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PNS Daily News - March 28, 2017 


We’re covering a variety of issues today including: word of a secret White House visit prompts calls for the House Intelligence chair to recuse himself from the Russia investigation; internet activity could be sold to the highest bidder under a bill up for a vote; and new research shows Uncle Sam is taking more from undocumented immigrants than the wealthy.

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Public News Service - TN: Energy Policy

A new report authored by a TVA board member finds that manufacturing in Tennessee would see significant benefits from the Clean Power Plan. (TheLeadSA/flickr.com)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – While the issue of clean energy was just one of the myriad of topics discussed at last night's presidential debate, a new study finds that it should be top of mind for big business in the state. Specifically, researchers found that manufacturers will see significant savings

Semitrucks traveling across Tennessee will soon have to include improved carbon emissions technology. (DodgertonSkillhause/morguefile.com)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee drivers have to share the road with thousands of heavy-duty trucks that transport thousands of pounds of goods across the state every day. But because everyone shares the air, the Obama administration announced this week that new carbon emissions standards will r

The Johnson City Power Board is asking the city for permission to become a private entity. Changes in TVA rates and current state laws may prompt more municipal power boards to do the same. (Morguefile.com)

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – There are 60 municipal power companies in Tennessee, but that number could decrease as power boards look to survive in a changing marketplace. This month the Johnson City Power Board presented at a public meeting reasons for separating from the city. Jeff Dykes, the J

Implementing the Clean Power Plan could save cities such as Nashville, Memphis and Knoxville money they could then use to fund programs supporting education and transportation. (Thomas Hawk/flickr.com)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – It isn't just individual consumers who could benefit from President Barack Obama's Clean Power Plan. Cities such as Nashville, and businesses around the Volunteer State, also could see substantial savings, according to a study released this week by the Georgia Institute of

Tennessee is being urged to further maximize its solar potential through tax credit programs and other incentives. (Morguefile.com)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee comes in 28th in the nation for installed solar capacity according to the Solar Energy Industries Association. Last year the state installed 11 megawatts of generation potential. But with Tennessee seeing about 200 days of sunshine every year, there is untapped pot

The Bellefonte Nuclear Generating Station in Hollywood, Ala., was never completed, and now the TVA this week at its board meeting is considering the sale of the land. (TVA)

BUCHANAN, Tenn. - The future of a 1,600-acre site on the Tennessee River could be decided this week. The Tennessee Valley Authority board of directors, at its meeting on Thursday, is expected to consider the possible sale of land originally allocated for the Bellefonte Nuclear Generating Station t

The Plains and Eastern Clean Line transmission project would carry wind energy from Oklahoma to Southeastern states, including Tennessee. (pedrojperez/Morguefile.com)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The winds of change are blowing - with the U.S. Department of Energy's approval of the Plains and Eastern Clean Line transmission project. The cross-continental project would deliver energy generated by large wind turbines in western Oklahoma to states such as Tennessee and others

Energy-efficient bulbs can save as much as 80 percent annually. Courtesy: kzinn/morguefile.com

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Clocks fall back into standard time this weekend, and fire departments recommend changing the batteries in home smoke detectors. But it might be time to consider changing your light bulbs as well. Energy-saving compact fluorescent and LED bulbs are becoming increasingly available

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