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Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE)

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SACE is a energy conservation organization based in Knoxville, TN that was founded in 1985. As of 2019 they had $5.0 million in revenue and $6.7 million in assets.

Southern Alliance for Clean Energy's mission is to promote responsible energy choices that work to address the impacts of Global Climate Change and ensure clean, safe and healthy communities throughout the Southeast.

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Program areas at SACE

Clean Energy sace updated our annual solar in the southeast report (officially released in early 2019)the second annual solar in the southeast annual report, which documents current progress and trends at both utility and state levels, and identifies policies and practices to drive continued solar growth in the southeast. We rank utilities on the basis of watts of solar power sourced to the customer watts per customer (w/c) and thus provide an equitable, unbiased comparison of various-sized utilities throughout the southeast. Sace staff has elevated our outreach and advocacy efforts around the immediate dangers climate change poses to floridas coastal communities, and to carbon emission-lowering Clean Energy solutions. We played a pivotal leadership role in the successful formation in october 2018 of the tampa bay regional resiliency council (tbrrc), which brings together 6 counties and 21 municipalities for a new resiliency-focused collaborative. This new collaborative is in addition to the ...

High risk Energy in 2018 sace was on the ground in Florida in ways we never have been before. We played a major role in several significant successes, including the passage of amendment 9 banning near shore oil drilling in Florida sace continues to work to ensure that the operations of fpl at its existing turkey point nuclear plant (units 3 & 4) do not further damage biscayne national park and the biscayne bay aquatic preserve. Our Clean water act (cwa) lawsuit, filed with tropical audubon society and friends of the everglades against fpl for its environmentally irresponsible management of the turkey point nuclear facilitys cooling canal system (ccs), continues to move forward. Saces science and legal teams completed expert depositions, expert rebuttal reports and discovery requests to meet late fall deadlines. An overwhelming amount of work was done throughout 2018 to prepare for a summary judgement hearing in january ...

Energy efficiency upgraded our annual review of utility Energy efficiency programs to an annual report, Energy efficiency in the southeast. This unique report improves on frequently-referenced national efficiency data with data obtained from regulatory filings and open records act requests. We will continue publishing this report annually, and plan to augment it with additional forecasting and other more in-depth analyses. Through our renew Tennessee campaign, we have built pressure on tva and its local power companies throughout Tennessee to combat regressive rate structure techniques that limit renewable Energy development and Energy efficiency investments. While tva continues to be resistant, we have made significant progress in educating customers and building support in these urban markets. Our freeze the fees campaign in knoxville has resonated particularly well with customers, and we have high hopes that the campaign will be effective combatting these predatory rate designs and mandatory fixed fees, which not only ...

Form 990s for SACE

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2018-12Aug 2, 2019990View PDF
2017-12Oct 16, 2018990View PDF
2016-12Oct 17, 2017990View PDF
2015-12Nov 8, 2016990View PDF
2014-12Sep 21, 2015990View PDF
...and five more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for SACE

Total grants, contributions, etc.$4,856,164
Program services$0
Investment income and dividends$152,302
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$16,460
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$5,024,926

Vendors for SACE

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
Google IncSoftware2019-08-29
███ ███ ███Content management system software; Marketing software; Fundraising software; Advocacy software2019-08-21
██████ ████████ ███ █████ ██Tax accounting2019-05-15

Personnel at SACE

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
James FallChief Financial Officer-May 21, 2020
Dr. Stephen A. SmithExecutive Director$213,050May 21, 2020
██████ █████████Campaigns Director-Jan. 19, 2018
██████ ██████Senior Director of Development and Operations By Brent Garren June 18 , 2013 Parts and Content - Body.any.php-May 21, 2020
█████ █████Solar Program Director-May 21, 2020
████ █████Clean Fuels Director-Jan. 19, 2018
████ █████Development and Data Manager-May 21, 2020
███████ ██████Energy Policy Manager-May 21, 2020

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6Washington Environmental Council501(c)(3)$4.5 millionSeattle, WA
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12Blue Planet Foundation501(c)(3)$1.3 millionHonolulu, HI
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24Environmental Health Coalition (EHC)501(c)(3)$4.2 millionNational City, CA
25Mass Energy Consumers Alliance501(c)(3)$4.0 millionJamaica Plain, MA