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Electric Utility News From Around the Region

News updates concerning the Tennessee Valley Authority, Duke Energy, Old Dominion Power, Dominion Energy, and local power companies.

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Taking on TVA

Communities are resisting the Tennessee Valley Authority’s frequent cost increases and lack of transparency and clean energy.

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Taking Energy Democracy to the People Through Tours

Alongside partner organizations and concerned citizens, Appalachian Voices launched an Energy Democracy Tour to educate residents in Virginia, North Carolina and the Tennessee Valley on how to take back their electric system from monopoly utilities.

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TVA Faces Criticism Over Coal Ash, Transparency

A community forum discusses closure of a fossil plant

The Tennessee Valley Authority and its contractor Jacobs Engineering are facing a new lawsuit regarding their cleanup of the 2008 Kingston coal ash spill. Additionally, state and federal lawmakers are backing a U.S. House bill that would require more transparency from the monopoly utility.

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Disrupting the Status Quo and Putting People and Planet First

We are committed to disrupting a status quo designed to line the pockets of the government-protected utility monopolies who have been calling the shots. We are citizens demanding a system that puts people and the planet first.

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New Coalition Aims to Reform Energy Policy in Virginia

Tom Cormons gives speech

In early May, we joined eight other organizations representing a wide range of public policy ideologies to introduce the Virginia Energy Reform Coalition aimed at lowering prices and increasing choices for ratepayers while improving the environment.

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Asking N.C. Lawmakers to Reject Duke’s Money Grab

In January, we joined NC WARN to call on our elected leaders to reject Duke Energy’s anticipated grid plan that would allow the monopoly utility to enact up to $13 billion in rate hikes.

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Advancing a Democratic Energy System

Tom Cormons

Our Executive Director Tom Cormons discusses why we need an energy system that is responsive and responsible to the people it serves.

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