On August 4th, the Tennessee Valley Energy Democracy Movement brought together 100 people from all across the Valley for a People’s TVA Hearing!
It was an educational and truly moving evening, with local citizens and advocates laying out their own visions for what a just and sustainable energy future could look like and what TVA must do to get us there and to truly live up to the responsibilities of being a public utility.
Hearing attendees called on TVA to immediately reinstate public listening sessions by holding them virtually (if we can do it, TVA sure as heck can!) and also discussed a number of urgent issues facing TVA during their public comments and the breakout discussions, including coal ash pollution, moving to clean energy, issues facing TVA’s workers, and high energy burdens.
Below you’ll find a full recording of the event as well as the additional public comments that were submitted, both written and video statements.
Recording of the People’s TVA Hearing:
You can view the full recording of the TVA People’s Hearing below:
Video Public Comment Submissions:
Click on the video below to view the playlist containing all the public comments that were submitted via video!