TVA http://wuot.org en Study Advises Against TVA Sale http://wuot.org/post/study-advises-against-tva-sale <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.snl.com/Cache/23916952.pdf?IID=4063363&amp;FID=23916952&amp;O=3&amp;OSID=9">A study</a> by the financial services firm </span><a href="http://www.lazard.com/">Lazard</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> suggests the federal government’s sale of <a href="http://tva.gov">the Tennessee Valley Authority </a>could be expensive, disruptive and current TVA customers might end up paying more for electricity.</span></p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 19:51:37 +0000 Matt Shafer Powell 19604 at http://wuot.org Study Advises Against TVA Sale The TVA’s New Coal Strategy: Culture Change Or Simple Economics? http://wuot.org/post/tva-s-new-coal-strategy-culture-change-or-simple-economics <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 30 May 2014 08:30:00 +0000 Matt Shafer Powell 19332 at http://wuot.org The TVA’s New Coal Strategy: Culture Change Or Simple Economics? President’s Budget Suggests TVA Sale http://wuot.org/post/president-s-budget-suggests-tva-sale <p><em>(NOTE: &nbsp;This story was updated on 6/4/14 &nbsp;to include revised debt figures)</em></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For the second time in as many years, President Barack Obama’s budget contains a suggestion that the federal government rid itself of the </span><a href="http://www.tva.gov/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Tennessee Valley Authority</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and its $26.3 billion debt.</span></p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 21:35:28 +0000 Matt Shafer Powell 15451 at http://wuot.org President’s Budget Suggests TVA Sale TVA “Looking Ahead” As Ash Spill Anniversary Looms http://wuot.org/post/tva-looking-ahead-ash-spill-anniversary-looms <p>It was one of the darkest moments in the Tennessee Valley Authority’s long history.&nbsp;</p><p>Residents of the Swan Pond community living near the TVA’s Kingston Fossil Plant awoke early on the morning of December 22, 2008 to a sea of gray sludge barreling its way through the community.&nbsp; More than a billion gallons of coal ash being stored in a nearby pond had broken through a retaining wall and blanketed more than 300 acres around the plant, destroying homes, killing fish and filling local waterways with a thick muck laden with toxic materials. &nbsp;</p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 18:56:35 +0000 Matt Shafer Powell 12555 at http://wuot.org TVA “Looking Ahead” As Ash Spill Anniversary Looms Summit Organizers To Push For Federal Regulation Of Coal Ash http://wuot.org/post/summit-organizers-push-federal-regulation-coal-ash <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In 2008, a storage wall at </span><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kingston_Fossil_Plant_coal_fly_ash_slurry_spill" style="line-height: 1.5;">the TVA&rsquo;s Kingston Fossil Plant in East Tennessee collapsed</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, dumping more than a billion gallons of coal ash waste into the surrounding rivers and community. &nbsp;&nbsp;The wet, gray sludge covered more than 300 acres, killed thousands of fish, destroyed some nearby homes and filled the Emory and Clinch Rivers to their banks.</span></p> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 08:30:00 +0000 Matt Shafer Powell 8845 at http://wuot.org Summit Organizers To Push For Federal Regulation Of Coal Ash Inspector General’s Report Clears TVA Chair of Conflict-Of-Interest Charges http://wuot.org/post/inspector-general-s-report-clears-tva-chair-conflict-interest-charges <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>A <a href="http://oig.tva.gov/reports/audit-inpsections.html">report by the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Office of the Inspector General</a> has cleared TVA Board Chairman William Sansom of several allegations that his financial interests violate conflict-of-interest laws and policies.&nbsp; The report also found a nepotism charge levied against Sansom was simply a case of mistaken identity.</p> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 14:44:39 +0000 Matt Shafer Powell 6921 at http://wuot.org Inspector General’s Report Clears TVA Chair of Conflict-Of-Interest Charges Public Invited To See Artifacts At TVA Dig Site http://wuot.org/post/public-invited-see-artifacts-tva-dig-site <p></p><p>Tennessee Valley Authority officials are planning a public open house to display some of the archaeological discoveries unearthed during an excavation of a downtown Knoxville site.&nbsp; Sealed for years beneath a parking lot, the&nbsp;site west of&nbsp;Market Square&nbsp;contains the foundations of three turn-of-the-century homes, one of which once belonged to businessman and politician Peter Kern.</p> Wed, 10 Jul 2013 08:30:00 +0000 Matt Shafer Powell 5071 at http://wuot.org Public Invited To See Artifacts At TVA Dig Site