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TVA offers to use customer money to pay utility legal fees for support of TVA monopoly

The Tennessee Valley Authority is the nation's largest public power utility. It is owned by the federal government but operates solely on revenues from electricity customers across the Tennessee Valley. And we…

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Knoxville Climate Council Holds Recap Meeting

On Wednesday, January 20th, the Knoxville Mayor’s Climate Council convened for a recap meeting to discuss the work they had done since the body first began meeting in May of 2020. You…

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FERC complaint filed against TVA could allow customers access to cheaper, cleaner power

On Monday, January 11, 2021, several LPCs filed a FPA complaint at FERC against TVA. Here we'll breakdown the alphabet soup and explain why this has the potential to fundamentally change the…

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Newest KUB Board member aims to remove barriers and advocate for low-income customers

UPDATE: On January 21, 2021, Claudia Caballero was sworn in as KUB's newest board member. The ACT on KUB coalition came together in the summer of 2020 as a collaborative attempt among…

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Update on President Trump's Nominations to TVA Board as U.S. Senate session winds down

There's a chance two nominees for TVA's Board could be voted on by the U.S. Senate before the session ends if they are attached to other legislation, though time is running out.…

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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.