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TVA final Integrated Resource Plan leaves key decisions for Board of Directors

On Friday, the Tennessee Valley Authority released its final Integrated Resource Plan (IRP): TVA's Environmental and Energy Future. It marks the culmination of 18 months of analysis, public engagement and stakeholder review…

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Energy efficiency shining in the Southeast

The  long darkness is over! OK, that's a bit melodramatic but ... after many years of very little access to energy efficiency programs, Southeastern households and businesses are finding that their utilities…

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When you stop wasting energy

Well, you stop wasting energy! Five months ago, a new tactic in the fight to keep wasting electricity emerged. Simply deny that saving energy saves energy. It completely boggles my mind that…

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1SkyFlorida activists and allies march for clean energy in holiday parade

This blogpost was guest written by Coky Michel, Mary-Joe Castells, Chris Castro and Andrea Cuccaro, 1SkyFlorida's Organizer (a program of the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy) Every year on the Sunday following…

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Why energy efficiency works for most of us

A new report from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy provides a great reminder as to why a focus on energy efficiency is good for the American worker. As a result…

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Will we have a Clean Energy powered Union?

As the President offered his vision for positioning America to 'win the future' in the annual State of the Union address last night, two lines really stood out for me, "I'm asking…

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Northern Exposure - shining a light on Canadas dirty tar sands oil

There is little question that America remains addicted to oil just as we were five years ago when then President George W. Bush famously included that statement in his 2006 State of…

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Who has the Power? You Do! Take this Quiz

There are persistent myths in the field of renewable energy and energy efficiency. One such myth - promoted by the coal industry and their utility friends - is that the Southeast doesn't…

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TVA Ahead of the Pack in Pollution and Pollution Reduction

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) issued a January 6, 2011 release that uses a recent study by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to highlight TVA's successful reductions of dangerous air pollutants. The fact…

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Is Biomass Electricity a Smart Thing to Do?

There is tremendous debate and controversy over biomass, and in some locations there is significant grassroots opposition to biopower projects.  A recurring question is whether utilization of biomass for energy production is…