Greenwashing is the practice of using media campaigns, PR spin and distraction to deceive the public into believing an organization’s aims or actions are more ecological than they really are.
The MLGW Board was expected to vote on a new 20-year contract with TVA on Wednesday, but, after a month of community pushback, that decision was delayed.
Weather-related power outages are on the rise across the nation, and the Southeast has been especially vulnerable.
When the Tennessee Valley Authority considers building a power plant, the decision affects Tennesseans for decades. It also affects the global climate.
The Tennessee Valley Authority is planning to extend the lifespan of its largest nuclear plant by two decades – again.
In 2019, the Tennessee Valley Authority offered its local power companies 20-year contracts.
For years, the local power company in Memphis has been weighing whether to leave the Tennessee Valley Authority. That decision could happen soon, as Memphis Light, Gas and Water staff are expected to share a recommendation to the company board during a special meeting on Thursday.
Rooftop and utility-scale solar is scarce in Tennessee, where less than 400 megawatts powered the electric grid in 2021. But new solar additions are on the way via a popular alternative route to renewables: contracts with corporations, like Facebook, and major institutions.