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The Knoxville Utility Board, Community Advocacy, and Good Trouble

In June, ‘ACT on KUB’ was launched by a grassroots coalition comprised of eight Knoxville-based nonprofits, multiple elected officials, and candidates for office in East Tennessee in support of a proposal to…

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Knoxville Climate Council Transportation Meeting focuses on equity, presents solutions

On July 14, the Knoxville Mayor’s Climate Council convened for its second meeting to discuss transportation-related strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The purpose of the Climate Council is to develop a plan…

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What Endorsers of the 'ACT on KUB' Amendment are Saying

On Tuesday, July 28, Knoxville’s City Councilmembers will take the first steps in either forwarding or stalling the ACT on KUB amendment to the City Charter to bring more Accountability, Cost-Savings, and…

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Why Now is the Time to ACT on KUB

We all can relate to the feeling of dread when we receive our latest utility bill and wonder, “Is this right? Am I actually using this much electricity, or water, or gas?…

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TVA response to possible MLGW exit raises more questions than it answers

TVA’s insistence that it can offer a cleaner energy supply begs the question of why it doesn't just announce a net-zero carbon goal like the other utilities in the region. Leaders in…

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Should I Stay or Should I Go?

With all due respect to The Clash, Memphis has an important decision to make. The City/utility can save hundreds of millions of dollars and receive cleaner energy by leaving TVA for an…

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SACE Hosts Virtual Energy Town Hall as part of Memphis Has the Power Campaign

On Tuesday, June 9th, the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE) hosted a Virtual Energy Town Hall, as part of our Memphis Has the Power campaign. The event was moderated by Memphis…

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Knoxville City Council on Climate and Energy: Tommy Smith

This is the fifth in a series of blog posts by the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE) where we conducted interviews with Knoxville City Councilmembers about climate and energy issues impacting…

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Knoxville City Council on Climate and Energy: Andrew Roberto

This is the fourth in a series of blog posts by the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE) where we conducted interviews with Knoxville City Councilmembers about climate and energy issues impacting…

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Knoxville City Council on Climate and Energy: Amelia Parker

This is the third in a series of blog posts by the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE) where we conducted interviews with Knoxville City Councilmembers about climate and energy issues impacting…