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Environment
12:58 pm
Tue January 6, 2015

TVA Prepares for Single-Digit Temperatures, High Power Demand Wednesday

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With the National Weather Service Calling for a low of 4 degrees Wednesday night, the Tennessee Valley Authority is preparing for power consumption levels comparable to last January when the utility saw record winter demand.

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Environment
11:00 am
Wed November 26, 2014

TVA Seeks Further Public Feedback on Shawnee Units' Future

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The Tennessee Valley Authority is again asking the public to weigh in on the potential shutdown of two coal-burning units at McCracken County’s Shawnee Fossil Plant. 

The 2011 Clean Air Act agreement requires the TVA to reduce its electricity generating units’ air pollution emissions by 2017. 

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Government
4:35 pm
Thu November 13, 2014

Kentucky AG Urges TVA to Hold Public Meetings Over Shawnee Fossil Plant Emissions

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Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway has asked the Tennessee Valley Authority to schedule public meetings regarding the possible closure of two units at Paducah’s Shawnee Fossil Plant.

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Business
4:21 pm
Thu November 6, 2014

Paducah Officials Voice Shawnee Plant Concerns, TVA Board Makes No Decision

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A Tennessee Valley Authority Board discussion on the future of the Shawnee Fossil Plant prompted a faction of Paducah officials to attend the meeting and issue comments. The comments involve the fate of 2 of 9 functioning units at the plant.

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Environment
3:04 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

TVA Seeking Public Feedback on Shawnee Fossil Plant Emissions

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The Tennessee Valley Authority wants input on the future of two of its coal-burning units at the Shawnee Fossil Plant in McCracken County.

The 2011 Clean Air Act agreement requires TVA to reduce its units’ air pollution emissions by 2017. 

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Health
9:53 pm
Mon October 6, 2014

Community Health Impact: Shawnee Fossil Plant

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The Kentucky Environmental Foundation has released its Health Impact Assessment for Paducah's Shawnee Fossil Fuel Plant. The report comes as the Commonwealth braces for new EPA regulations on coal plant emissions.  

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Environment
3:59 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

TVA Sued Over Muhlenberg Co. Coal-Fired Unit Closures

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A lawsuit has been filed against the Tennessee Valley Authority over its plans to shut down two coal-fired units at plant in Muhlenberg County.

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Environment
4:28 pm
Mon June 2, 2014

TVA CEO Talks New EPA Carbon Pollution Guidelines

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The Tennessee Valley Authority’s CEO says the power giant will study the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed new carbon dioxide pollution guidelines to see what impact they will have on its remaining coal-burning power plants.

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Environment
3:16 pm
Tue May 6, 2014

More Job Cuts Coming for TVA Employees

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Involuntary layoffs are coming at the Tennessee Valley Authority, as part of an effort to cut operating annual expenses by $500 million.

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Business
2:49 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

TVA Expects Demand to Exceed Winter Record, Asks Customers to Reduce Use

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With the temperature in the single digits, demand for electricity is expected to exceed record levels.

The Tennessee Valley Authority is asking all electric power consumers, including residential, commercial and industrial customers, to voluntarily reduce their use of electricity until tomorrow afternoon. 

TVA Spokesman Scott Brooks says demand is expected to peak Thursday night at 31,000 megawatts and Friday morning at 33,000 megawatts.  

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