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PNS Daily Newscast - October 22, 2020 


DNI Ratcliffe labels an email spoofing scam using Proud Boys as designed to damage Trump; CT Attorney General not buying feds' Purdue Pharma settlement.


2020Talks - October 22, 2020 


Obama makes his first live appearance on the campaign trail. And security agencies conclude that deceptive emails sent to some voters are foreign interference from Iran.

Public News Service - TN: Energy Policy

Tennessee is being urged to further maximize its solar potential through tax credit programs and other incentives. (Morguefile.com)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee comes in 28th in the nation for installed solar capacity according to the Solar Energy Industries Association. Last year the state installed 11 megawatts of generation potential. But with Tennessee seeing about 200 days of sunshine every year, there is untapped pot

The Bellefonte Nuclear Generating Station in Hollywood, Ala., was never completed, and now the TVA this week at its board meeting is considering the sale of the land. (TVA)

BUCHANAN, Tenn. - The future of a 1,600-acre site on the Tennessee River could be decided this week. The Tennessee Valley Authority board of directors, at its meeting on Thursday, is expected to consider the possible sale of land originally allocated for the Bellefonte Nuclear Generating Station t

The Plains and Eastern Clean Line transmission project would carry wind energy from Oklahoma to Southeastern states, including Tennessee. (pedrojperez/Morguefile.com)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The winds of change are blowing - with the U.S. Department of Energy's approval of the Plains and Eastern Clean Line transmission project. The cross-continental project would deliver energy generated by large wind turbines in western Oklahoma to states such as Tennessee and others

Energy-efficient bulbs can save as much as 80 percent annually. Courtesy: kzinn/morguefile.com

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Clocks fall back into standard time this weekend, and fire departments recommend changing the batteries in home smoke detectors. But it might be time to consider changing your light bulbs as well. Energy-saving compact fluorescent and LED bulbs are becoming increasingly available

The cooling towers of Watts Bar 1, which was completed in 1996. TVA recently received the operating license for Watts Bar 2. Credit: TVA.

SPRING CITY, Tenn. – A Tennessee nuclear reactor more than 40 years in the making now has its operating license from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), and will soon begin producing electricity for Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) customers. But environmental advocates say the Watt

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission opted to cancel the cancer study of communities near U.S. nuclear facilities. Credit: public domain/wikimedia commons

ERWIN, Tenn. – The federal government is canceling a study of cancer risks near U.S. nuclear facilities, including Nuclear Fuel Services (NFS) in Erwin. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is citing concerns over the amount of resources the study would require and budget constraints, but

PHOTO: The EPA says its final Clean Power Plant is coming in August, which could affect energy generation at TVA facilities like the Tellico Dam. Photo credit: Tennessee Valley Authority, Wikimedia Commons.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The EPA is expected to issue its final rules on greenhouse gas limits for power plants in August. According to published reports, the government is targeting a 30 percent reduction in greenhouse gases by 2030. Dian Grueneich, a research scholar in energy efficiency at Stanford Un

Photo: Health care, policy and environmental advocates are gathering in Nashville to discuss the impact of climate change on health, environment and other factors. Photo credit: demondimum/morguefile.com

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Today policymakers, scholars and medical practitioners are convening in Nashville to discuss the EPA's Clean Power Plan, which is expected to be announced sometime this summer. While the economic and environmental benefits of renewable energy are often discussed, Dr. Don A

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