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TVA Board votes to keep rates flat, but customer bills could still rise

Board of Directors approved TVA's budget and long-term resource plan today. The budget stops annual rate increases, at least in the near term, but does not address high bills. The resource plan…

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KUB Freezes the Fees... For Now

Yesterday, the Knoxville Utilities Board (KUB) previewed a budget forecast that did not include further increases to the basic mandatory charge or fixed fee portion of customers electric bills for at least…

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City Council puts Knoxville on the map with passing of carbon goals

On Tuesday, Knoxville’s City Council unanimously voted to pass carbon reduction goals that puts the Scruffy City on the map for addressing climate change.

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#RenewTN Superstars in Music City

This blog was written by Michael MacMillar, former Regional Organizer at the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy.

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Knoxville Mayor Candidates Debate Future of Energy in the City

The #RenewTN movement proved that it is growing –– as the largest crowd yet to assemble in the Knoxville mayoral campaign gathered to hear candidates’ plans on addressing energy issues that affect…

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It Takes a Village: Memphians in the Fight Against Energy Burden

This post is the first in a series celebrating accomplishments of all the amazing people supporting RenewTN since the campaign began a year ago. RenewTN aims to reduce energy bill burdens for…

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TVA releases final long-term resource plan, and we are underwhelmed

TVA fails to deliver on energy efficiency, renewable energy, and transparency in their final IRP. But most of all, it fails its customers.

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Knoxville proposes new Greenhouse Gas Emission Goals

US cities are taking action to address the climate crisis. Knoxville, Tennessee recently unveiled goals to cut greenhouse gas emissions (GHG). Here we review those goals, how they could affect the Scruffy…

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Knoxville heats up: City Council takes KUB to task over rising fixed fees

Things got heated at the Knoxville City Council meeting Tuesday night, as Knoxville decision-makers showed they are listening to constituents, and question the Knoxville Utilities Board's (KUB) high mandatory fixed fees on…

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Energy Bill Package in Nashville Could Be A Step To #RenewTN

This blog post was written by Jason Carney, former Clean Energy Program Manager with the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy. Update: The bills passed on June 4, 2019.