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Knoxville community groups call for affordable utilities

The Knoxville Water and Energy for All campaign is made up of community and faith groups with a mission to bring solutions to the root problems of unaffordable bills and disconnections in Knoxville.

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Knoxville Community Group Calls for Affordable Utilities

Rev. Calvin Skinner speaks at a podium

The Knoxville Water and Energy for All Campaign aims to address unaffordable utility bills and disconnections in the city.

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Groups challenge TVA’s plan to lock local power companies into perpetual contracts

Contacts: Scott Smallwood | SELC | ssmallwood@selcga.org | 770-598-0111 Ward Archer| Protect Our Aquifer | ward@protectouraquifer.org | 901-355-0515 Brianna Knisley | Appalachian Voices | brianna@appvoices.org | 937-725-0645 Daniel Tait | Energy Alabama | dtait@alcse.org | 256-812-1431 MEMPHIS – The Southern

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Re-envisioning public power in the Tennessee Valley

The 2019 Tennessee Valley Energy Democracy Tour is a listening project to begin building a grassroots vision for our energy future by asking communities impacted by the Tennessee Valley Authority what they want.

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Play Bears Witness to Knoxville’s Red Summer, 100 Years Later

“Red Summer,” a performance by The Carpetbag Theatre, Inc., highlights an episode of racial violence in Knoxville, Tenn., that occurred after a Black man was falsely accused of murder in 1919.

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Push to Halt Rising Energy Fees in Knoxville

The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy is calling on the Knoxville Utilities Board to stop raising fixed fees for ratepayers.

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In Tennessee, electric bill fees hurt customers

As Tennessee electric utilities seek to maintain profits, they are are increasing fixed fees on customer electric bills, regardless of how much electricity they use. That’s patently unfair, especially for lower-income people.

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Knoxville Chemical Waste Permit Renewed After Citizen Hearing

Community members voiced multiple concerns about the plant, which has previous infractions for leaking contaminants into local groundwater.

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Wide-Angle: Contemporary Photography

Broadening our view of Appalachia Compiled by Melanie Harsha, Lou Murrey and Molly Moore Ed Shepard has owned a gas station in the town of Welch, W.Va., for over sixty years. A prominent local figure, Shepard is depicted in the

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Knoxville Homes Get an Energy Makeover

The Knoxville Extreme Energy Makeover project is working to weatherize 1,278 homes by September 2017. They aim to reduce energy spending by at least 25 percent for each home weatherized.

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