Jun 3 2016
05:31 pm
By: WhitesCreek

I had high hopes for the TVA Advisory Council:

At last week's meeting of a Tennessee Valley Authority advisory panel — the 20-delegate Regional Energy Resource Council — the convened utility executives, environmental advocates, government officials and academics did not have deep discussions about the new East Tennessee nuclear reactor's progress coming online. They did not discuss the wind energy company that wants to run a pipeline from Oklahoma to deliver clean energy to the TVA grid, nor problematic coal-ash storage in Gallatin.

Customers want solar, they want wind, they have sustainability goals at the office, and they have a conscience at home. Many acknowledge that carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere are climbing and humans are responsible. They want a utility company that is responsive to their concerns.

What is offered in Tennessee is a federal monopoly on electricity.

Unfortunately this is a piercing read of our once great utility: (link...)

Lost Medicaid Funding

To date, the failure to expand Medicaid / TennCare has cost the State of Tennessee ? in lost federal funding.