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The Tennessee Valley Faces Crossroads Between Methane Gas or Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

Under TVA's plan, smokestacks at the Cumberland Fossil Plant would continue to spew pollution into the air. Photo by Angie Mummaw

The Tennessee Valley Authority’s plan to transition away from coal has generated significant push-back from environmental and community groups because of its reliance on methane gas instead of renewable energy.

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Reconciliation package includes billions of dollars in climate spending

The climate investments included in this package are crucial and urgent. The reduction in carbon emissions they’ll lead to are badly needed, but they will also help the places that have powered the United States for generations finally reach their full economic potential.

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Report recommends improvements to Abandoned Mine Lands Economic Revitalization program

A new report finds that the Abandoned Mine Lands Economic Revitalization program is having a significant impact, but recommends improvements for speeding the implementation of projects.

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TVA’s decision to stick with fossil fuels at Cumberland plant isn’t final

Under TVA's plan, smokestacks at the Cumberland Fossil Plant would continue to spew pollution into the air. Photo by Angie Mummaw

TVA’s decision to convert coal-fired plants to fracked gas will lead to enormous environmental consequences — while providing fewer jobs than renewable energy.

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The North Carolina People’s Energy Plan

The North Carolina People’s Energy Plan seeks a cleaner, more affordable, more just energy system for the state.

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Groups urge Biden and Congress to ensure climate action helps coal-impacted communities

Congress is working on a clean-energy package. Groups across Appalachia want to make sure these investments benefit communities long hurt by coal and power plant pollution improve their economic fortunes.

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Appalachian groups urge Biden, Congress to ensure climate action helps energy transition communities

APPALACHIA — Today, dozens of Appalachian organizations and national partners submitted a letter to President Joe Biden, U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer urging them to make sure that a budget reconciliation package under negotiation in Congress targets climate action spending in ways that help communities in coal-impacted Appalachia and elsewhere benefit from the transition to a clean-energy economy.

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What it takes to reenergize Southwest Virginia

Economic development in Southwest Virginia could get a long overdue jumpstart with the suggestions Virginia Energy outlined in its Reenergize Southwest Final Report. The report, which was released in December 2021, makes recommendations for the General Assembly to support the economic transition in the coalfields after eliminating the state’s coal tax credits in 2021.

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White House group focuses on supporting coal communities

A group of top White House cabinet members and policy advisors is tasked with helping coal communities revitalize their economies. Learn more about the process and how to get involved.

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