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The Tennessee Valley Authority and the Department of the Navy broke ground Friday on a project in western Tennessee that will eventually be the state’s largest solar facility.

The ceremony was held in conjunction with Earth Day. Construction won't begin in earnest until sometime next year at the Shelby County site, north of Memphis,  which will cover 400 acres with 580,000 solar panels.

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Environmental groups are expressing concern over the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Draft Environmental Impact Statement that looks at closing 10 coal ash impoundments. The Southern Environmental Law Center, Sierra Club Beyond Coal, and nine other groups have partnered to comment on the draft, which assesses closure-by-removal and closure-in-place.

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The Paducah Power System board has approved a new “pay as you go” option for the utility’s customers.

PPS ratepayers have seen higher bills in recent years after the system cut ties with the Tennessee Valley Authority.

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The Tennessee Valley Authority is planning to close coal ash storage facilities at several of its coal-fired power plants. Coal ash is waste generated from burning coal and contains contaminants like mercury and arsenic.

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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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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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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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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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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. 

http://www.kyenvironmentalfoundation.org/health-impact-assessments.html

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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