Members and advocates with the Tennessee Valley Energy Democracy Movement held a demonstration outside of TVA’s headquarters during its last TVA board meeting in November, delivering nearly 4,000 written comments that called on the utility to hold virtual public listening sessions and to transition to 100 percent clean energy by 2030. During that same meeting, the TVA board voted to delegate decision-making authority on the future of the Kingston and Cumberland coal plants to TVA CEO Jeff Lyash.
The February TVA listening session, set for Feb. 9, will occur in Bowling Green, Kentucky, and public participation will be limited because of COVID safety concerns. The event will not be streamed.
The Tennessee Valley Energy Democracy Movement encourages ratepayers to safely participate in the session and continues to call on TVA to offer virtual participation options for accessible and transparent public input during listening sessions.
What: TVA Public Listening Session
Who: Open to the public
When: Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2 p.m. (Central Time)
Where: Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green
Convened in 2019, the Tennessee Valley Energy Democracy Movement is a collaborative of organizations, community groups and citizens working to bring democracy to the Tennessee Valley Authority energy system and transform it from the bottom up. Learn more at www.energydemocracyyall.org