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Behind Closed Doors: The Story of Alabama Power’s New Solar Tax

Did you know that Alabama Power is now home to two solar taxes? You may be familiar with Alabama Power’s long-standing solar tax for homes and small businesses but the power company is back at it, now trying to block almost any potential competitors from providing lower cost energy.  Effective April 1 of 2024, Alabama

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Press Release: Advocates applaud introduction of new legislation to increase public participation in Tennessee Valley Authority planning process

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 8, 2024 CONTACT Dan Radmacher, Appalachian Voices, (540) 798-6683, dan@appvoices.org Gaby Sarri-Tobar, Center for Biological Diversity, (202) 594-7271, gsarritobar@biologicaldiversity.org Amy Rawe, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, (865) 235-1448, amyr@cleanenergy.org Karli Marshall, Vote Solar, (813) 408 4887, kmarshall@votesolar.org Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn. and Rep. Tim Burchett, R-Tenn., introduced new legislation to improve the Tennessee Valley

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Press Release: Groups announce “People’s Hearing” after TVA board ignores requests for more public input into long-term energy plan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 12, 2023 CONTACT Dan Radmacher, Media Specialist, (540) 798-6683, dan@appvoices.org Nashville, Tenn. — Last month, several nonprofit organizations submitted a request for more transparency and public engagement into the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Integrated Resource Plan process. The board has failed to respond to the groups’ “Motion to Intervene” for more than 30 days. In

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Celebrating One Year of the Inflation Reduction Act

One year ago to the day, the Inflation Reduction Act – often shortened to the IRA – was signed into law by President Biden. Let’s break down what the IRA is, its impacts over the last year, and what we can expect to see from Aunt IRA over the next few years. What is the

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