About SACE Action Fund

Southern Alliance for Clean Energy Action Fund (SACE Action Fund), the political arm of the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE), is a non-partisan, non-profit (c4) organization striving to make clean energy solutions a top priority for our region’s elected leaders. SACE Action Fund engages in public education, legislative action, and electoral accountability in the Southeast to connect with concerned citizens and decision makers about energy policy.

​In the summer of 2020, the SACE Action Fund coordinated with a coalition of community groups in Knoxville, Tennessee to launch the ACT on KUB campaign to support a referendum on the November 2020 ballot to increase accountability, cost-savings, and transparency for customers of the Knoxville Utilities Board. Learn more about this campaign here.

In the fall of 2019, the SACE Action Fund engaged in the Knoxville mayoral campaign as the election of a new mayor on Tuesday, November 5th will help guide the future of energy and climate policy in Knoxville for years to come. SACE Action Fund worked to provide Knoxville-area voters with information about the candidates’ positions on climate and energy issues affecting the Knoxville community.

While our scope is regional, few states are as critical to the energy policy discussion as Florida. As the nation’s third most populous state, Florida is the largest electricity market in the United States that does not have coherent energy policy. The state also has a lot to lose from inaction on energy issues: the impact of sea level rise and increasingly powerful storm surges threaten millions of Floridians who live in low-lying areas.


The SACE Action Fund was proud to be a founding member of Floridians for Solar Choice, a grassroots citizens-led coalition seeking to open Florida’s solar market so that more homes and businesses can generate electricity by harnessing the power of the sun. Learn more about the Floridians for Solar Choice effort here.


The SACE Action Fund was proud to be a leader among organizations supporting the YesOn4 campaign in the summer of 2016, which garnered more than 73% of the vote in order to provide tax breaks to companies and homeowners that buy and install solar devices and equipment. Learn more about Amendment 4 here.


Also in 2016, the SACE Action Fund engaged in the NoOn1 fall 2016 campaign designed to oppose Amendment 1 on Florida’s November ballot — a deceptive amendment backed by the monopoly utilities, which sought to stifle solar power and keep Floridians captive power consumers. Learn more about Amendment 1 and the barriers it sought to erect in Florida here.