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Energy and Environment

Co-ops support energy policies that balance clean energy with affordability and reliability. We believe that innovation, not government regulation, provides the most direct path to reduced carbon emissions, and Tennessee’s electric cooperatives are proud of the accomplishments that have been made in our state. Co-ops have built more than 2.5 megawatts of solar generation, and our power supplier, the Tennessee Valley Authority, is forecast to reduce its system carbon dioxide rate by 60 percent by 2020. Tennessee’s electric cooperatives support realistic energy policies that protect our ability to provide reliable, affordable electric power.