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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…

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MLGW Board nears decision, TVA's offer fails to impress

MLGW's Board of Directors will consider the next step in evaluating alternative supply options on August 19: issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) to provide power. TVA has issued an ultimatum: issue…

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TVA Board Firings and a Time of Reckoning for Memphis

This blog post was written by Damon Moglen, SACE contractor.  In a widening scandal, President Trump fired the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Board Chair, James “Skip” Thompson, and a Board Member, Richard…

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SunBlockers: 'Solar in the Southeast' Annual Report (Part 5)

Who are the laggards, or "SunBlockers" from this year's 'Solar in the Southeast' annual report? Spoiler alert: they are all repeat offenders.

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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…