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Knoxville City Council approves KUB broadband proposal, and electric grid upgrades that come along with it

SACE supports expanding access to broadband for Knoxville citizens in a smart and fair manner. By doing so, KUB can improve the electric grid, address the "Digital Divide," and prioritize equity.

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TVA is planning to retire coal plants, what's next?

TVA has begun two plus years-long NEPA processes to retire and replace the Cumberland and Kingston coal plants. Here's an update on happenings and opportunities to get involved as of July 2021.

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With Byhalia Pipeline In The Rear View, Memphis Can Focus On A Clean Energy Future

Memphis area residents have successfully defeated the Byhalia oil pipeline project, which was officially canceled by its developers on July 2.

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Knoxville Water and Energy for All Unveils Research Findings and Launches Campaign for More Affordable Utilities from KUB

Research shows nearly a quarter of Knoxville households are utility burdened, meaning they pay more than 10% of their income on KUB bills, including 40% of Black households. Coalition forms to call…

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One year later: what's changed since the ACT on KUB coalition formed

One year ago this month, the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE), along with coalition partners, launched the ACT on KUB campaign in an effort to bring more accountability, cost-savings, and transparency…

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SACE members speak up to tell TVA: No new fossil gas!

SACE members and residents across TVA’s service territory are submitting comments through June 10 encouraging TVA to remember its core mission and embrace low-cost, clean energy options such as energy efficiency, solar,…

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Climate action in Knoxville: Mayor’s Climate Council and City budget

This week, the Knoxville Mayor’s Climate Council held its penultimate meeting to discuss an updated City Sustainability work plan, and Knoxville City Council passed the City budget with climate provisions. 

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TVA mistruths highlight need for more oversight over unregulated monopoly power company

TVA CEO Jeff Lyash's mistruths stated recently on TV highlight the need for independent oversight of TVA so that customers are not harmed by the unregulated, federal monopoly treating fantasies as truth.

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Oil pipeline company agrees to pause project, Memphis City Council delays vote on ordinance

The proposed Byhalia pipeline saga continues, with the Memphis City Council Public Works committee deciding last week to delay voting on an ordinance which would present a roadblock to the pipeline.

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Memphian Rep. Steve Cohen introduces bill to improve coal ash clean up

U.S. Representative Steve Cohen (D-Memphis) earlier this month introduced legislation called the “Ensuring the Safe Disposal of Coal Ash Act” to strengthen the regulations surrounding coal ash clean up. Shortly after the…