many objecting to H332 and H760, two bills under consideration that would stall the state’s clean energy...

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South Carolina solar gets another boost after settlement with SCE&G

South Carolina will see more solar installations thanks to a settlement reached between SCE&G and conservation groups. After negotiations concerning the utility’s state-authorized Distributed Energy Resource programs, several agreements were...

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Settlement Agreement Announced between SCE&G, Conservation Groups on Solar Incentive Programs

Charleston, S.C. — Conservation groups reached a settlement agreement today between South Carolina Electric & Gas (SCE&G), solar business interests, and other stakeholders on proposed solar programs that will significantly boost solar capacity in...

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Settlement spurs investment in South Carolina solar

South Carolina’s solar industry will see a major boost thanks to a settlement reached by Duke Energy and conservation groups represented by SELC this week. The settlement agreement is the latest step in carrying out Act 236, landmark legislation...

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Settlement Agreement Announced between Duke Energy, Conservation Groups on Solar Incentive Programs

Charleston, S.C. — Conservation groups reached a settlement agreement this week between Duke Energy, solar business interests, and other stakeholders on proposed solar programs that will significantly boost solar capacity in Duke Energy’s South...

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