SACE | Southern Alliance for Clean Energy

Obama Calls for Carbon Cuts by U.S. Power Plants


“TVA estimates it has already cut its carbon emissions by 30 percent since 2005 by closing old coal-fired power plants and replacing that power with more natural gas, nuclear, wind, solar and hydroelectric generation. Under its long-term power plan known as the Integrated Resource Plan, TVA expects to make further cuts in carbon emissions by closing its Widows Creek, Colbert, Johnsonville and Allen steam plants and by cutting operations at Paradise Fossil Plant prior to 2022 when the carbon reductions must be made…those who worked on the new power plan for TVA’s future expect the federal utility to have little difficulty meeting the new standards, depending on how the seven states that TVA serves implement the new rules.”

Originally published on August 4, 2015.