TVA Board Nominees Support Clean Energy Options as Federal Utility Plans Coal Retirements
Source: Utility Dive |Ethan Howland | April 8, 2022
- As the Tennessee Valley Authority is considering options for replacing two coal-fired power plants, three nominees to the federal power utility’s board told a Senate panel on Wednesday they would explore adding more renewable energy to TVA’s system.
- “TVA should be at the forefront of ensuring fair prices for ratepayers, incentivizing energy efficiency, and transitioning swiftly toward cleaner energy generation,” Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairman Tom Carper, D-Del., said in a statement. “While TVA has already made some progress toward a clean energy transition, other private utilities have far surpassed TVA’s clean energy and energy efficiency commitments.”
- A day before the confirmation hearing, the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, Appalachian Voices, Sierra Club and other groups formed the Clean Up TVA Coalition to press the federal utility to eliminate its greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 compared with its goal of reducing emissions 80% by 2035.