U.S. Coal-Fired Power Plants: Update or Close?
The owners of power plants that burn coal are playing high-stakes poker as they decide whether to install expensive pollution controls or shut down If one were to sketch a family tree of eastern U.S. power plants , the Gallatin Fossil Plant outside Nashville, Tenn., and the Big Sandy Power Plant in eastern Kentucky might be distant cousins.
TVA to meet with budget officials over privatization
Executives with the Tennessee Valley Authority will meet with officials from President Obama's administration this week to discuss privatization of the utility, WPLN 90.3 FM reports.
Sat May 18, 2013
Woman sentenced to diversion in hot oatmeal attack
U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander says the Tennessee Valley Authority will help keep a federal fish hatchery in East Tennessee stay open for at least three more years.
Fri May 17, 2013
TVA execs meet with Obama administration on "sale" issue
Nashville's News 2 has learned that top Tennessee Valley Authority executives will head to Washington on Tuesday to begin "initial talks" on the federal budget issue that prompted rumors the giant utility might be sold.
TVA Celebrates 80 Years Of Progress, Hosts Online Scavenger Hunt
The Tennessee Valley Authority on Friday celebrated 80 years of delivering reliable and affordable electricity to the people of the Tennessee Valley and invited the public to test their knowledge of TVA in a special online scavenger hunt contest to mark the milestone.
Thu May 16, 2013
FDR: Sowing the Seeds of Chaos
The long-lasting imprint from FDR's famous 'Hundred Days' did not stem from the bank holiday, national industrial recovery act, the farm adjustment act, the Tennessee Valley Authority, or the public works administration.
Alexander: Obama Administration's TVA Proposal "Ill-Conceived, Reckless"
Senator Lamar Alexander on Wednesday told the U.S. Department of Energy's top official that the Obama administration's "ill-conceived, reckless" proposal in the president's budget to sell the Tennessee Valley Authority damaged the value of the utility's bonds and failed to account for the impact to ratepayers, taxpayers and nuclear facilities.
Knoxville News Sentinel
Mike Arms: Local governments, TVA make good partners
In 1933, President Franklin Roosevelt and the 73rd Congress established the Tennessee Valley Authority to provide low-cost electricity as well as to manage natural resources.
Wed May 15, 2013
TVA To Have 80th Anniversary Celebration In Knoxville
The Tennessee Valley Authority invites the public to help celebrate 80 years of progress since TVA was founded in 1933, on Friday, at 10:30 a.m. at the TVA West Tower Auditorium at 400 West Summit Hill Drive in downtown Knoxville.
Tue May 14, 2013
Knoxville News Sentinel
Coal cutbacks: Staff will be cut at aging TVA plants
As the Tennessee Valley Authority retires some of its oldest coal-fired power plants, the agency is trying to entice some of the older workers at its fossil plants to also retire.
Knoxville News Sentinel
Robert Booker: Eminent domain hurt black families
I am glad that the farmers and property owners in Jefferson County are no longer faced with the agonizing possibility of having to sell their property for the development of a 1,800-acre megasite.
Mon May 13, 2013
The Montgomery Advertiser
NRC to conduct major check at Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant
<![CDATA[ATHENS, Ala. (AP) -- Federal regulators are conducting a major inspection this week at the Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant near Athens. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will be at the Tennessee Valley Authority installation starting Monday. The review is related to serious safety violations revealed at the plant's Unit 1 reactor in 2011. Regulators cited the plant with a major safety violation after workers failed to detect a faulty valve in a cooling system. The agency says the problem revealed inadequate safety procedures at the plant. The inspection this week is the final big step toward Browns Ferry coming out from under increased oversight linked to the problem.
Sat May 11, 2013
Tennessee resists sale of New Deal-era power authority
Scott Lee, an ardent fisherman from Oak Ridge, Tenn., has an opinion as to whether Barack Obama should sell the federally chartered Tennessee Valley Authority to private investors: Don't do it.
Fri May 10, 2013
The Globe and Mail
COLUMN-Tennessee Valley Authority to remain publicly owned: Kemp
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Thu May 09, 2013
TVA Veteran James Dalrymple Named Senior Vice President Of Coal And Gas Operations
Tennessee Valley Authority veteran James R. "Bob" Dalrymple has been named senior vice president of coal and gas operations, reporting to Chief Generation Officer Chip Pardee.
Wed May 08, 2013
Jurors find Y-12 protesters guilty on all charges
A Cocke County mom is upset on who much it cost for her child to graduate from high school.
TVA says no problems found in nuclear plant review
Tennessee Valley Authority officials say tests of safety systems at its newest nuclear reactor have not detected any problems despite issues with the documentation of certain parts.
TAUBE: An Obama economic idea that Republicans shouldn't refuse
Republicans have been completely right in criticizing President Obama for his poor handling of the economy.
Tue May 07, 2013
President’s proposed budget calls for strategic review of...
The president's recently proposed budget for fiscal year 2014 included a strategic review of the federal government's role in the Tennessee Valley Authority .
Bass Fishing Beats Billions From TVA Sale for Tennessee
Scott Lee, an ardent fisherman from Oak Ridge , Tennessee , has an opinion as to whether Barack Obama should sell the federally chartered Tennessee Valley Authority to private investors: Don't do it.