Posts Tagged ‘TVA’

Debt crisis

If TVA doesn’t get approval from Congress to raise its debt ceiling of $30 billion, ratepayers may be forced to pay the price   The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) has a goal to be a national leader in clean energy and increased nuclear production. But to do this, the federal power producer needs money, and its […] [...]

Attorneys want TVA CEO to give deposition

by Published: March 26,2010

Tags: ash spill, energy, lawsuit, TVA, utilities

KNOXVILLE, Tenn — Attorneys handling lawsuits that seek damages for the Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA’s) 2008 coal ash spill have told a federal magistrate the utility’s top executive should give a deposition. TVA attorneys at a hearing yesterday before U.S. Magistrate Bruce Guyton said Tom Kilgore shouldn’t have to give a deposition, since he wasn’t […] [...]

TVA delays decision on nuclear plant

by Published: March 17,2010

Tags: energy, nuclear energy, TVA, utilities

NORTH MISSISSIPPI — Tennessee Valley Authority executives say they are delaying a planned April decision on whether to possibly build a new reactor at the Bellefonte Nuclear Plant in northeast Alabama. Utility spokesman Terry Johnson told the Chattanooga Times Free Press that the board is delaying a decision that was expected on April 16 for […] [...]

TVA power bills on the rise

by Published: March 17,2010

Tags: energy, TVA, utilities

NORTH MISSISSIPPI — The electric bill is going up again in April. The Tennessee Valley Authority is increasing its fuel adjustment charge. The utility said the hike will raise residential power bills between $3 and $6.50 per month, depending on how much electricity is used. Higher fuel prices this year are eating into a fuel […] [...]

TVA’s Generation Partners increasing capacity

by Published: March 11,2010

Tags: energy, renewable energy, TVA, utilities

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – With solar panels and wind turbines popping up across the region, the Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA’s) renewable energy program, Generation Partners, now has enough power to meet the annual electricity needs of a fairly large subdivision, according to the utility. Fueled by TVA incentives and federal tax credits, participation in Generation Partners […] [...]

TVA lawsuit deadline extended

by Published: March 10,2010

Tags: ash spill, energy, environment, lawsuit, TVA, utilities

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — A federal magistrate handling dozens of lawsuits that seek damages from the Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA’s) coal ash spill has extended deadlines for some court filings. The suits seek damages from the huge Dec. 2008 spill of coal ash at TVA’s Kingston plant. With the lawsuits still in the discovery phase, U.S. […] [...]

TVA to hold meeting concerning ash handling

by Published: March 9,2010

Tags: energy, environment, TVA, utilities

KINGSTON, Tenn. — The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) will hold an informational public meeting March 16 in Kingston, Tenn., to receive comments on changing the handling and storage of wet coal ash to a dry system at the Kingston Fossil Plant. TVA announced in July that it would change all of its wet coal combustion […] [...]

Senators approve TVA board appointees

by Published: March 8,2010

Tags: Congress, energy, TVA

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — A U.S. Senate panel has approved President Barack Obama’s four appointees to the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) board, putting them in line for a confirmation vote by the full Senate. The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee approved the nominees to the nine-member board March 4. They are former TVA board chairman […] [...]

Lawyers want TVA cases combined

by Published: March 1,2010

Tags: ash spill, environment, TVA, utility

KNOXVILLE, TENN. — Attorneys for people seeking damages from the Tennessee Valley Authority’s coal ash spill have asked a federal judge in Knoxville to consolidate the pending cases. Among the dozens of attorneys, Elizabeth Alexander of Nashville said the motion is “just a way to streamline” the case for those seeking damages, and Rhon Jones […] [...]

TVA says cleanup not a health risk

by Published: February 17,2010

Tags: cleanup, environment, health, TVA, utiities

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) officials have assured state lawmakers that the cleanup of coal ash spilled into the Emory River in East Tennessee is not a health risk. TVA officials addressed the Joint Conservation and Environment Committee yesterday. In Dec. 2008, about 5.4 million cubic yards of coal ash laced with arsenic […] [...]

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