|

TVA may shut down least efficient coal plants

The Tennessee Valley Authority, which operates the oldest fleet of coal plants in the South, is looking at shutting down its oldest coal-fired facilities. In April, I blogged about the Tennessee Valley…

|

Time flies when you are having fun: a year in review from an energy advocate

It's been a whirlwind of a year since I accepted the position as SACE's  Tennessee Valley Energy Policy Associate here in Knoxville.  So much has happened, both good and bad, that it…

|

SACE 100 New Nukes Response

Senator Alexander’s recently unveiled “Blueprint for 100 Nuclear Power Plants in 20 years” will neither reduce energy costs nor provide clean energy. The “Blueprint” is part of the GOP’s four-step plan to…

|

Carolinas moving forward on energy efficiency

With less fanfare than you might expect, state governments and utilities in the Carolinas have moved forward on energy efficiency. In total, we estimate that these programs could reduce electricity demand by…

|

Efficiency the size of a power plant (Duke Save-a-Watt resolved!)

Today we announced an agreement with Duke Energy Carolinas (pdf here) to dramatically increase the size of the "Save-a-Watt" energy efficiency program, while at the same time adding features to ensure that…

|

TVA distributors looking to expand into owning generation facilities

The debate over building new generation in the Tennessee Valley could take a significant turn with the passage of legislation currently being considered in the Tennessee legislature. This legislation would give the…