Months after the Tennessee Valley Authority committed to building a gas plant and pipeline in Middle Tennessee, the federal utility is proposing another 1.5-gigawatt fossil fuel project in East Tennessee.
Tennessee raises felony charge for ‘interfering’ with oil and gas pipeline projects
In the past four years, Tennessee has passed multiple laws aimed to protect fossil fuel projects from community challenges, like the law that preempts local governments from blocking fossil fuel projects, or the one that allows the state to boycott banks that divest from fossil fuels.
NES plots future for solar, beyond TVA
The Nashville Electric Service supplies electricity to Middle Tennessee. Virtually all of that electricity is generated by the Tennessee Valley Authority. This is by design, encoded in the federal utility’s evergreen contract with NES.
Is natural gas ‘clean energy’? Tennessee lawmakers want you to think so.
Natural gas is “better than” coal. This refrain is a classic argument for the fossil fuel industry, and it is how Tennessee lawmakers are persuading the state legislature to rebrand natural gas as “clean energy.”
TVA’s coal pollution causes 241 premature deaths each year, study finds
According to a new report from the Sierra Club, TVA’s remaining coal plants could cause more than 2,000 premature deaths in the next decade.
Tennessee residents are tired of coal ash pollution. TDEC could help.
The Tennessee Valley Authority is retiring its Bull Run Fossil Plant by the end of this year. But the utility still has not announced a plan to deal with its coal ash.
TVA chooses panel to review last month’s Arctic blackouts
TVA has selected three people with longstanding ties to the utility to conduct a review of coal and gas failures during an Arctic storm in late December.
The University of Tennessee is among America’s largest collections failing to return Native American human remains
As the United States pushed Native Americans from their lands, museums and the federal government encouraged the looting of Indigenous remains, funerary objects and cultural items. Many of the institutions continue to hold these today — and in some cases resist their return.