NewEnergyNews: New South Cities Demand Action On New Energy

NewEnergyNews

Gleanings from the web and the world, condensed for convenience, illustrated for enlightenment, arranged for impact...

The challenge now: To make every day Earth Day.

While the OFFICE of President remains in highest regard at NewEnergyNews, the administration's position on the climate crisis makes it impossible to regard THIS president with respect. Therefore, until November 2020, the NewEnergyNews theme song:

YESTERDAY

  • MONDAY STUDY: How Electric Cooperatives Can Move To New Energy
  • THE DAY BEFORE

  • Weekend Video: More On How Michael Moore Got New Energy All Wrong
  • Weekend Video: New Energy Is Good For What Ails The World
  • Weekend Video: Will The Florida Keys Sink?
  • THE DAY BEFORE THE DAY BEFORE

  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-A Global Recovery Script, Starring New Energy
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Global New Energy To Hesitate, Then Bounce Back
  • THE DAY BEFORE THAT

    THINGS-TO-THINK-ABOUT WEDNESDAY,:

  • TTTA Wednesday-ORIGINAL REPORTING: Solar’s Changing Market And Policy Landscape
  • TTTA Wednesday-The Green Hydrogen Solution
  • THE LAST DAY UP HERE

    MONDAY’S STUDY AT NewEnergyNews, May 25:

  • Bringing New Energy To Heating; A Case Study
  • --------------------------

    --------------------------

    Founding Editor Herman K. Trabish

    --------------------------

    --------------------------

    Some details about NewEnergyNews and the man behind the curtain: Herman K. Trabish, Agua Dulce, CA., Doctor with my hands, Writer with my head, Student of New Energy and Human Experience with my heart

    email: herman@NewEnergyNews.net

    -------------------

    -------------------

      A tip of the NewEnergyNews cap to Phillip Garcia for crucial assistance in the design implementation of this site. Thanks, Phillip.

    -------------------

    Pay a visit to the HARRY BOYKOFF page at Basketball Reference, sponsored by NewEnergyNews and Oil In Their Blood.

  • ---------------
  • THINGS-TO-THINK-ABOUT WEDNESDAY, June 3:
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: How To Get The Investments Needed For A New Grid
  • New Energy Beating Coal, Nuclear In 2020

    Thursday, May 02, 2019

    New South Cities Demand Action On New Energy

    Cities Pressure TVA to Boost Renewable Energy as Memphis Weighs Breaking Away; Solar and wind supporters see Memphis as a beachhead in their fight to get the federally owned TVA to close coal plants. The city sees a way to save money.

    James Bruggers, April 30, 2019 (Inside Climate News)

    "For eight decades, Memphis has bought its electricity from the Tennessee Valley Authority, the nation's largest public utility and a key part of Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal to lift a region out poverty…[But the] city's municipal utility, TVA's largest customer, has launched a study to explore whether it can save money by breaking away from TVA, possibly by developing or buying renewable energy sources like solar and wind…Memphis' move, encouraged by environmentalists who have laid out a roadmap for transformation, comes as other large cities in Tennessee—including Nashville and Knoxville—are encouraging TVA to transition faster to renewable energy…

    …TVA arose from the Great Depression, building hydroelectric dams…After World War II, it turned to coal and later nuclear power and now serves 10 million people in seven states…[In recent years, it] has retired coal plants and added solar farms…[With its nuclear plants, it has reached about] 56 percent carbon-free energy—while also meeting an obligation to provide ‘least cost’ power…[A] just-released 20-year integrated resource plan envisions more solar and maybe small-scale nuclear reactors to help the utility get to between 61 and 63 percent carbon-free electricity by 2038…[But environmental advocates and cities like Memphis, Nashville, and Knoxville say that the timeline is too slow given the falling costs of New Energy and the] urgency of climate change. They want to see more solar and wind displacing fossil fuel plants sooner…” click here for more

    0 Comments:

    Post a Comment

    << Home