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The Clean Up TVA coalition launched in April 2022 to stop TVA’s gas buildout. Read about everything we’ve been up to since.

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Press Releases and Comments

Comments on TVA’s 2023 draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Kingston Fossil Plant retirement: Read The Comments

Press Release: TVA board reclaims decision-making power on the retirement and replacement of the Kingston coal plant

Petition to TVA board for May board meeting and listening session: Read our petition

Press Release: FERC urged to evaluate climate impacts for controversial Tennessee Gas Pipeline

Comments on FERC draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Cumberland Project: Read our Letter

Letter Urging TVA board to advance an affordable, resilient, and fossil fuel-free energy future: Read our Letter

Press Release: TVA CEO Wants Another Gas Plant After Fossil Fuel Failures During Winter Storm

Letter urging TVA board to reconsider proposed alternative to Cumberland Fossil Plant: Read the Letter

Press Release: Senate Confirms New Board Members to TVA board

Press Release: Clean Up TVA coalition and national environmental groups urge Senate to confirm TVA board nominees ahead of congressional close

Letter to Majority Leader Schumer: National & regional groups request immediate confirmation of all 6 TVA board nominees: Read the Letter

Press Release: TVA urged to take advantage of new tax credits from clean energy bill

Hundreds call for “No more dirty methane gas; YES to fossil fuel-free energy!”: Read the petition, signatures, and personal comments

Coalition comment on TVA’s Cumberland Fossil Plant: Read our Comment!

Press Release: Coalition statement on TVA’s Environmental Impact Statement regarding the Cumberland Fossil Plant


Resources

What is TVA saying about gas?
And why it’s misleading.

New York Times: Tennessee Valley Authority Chooses Gas, Undermining Biden’s Climate Goals

President Biden wants electricity generated from wind, solar and other clean sources. The Tennessee Valley Authority plans to invest in fossil fuels instead.

The New Republic: One Unexpected Way for Biden to Help the Climate and Rural America at the Same Time

The president has the power to reform the wayward Tennessee Valley Authority. It’s a bigger deal than you think.

The New Republic: This Federally Owned Public Utility Company Is Run by a Former Fossil Fuel Executive Who Makes $10 Million 

The Tennessee Valley Authority could be leading the country toward renewables. Instead, it gets huge chunks of its power generation from coal and methane.

Tennessee Lookout: Kinder Morgan, TVA expanding gas pipeline across Dickson County

Neighbors remember when gas lines ruptured and exploded in 1992. They fear a recurrence.

Hellbender Press: 100 citizens attend ‘People’s Hearing’ on TVA and demand more accountability, transparency

Attendees raise concerns about coal ash; call for more clean energy, transparency and public engagement from TVA.

Southern Environmental Law Center: Clean Energy Advocates Call on TVA to Halt Its Plans for New Gas, Align with Federal Goals

Clean energy groups are calling on TVA to halt its plans for a massive build-out of gas-fired power plants that are inconsistent with President Biden’s call for net zero emissions in the power sector by 2035.

Center for Biological Diversity: Documents: TVA Used $3M in Ratepayer Money to Fund Anti-Clean Energy Efforts

Four nonprofit organizations called today for a federal investigation of newly uncovered records showing that TVA used $3 million of ratepayer money to fund litigation and lobbying efforts by organizations that fight the EPA’s Clean Air Act rules.

Southern Alliance for Clean Energy: TVA’s Response to Congressional Oversight Inquiry is Inadequate and Misleading

TVA’s response to the House Energy & Commerce Committee’s oversight inquiry includes many outdated, misleading, and incomplete claims. We break down what is fact and what is fiction.

Southern Alliance for Clean Energy: TVA Lost Its Way on Energy Efficiency, Now It’s Dragging Southeast Down and Pushing Customer Bills Up

TVA was once a symbol of progress, but in recent years has gutted its energy efficiency offerings. Instead of holding the Southeast back, it’s time TVA embraced a bold new vision for decarbonization and job creation.

Southern Alliance for Clean Energy: SACE’s Fourth Annual “Energy Efficiency in the Southeast” Report: Efficiency Key to Decarbonization

With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, efficiency performance in the Southeast fell substantially in 2020. Utility commitments to decarbonize will fall short without substantially more energy efficiency and clear plans to eliminate fossil fuel generation.

Southern Alliance for Clean Energy: Report: Achieving 100% Clean Electricity in the Southeast 

SACE analysis demonstrates that achieving 100% clean electricity by 2035 in the Southeast is possible. We have options, and the time to start is now.