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"No we can't" a tired refrain about renewable energy in Georgia

Georgia Public Service Commissioner Stan Wise has already demonstrated that he is uninformed about the state’s renewable energy potential, and I guess today he thought he would remind us.  Commissioner Wise’s pessimistic…

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Florida's renewable energy future slipping away

With less than two weeks remaining in the Legislative session, the hope for Florida to power its future using truly clean, safe and renewable energy resources dwindles. Governor Crist's commendable target to…

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Sen. Alexander's doctored photo distorts the truth

Senator Alexander opened the TVA Congressional Caucus forum on renewable energy last week with a doctored photo criticizing wind energy....

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TVA struggling to meet court-ordered clean ups

The Chattanooga Times Free Press reported yesterday that that the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) admits it will be "very difficult, if not impossible" to meet court-ordered pollution controls that would clean up…

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Misinformation and a Missed Opportunity

The Tennessee Valley Authority Congressional Caucus held a forum on renewable energy yesterday in Knoxville, Tennessee.  The Caucus, which consists of more than 30 U.S. Senators and Representatives from the seven states…

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TVA Congressional Caucus will hold forum on renewable energy

The TVA Congressional Caucus, which helps oversee TVA, recently announced that it's holding a forum on renewable energy in Knoxville on Thursday April 16, 2009.  While most of the details about the…

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Duke Energy dispenses with civil discourse

Unfortunately, rude remarks and ad hominem attacks are not new to public discourse.  They tend to emerge in the absence of facts, yet childish remarks and name-calling do nothing to advance the…

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Answering the President's call for a clean energy future

Our leaders in Congress have begun to answer President Obama’s call to send him an energy bill that jumpstarts the crucial transition to a clean, green economy. The American Clean Energy and…

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Can dirt be clean?

Buried in my backyard is a few hundred pounds of what may be one of the most interesting solutions to global warming: biochar. And today I see that CNN is reporting on…

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Bravo Senators! Thank you for saying no to mountain-top removal mining.

Earlier this week, two United States senators, Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD), introduced bipartisan legislation to prohibit the dumping of mining waste into streams, effectively ending the practice of…