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TVA faces pressure for greener and more transparent operations

TVA faces pressure for greener and more transparent operations

The Tennessee Valley Authority faces community backlash and legislative scrutiny over plans for a new gas power plant and its slow adoption of renewable energy.

Robert Zullo reports for News From The States.

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Tennessee Valley Authority proceeds with gas plant despite environmental compliance concerns

Tennessee Valley Authority proceeds with gas plant despite environmental compliance concerns

Despite warnings from the Environmental Protection Agency, Tennessee Valley Authority is pushing forward with plans for a new gas-powered plant in Tennessee.

Travis Loller reports for The Associated Press.

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TVA climate resilience lacking
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As Southeast states warm, TVA criticized on preparations for dealing with climate hazards

Extreme weather patterns will require several improvements to the climate resiliency of Tennessee Valley Authority electrical infrastructure
coal ash ponds climate pollution

Tennessee residents are tired of coal ash pollution. TDEC could help

Without some sort of control, coal ash sites will continue to pollute groundwater and pose risks to nearby waterways, especially when considering the probability of climate-fueled floods.

Power failures amplify calls for utility to rethink gas
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Power failures amplify calls for utility to rethink gas

A federal utility’s decision to resort to rolling blackouts after coal and natural gas units went offline during dangerously cold conditions has intensified questions about the Tennessee Valley Authority’s recent decision to double down on fossil fuels
TVA  dumping coal ash on Black south Memphis

Tennessee Valley Authority is dumping coal ash on Black south Memphis

The Tennessee Valley Authority's move to dump coal ash in south Memphis shows how industries work to fight their way into communities of color already teeming with pollution.
Tennessee Valley Authority coal phaseout
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U.S. Supreme Court's recent environmental ruling renews spotlight on TVA

The Tennessee Valley Authority is closing its two remaining coal-fired plants but dispute remains over replacing that energy with natural gas.
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