Category Archives: Dirty Energy

TVA: Killing Solar with 3 Easy Steps:

1.  Step one. Develop and publicize a “beneficial” solar program. Accept accolades for being a “solar proponent.” TVA has for the past few years been fine tuning and running a solar program in the Tennessee Valley. This program started small, … Continue reading

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Waste is how we “do” energy

Lawrence Livermore Laboratory released it’s 2011 energy usage flow chart graphic… And it is amazing. It looks overwhelmingly complicated at first, but once you have looked at it for a while and figured out what the image is portraying it … Continue reading

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TVA’s solar program phasing out Incentives…

All good things must come to an end. And TVA has again changed their Generation Partner Program. They have publicly stated that they are making the change over from a “pilot program” to a “regular program”. I have previously explained … Continue reading

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Sustainability Fair- 5th graders and solar energy!

This past Thursday we did a short presentation on Clean Renewable energy to all of the 5th graders in Cumberland County. It is a pretty short presentation, so I have compiled the photos and will take you on a short … Continue reading

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Buy or Rent? Energy Production Version

Clean energy systems (solar) all have an up front capital cost (around $15,000 for a 3 kW system). The whole system must be paid for before the first kWh of energy is produced.  You essentially own your energy production and … Continue reading

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Take the money and Run! TN has a new Solar Grant!!

The state of Tennessee recently (January 11th) announced that they have a new grant for businesses that are trying to be more energy efficient. The grant is specifically for those businesses (municipalities, non-profits are also eligible) that are going to … Continue reading

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Happy 3rd Anniversary Kingston Fly Ash Spill!

TVA is constantly trying to figure out how to provide energy for the Tennessee Valley area. This quasi-governmental “New Deal” era agency (whose directors are appointed by the Federal Government) are regularly looking at the next 50 years and trying … Continue reading

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