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TVA Bait and Switch: Says local utilities can self-generate 5% of energy, then offers program that only allows 1-2%

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) has locked most of its local utility customers into long-term, one-sided contracts with few offerings of interest to utility customers: among these are a small rate rebate…

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Memphis: The Time is Right to Do What is Right and Take Action

This guest blog post is written by Pearl Eva Walker, Memphis resident who works on the Memphis Has the Power Campaign. Read the Memphis Energy Town Hall recap. The past month we…

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Stories from the Renew Tennessee Campaign

The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy started the Renew Tennessee campaign back in 2018 with goals of lowering utility bills for Tennesseans most in need, increasing access to clean, renewable energy, and…

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Just How Unaffordable Is Energy in Memphis?

Memphis has the most unaffordable energy of any major metro area in the nation.  You may have heard about the energy affordability crisis in Memphis. Perhaps the most authoritative resource on energy…

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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: How KUB’s New Contract Sells Its Customers Short

The ink is drying on two major contracts Knoxville Utilities Board (KUB) entered in with Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) on Thursday:  A multi-decade contract for KUB to purchase power from TVA (page…

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Should MLGW Break Free From TVA?

In the coming months, Memphis Light, Gas and Water (MLGW), which provides electricity to Memphis residents, will be evaluating its long-term plan for obtaining power. MLGW currently purchases wholesale energy from the…

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Car Enthusiasts Flock to Knoxville Auto Show and Test Drive Electric Vehicles

This past weekend car enthusiasts convened at the 32nd annual Knox Auto Show held in the Knoxville Convention Center to check out the latest car models. What many attendees didn't expect was…

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TVA Blocks Steady Solar Growth, Tennessee Loses Solar Jobs in 2019

If solar jobs increased nationwide and particularly in the Southeast, why did Tennessee lose solar jobs in 2019?

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Knoxville Community Organizations Ask the City to “Show Some Love” for Clean Energy in Annual Budget

In August of 2019, the City of Knoxville passed city and community-wide carbon reduction goals. Last week, local groups gathered the day before the City's annual budget retreat, to urge leaders to…

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TVA Proposes to Axe Customer Solar Program

On November 8, SACE submitted comments to TVA on their proposal to do away with a program that compensates customers for solar generated at their house or business and replace it with…