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Tracking Decarbonization in the Southeast: TVA's stalled decarbonization disadvantages the Tennessee Valley

SACE tracks carbon emissions and planned generation in its annual report entitled "Tracking Decarbonization in the Southeast" to answer the question of whether or not the power sector is decarbonizing at a…

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The lights just flickered in Memphis. What happens next really matters.

Over the last two years, several expert studies have shown that Memphis could save hundreds of millions of dollars each year on its energy costs if the city were to switch to…

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Real numbers within reach, MLGW Board approves RFP process, awaits Memphis City Council vote

Voting “yes” to an RFP opens the door to MLGW and the City of Memphis to break free from TVA and saving customers money, creating local jobs, attracting billions of dollars of…

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City Council and MLGW have a Triple Play Opportunity for Memphis

This op-ed, co-written by Memphis resident Pearl Eva Walker, who works on the Memphis Has the Power campaign, and SACE Executive Director Dr. Stephen A. Smith originally appeared in Commercial Appeal on September 25,…

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Knoxville Climate Council Delves into Energy & Buildings

The Knoxville Climate Council met again on Tuesday, September 8th to discuss energy and buildings. For the first time, some members of the council met in person at the City County building.

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Where the Candidates Stand On Energy: Democratic Nominee for Tennessee Senator Marquita Bradshaw

In this blog, we examine the policies and position of Marquita Bradshaw, the Democratic nominee for Tennessee's U.S. Senator. Also in this series we profile Bill Hagerty, the Republican nominee for the…

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Where the Candidates Stand On Energy: Republican Nominee for Tennessee Senator Bill Hagerty

In this blog, we examine the policies and position of Bill Hagerty, the Republican nominee for Tennessee's U.S. Senator. Also in this series we profile Marquita Bradshaw, the Democratic nominee for the…

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KUB Freezes the Fees for Five Years To Respond To Grassroots Campaign

After years of advocacy and thousands of customers speaking up through two separate campaigns--the Freeze the Fees campaign and the ‘ACT on KUB’ campaign--the Knoxville Utilities Board (KUB) Board of Commissioners adopted…

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Memphis' Utility Takes Historic Step Into the 21st Century

Yesterday, Memphis Light, Gas & Water (MLGW) staff made a recommendation to its Board of Commissioners to issue a request for proposals to explore new energy supply sources as an alternative to…

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Transportation Working Group Meets as Part of Knoxville Climate Council

Knoxville Mayor Indya Kincannon is convening a newly-formed city Climate Council in a series of meetings to help create a plan for meeting carbon reduction goals adopted by City Council. The Council…