During the tour stops, communities participated in education sessions about the structure, history and impacts of the TVA energy system. Attendees provided input during listening sessions and asked questions such as, “What do we want for our energy future?” and “What needs to change at TVA in order for us to reach that future?”
Information from the visioning discussions is still being processed, but emerging themes include:
The Tennessee Valley Energy Democracy Tour will make its final stop in Anderson County, Tenn., with communities living near the Bull Run Fossil Plant, which TVA voted to close earlier this year. After processing notes from the sessions and conducting additional research, groups involved with the tour will release a report that summarizes the feedback we heard and provides a list of policy suggestions for reaching the energy future that communities want. Keep an eye out for this exciting update!
After two successful stops in Raleigh and Asheville, the Energy Justice North Carolina, End the Duke Monopoly Tour continues to work its way across North Carolina with events planned for Oct. 23 in Charlotte, and Boone in early November.
The tour is bringing communities together across the state to discuss the electric utility system and the pitfalls of Duke Energy’s monopoly control. Both events have allowed ratepayers to continue dialogue about the issues their communities face, as well as plug into local events and movements. Ratepayers have made it clear that it’s time to end the Duke monopoly.
Stay tuned for upcoming events in Virginia! Visit EnergyDemocracyYall.org for details.