Southern Energy Network

 The Southern Energy Network builds and facilitates an inclusive student- and youth-led movement in the Southeast that empowers communities, develops leaders, and promotes a clean, just, safe, and sustainable energy future.

 

Recent Posts

05/24/2010 - 15:19

Cross-posted from EnergyActionCoalition.org

To mark the one-month anniversary of the BP drilling disaster, 45+ vigils and rallies took place around the country to call for a Crude Awakening. Oil has been gushing into the Gulf now for one month. With each day that passes, the impacts of our...

05/11/2010 - 10:11

Cinco de Mayo is all about commemorating the Mexican Army’s victory over French forces during the French intervention in Mexico. It’s a celebration of the underdog! It’s a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride! OR it’s all about going to overcrowded Mexican restaurants, dancing to Mariachi music, and if you’re of age, taking advantage of margarita specials! But instead of doing any of those things, Kathryn Hilton and I (both students at USC Aiken) started setting...

05/10/2010 - 10:54

Two days after the Louisiana oil rig disaster of April 20th, I was working the Southern Energy Network’s Earth Day table on the University of Georgia campus, spreading the word about our organization and asking students to sign a petition against the building of a new coal plant in Sandersville, Georgia. Support for our cause was overwhelming as almost every student, member of...

05/05/2010 - 07:56

Two days before Earth Day last week I found myself at Eckerd College surrounded by students excited about a clean energy future, specifically a future without offshore oil drilling. Photo petitions were proudly taken! Students were excited to put on green hard hats, scream into a megaphone and hold signs that discouraged offshore oil drilling and instead encouraged solar in the Sunshine State....

05/03/2010 - 15:32

I haven’t had much of an appetite lately… With the oil spill in the Gulf Coast, confirmed reports of bio-diversities continued global decline, and another delay in adoption of a National Climate Policy,  my stomaches been in knots. Fortunately, I’ve been able to keep myself from sulking, and have found some inspiration through a critical political...

05/03/2010 - 06:00

<cross-posted on It’s Getting Hot in Here>

They said it was safe. BP’s environmental impact statement from February 2009 stated that it was,  “unlikely that an accidental surface or subsurface oil spill would occur from the proposed activities”, and that “due to the distance to shore (48 miles)...

04/26/2010 - 06:40

Youth leaders from North Carolina colleges and universities, under the umbrella of the North Carolina Youth Climate Coalition and the Southern Energy Network, are mobilizing to push North Carolina decision makers to adopt ambitious clean energy commitments .

The coalition gathered in downtown Raleigh to “Declare our Decade” by calling on our leaders to bring about sustainable energy and energy policy in North Carolina through efficiency and increased development of renewables. “It’s a...

04/19/2010 - 14:09

A recent collaborative report by Duke University and Georgia Tech highlights how energy efficiency in the Southeast can reduce utility bills, create jobs and slow the expected demand for new power plants across the South.

Southern states use more energy per person but spend less on efficiency than the rest of the nation. Halting those trends, the researchers said, could negate much of...

04/15/2010 - 11:26

Post by University of South Carolina at Aiken student Lam Le

Is it Tax Day already? The year just started! The start of this New Year also marked the beginning of a new decade. Whether you say “two thousand ten” or “twenty-ten”, you probably want this decade to be defined by more than justLady Gaga reinventing disco from the 1970’s. It’s urgent that the movers and shakers of this decade have a bigger impact on our environment than the hippies...
04/07/2010 - 13:44

5th SSREC in Valdosta, GA

The Southern Energy Network is proud to announce that we’re starting to plan the 6th...