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The US Nuclear Power Industry's Dim Future - Businessweek

The US Nuclear Power Industry's Dim Future - Businessweek | TVA | Scoop.it
The US Nuclear Power Industry's Dim Future Businessweek In 2006 state legislators in South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, and Tennessee made financing new nuclear plants easier by allowing utilities to raise electricity rates before the reactors were...
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TVA keeps fishermen in the dark - Therogersvillereview

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TVA keeps fishermen in the dark Therogersvillereview ROGERSVILLE - Public safety is the reason Tennessee Valley Authority officials say they are closing a popular campground and fishing area although they apparently do not want the public to hear...
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Watts Bar 2 reactor remains on schedule, on budget - WBBJ-TV

Watts Bar 2 reactor remains on schedule, on budget WBBJ-TV (AP) - A new reactor at the Tennessee Valley Authority's Watts Bar Nuclear Plant remains on schedule for completion in December 2015. Work was ...
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Shocker: Republicans Fight Obama Plan to Privatize the Hugely Popular, Cheap Energy Source of the TVA | AlterNet

Shocker: Republicans Fight Obama Plan to Privatize the Hugely Popular, Cheap Energy Source of the TVA | AlterNet | TVA | Scoop.it

 

Buried within the fine print of the 2014 Obama budget is a startling bit of history-changing policy. The government, the administration says, should consider selling off the Tennessee Valley Authority, one of the nation’s largest publicly operated—that is, “socialist”—institutions, and the largest public power provider in the country.

 

The TVA is a non-profi, free-standing public authority established by the Roosevelt administration during the Depression—a very large utility, if you like. It provides 165 billion kilowatt hours of power to 9 million Americans, has $11.2 billion in sales revenue, employs more than 12,500 people, and provides other educational, training and related services (such as navigation and land management, flood control, and economic development) to the people in the states and region around the Tennessee river basin.

 

Strikingly, it’s the free-market Republicans who object to this proposed privatization. Senator Lamar Alexander, a Tennessee Republican who has vehemently opposed government tax credits and subsidies for renewable energy, calls the proposal “one more bad idea in a budget full of bad ideas,” and fears that privatization would lead to higher energy costs for his constituents.

 

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Watts Bar 2 reactor remains on schedule, on budget - Knoxville News Sentinel

Watts Bar 2 reactor remains on schedule, on budget - Knoxville News Sentinel | TVA | Scoop.it
Watts Bar 2 reactor remains on schedule, on budget Knoxville News Sentinel (AP) — A new reactor at the Tennessee Valley Authority's Watts Bar Nuclear Plant remains on schedule for completion in December 2015.
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Water Stress Threatens Future Energy Production - National Geographic

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National Geographic Water Stress Threatens Future Energy Production National Geographic In 2007, 2010 and 2011, the Tennessee Valley Authority had to reduce power output from its Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant in Alabama because the temperature of the...
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NRC schedules public meeting about Browns Ferry
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NRC schedules public meeting about Browns Ferry<br/> | Nooga.com | TVA | Scoop.it
NRC schedules public meeting about Browns Ferry
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The staff will discuss the annual safety assessment of the plant, which is located near Athens. The meeting will be held at Calhoun Community College Aerospace Training Center in Tanner, Ala.

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