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PNS Daily Newscast - October 18, 2018 


Robert Muller now expected to reveal findings of his probe right after the November Midterm Elections. Also on the Thursday rundown: the poorest people pay the highest taxes in states like Nevada; and the terminator fights gerrymandering.

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Public News Service - TN: Energy Policy

The solar industry generates more than 7,000 jobs in neighboring North Carolina, while Tennessee companies employ around half that number. (H080/Flickr)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – There's a cloud hanging over solar power in Tennessee, according to analysis being released Thursday by the bipartisan group Tennesseans for Solar Choice. The coalition includes the Tennessee Small Business Alliance, NAACP, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy and Tennessee

Small-business owners such as The Tap House in Chattanooga say TVA's proposed rate hike will hurt their business, and add that it's often watering holes like theirs where business is generated through conversation around the bar. (The Tap House/Facebook)

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – Tennessee business owners are gathering today at the Tennessee Valley Authority offices in Chattanooga to let the public agency know they they oppose the rate proposal it will vote on later this week. Earlier this year, TVA proposed changes to the rate structure that wil

The EPA tested for PFAS between 2013 and 2016, but since its program ended, there is no ongoing nationwide testing of drinking water for those chemicals. (Joe Shlabotnik/Flickr)

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Chemical compounds often used to make carpets, clothing and cookware are spreading into the country's water supply, including at least two communities in Tennessee, according to a new analysis that documents the chemical compounds known as PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substan

Tennessee consumers wishing to go solar have less incentive to, based on lower TVA buy-back rates for the power they generate. (Henri Sivonen/flickr)

ANTIOCH, Tenn. – Harvesting energy from the sun is big business in many parts of the country, including neighboring states North Carolina and Georgia. According to the Solar Energy Industries Association, solar has seen an average growth rate of 68 percent annually over the last 10 years.

Video of an aircraft registered to TVA, according to the FAA registry. (SACE)

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) customers are footing the bill for an estimated $40 million worth of luxury jets and a Mercedes Benz helicopter, according to public records from the Federal Aviation Administration registry, which details TVA purchases over the last two year

Executive director of the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy Stephen Smith comments on the report. (SACE)

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Your high electric bill this winter may have to do with more than just cold temperatures. A study of Tennessee Valley Authority rates for residential and industrial customers, released Tuesday, raises questions about TVA's rates for each of those groups. The Southern All

Solar panels have great potential in Tennessee, but industry experts say current policies don't support the growth of clean energy. (Mike Linksvayer/flickr)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Eighty-one percent of Tennessee voters support solar energy in the Volunteer State, and even more want it installed on their own homes. The polling data was released Monday from the conservative polling firm, North Star Opinion Research. The survey was conducted among vote

Tennessee, like other southern states, has significant potential in the growth of solar energy, but Tennesseans for Solar Choice says it is a largely untapped resource in the Volunteer State. (Emily/flickr)

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – On Wednesday, a bipartisan group of business and environmental leaders announced a partnership to advance Tennessee in the race for solar capacity. Tennesseans for Solar Choice launched its effort to ensure people have access to affordable, renewable energy. Unlike 36 ot

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