Southeastern States Moving Beyond Coal
April 14, 2011
As part of Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA) blockbuster agreement to drastically reduce air pollution from its coal plants in the Southeast, the corporation will invest $350 million in additional projects that promote cleaner energy alternatives in the region. The agreement requires TVA to phase out 18 dirty, coal-fired units and install modern pollution controls on three dozen additional units, thanks to more than 11 years of pressure from Sierra Club, two other environmental groups, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and Southeastern states - Alabama, Kentucky, North Carolina and Tennessee. Also, over the next five years, TVA will invest the $350 million in projects that help consumers and business cut their energy bills, support local businesses that are creating jobs in local clean energy projects, and cut carbon pollution. To read more, click here!
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