The Tennessee Valley Authority anticipates that 30,500 megawatts of power will be needed to keep air conditioners humming — just shy of the utility’s peak power usage in 2008. The National Weather Service predicts potentially 100-degree weather in Nashville this Thursday, but TVA says it’s ready to meet the elevated electricity demand.
The inspector general of the Tennessee Valley Authority says in its latest report that coal plant workers have not been adequately guarded against potentially dangerous exposures, which can include mold, extreme heat, radiation and chemicals.
The city of Murfreesboro’s long-awaited purchase of the 70-acre Oakwood Farm along the southern edge of Barfield Crescent Park means more public green space is coming to Middle Tennessee. The much-needed expansion comes as more people move to the city.
Residents in Gallatin’s Clearview community are calling on city leaders to make investments in their neighborhood recreation center.
The Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations, the nonpartisan research arm of the Tennessee General Assembly, will study the current state of litter and its various impacts.
The Biden Administration announced last year the goal of eliminating carbon emissions from the electricity sector by 2035.
Responding to Nashville’s frequent high humidity and prolonged stretches of 90-plus degree weather, a local nonprofit has initiated a Metro-supported study into heat mitigation strategies. The Urban Land Institute will lead the three-month project, which received guidance from sustainability experts during a panel on Friday.