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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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Tracking Decarbonization in the Southeast: Duke Energy (Part 2)

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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Tracking Decarbonization in the Southeast: Are we on track? (Part 1)

SACE tracks historical carbon emissions and planned generation in an annual report entitled "Tracking Decarbonization in the Southeast" which answers the question of whether or not the power sector is decarbonizing at…

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Utility Shut-Offs, Summer Heat, and COVID-19: A Dangerous Trifecta in the Southeast

In the South, summer is synonymous with intense, sweltering heat. Now, in arguably the hottest part of the summer, and with no end in sight to the global health pandemic, low- and…

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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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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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Florida electric planning process will continue over-reliance on gas, expose Floridians to higher costs and risks, and fail to address climate crisis

Every year, regulated Florida utilities file a Ten Year Site Plan (TYSP) with the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC). These plans are viewed as the equivalent of Integrated Resource Plans (IRPs) done…

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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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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…