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Responding to Joe Wheeler EMC’s Misinformation

Dear member of Joe Wheeler EMC, You may have recently been the recipient of a letter from your utility’s CEO, George Kitchens. That letter contained so much misinformation we felt the need to respond and set the record straight. Misinformation stings all the worse when you know the person has the facts and chooses to …

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Clean Up TVA Coalition Launch

Groups and community members unite to propel TVA into a just, equitable, and fossil-fuel-free energy future by 2030   TENNESSEE — Dozens of organizations in the Tennessee Valley came together today to launch the Clean Up TVA Coalition, demanding immediate action from the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) to cut carbon emissions and transition to a fossil-fuel-free …

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Congress is asking TVA some hard questions

Congress is finally asking TVA some hard questions… many of the same questions we’ve been asking for years. Questions like what’s up with all these fixed fees and grid access charges? Why are TVA customers paying more for energy than the average customer across the country? Why does TVA make it so difficult to go …

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RELEASE: Lawsuit Filed Over TVA’s Millions in Payments to Dirty Energy Lobbyists

For Immediate Release, September 9, 2021 Contact: Howard Crystal, (202) 809-6926, hcrystal@biologicaldiversity.org   KNOXVILLE, Tenn.— The Center for Biological Diversity and allies sued the Tennessee Valley Authority today over millions of dollars in ratepayer money the public utility diverts to anti-environmental advocacy groups like the Edison Electric Institute and the Energy and Wildlife Action Coalition. The lawsuit, filed …

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Press Release: TVA Office of Inspector General Urged to Begin Formal Investigation

For Immediate Release, May 26, 2021 Contact: Daniel Tait, Energy Alabama, (256) 812-1431, dtait@alcse.org Gaby Sarri-Tobar, Center for Biological Diversity, (202) 594-7271, gsarritobar@biologicaldiversity.org Brianna Knisley, Appalachian Voices, (937) 725-0645, brianna@appvoices.org Amy Rawe, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, (865) 235-1448, amyr@cleanenergy.org Documents: TVA Used $3M in Ratepayer Money to Fund Anti-Clean Energy Efforts Office of Inspector General Urged to Begin Formal Investigation KNOXVILLE, Tenn.— Four …

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RELEASE: Clean Energy Advocates Call On TVA to Halt Its Plans for New Gas, Align with Federal Goals

March 16, 2021 Contact: Maggie Shober, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, maggie@cleanenergy.org, 865-235-1448 Daniel Tait, Energy Alabama, dtait@alcse.org, 256-812-1431 Jonathan Levenshus, Sierra Club, jonathan.levenshus@sierraclub.org, 202-590-0893 Knoxville, Tenn. — Clean energy groups, in public comments submitted on March 13, are calling on the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) to halt its plans for a massive build-out of gas-fired power plants that are inconsistent with President Biden’s …

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Legal Petition Demands Tennessee Valley Authority Halt Electricity Shutoffs, Fund Debt Relief

For Immediate Release, August 25, 2020 Contact: Howard Crystal, Center for Biological Diversity, (202) 809-6926, hcrystal@biologicaldiversity.org Brianna Knisley, Appalachian Voices, (937) 725-0645, brianna@appvoices.org Daniel Tait, Energy Alabama, (256) 812-1431, dtait@alcse.org Isabella Killius, Sunrise Tennessee, (615) 762-6665, sunrisetennessee@gmail.com WASHINGTON— Dozens of climate-justice organizations petitioned the Tennessee Valley Authority today to immediately impose a moratorium on electricity …

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RELEASE: Groups challenge TVA’s plan to lock local power companies into perpetual contracts

Contacts: Scott Smallwood | SELC | ssmallwood@selcga.org | 770-598-0111 Ward Archer| Protect Our Aquifer | ward@protectouraquifer.org | 901-355-0515 Brianna Knisley | Appalachian Voices | brianna@appvoices.org | 937-725-0645 Daniel Tait | Energy Alabama | dtait@alcse.org | 256-812-1431   MEMPHIS, TN – The Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC), on behalf of Protect Our Aquifer, Energy Alabama and …

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The History of the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)

The History of the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) TVA’s history is really interesting, especially given how much things have changed from its original mission. TVA was established in 1933 as part of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s New Deal. TVA was created for economic development and environmental conservation. And yes, energy too.  TVA was created not …

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Energy Alabama, Center for Biological Diversity, and Appalachian Voices Call for Inspector General Investigation into TVA’s Membership in Utility Air Regulatory Group

Energy Alabama, the Center for Biological Diversity, and Appalachian Voices are calling on the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Office of Inspector General (OIG) to open an investigation into TVA’s membership in and use of ratepayer dollars for the Utility Air Regulatory Group (UARG) and other unincorporated trade groups including the Utility Solid Waste Activities Group …

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