MEMPHIS HAS THE POWER

MEMPHIS HAS THE POWER is a campaign to ensure Memphians have clean, affordable energy.

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By MEMPHIS HAS THE POWER MLGW’s Future Plans Memphis Community Groups to Respond to Comments from TVA President and CEO Jeff Lyash

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By MEMPHIS HAS THE POWER Memphis Energy Town Hall: What's at Stake for Our City's Energy Join us for a virtual town hall on Memphis' energy future. The event will be hosted by Pearl Eva Walker

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By MEMPHIS HAS THE POWER Memphis: The Time is Right to Do What is Right and Take Action - SACE | Southern Alliance for Clean EnergySACE | Southern Alliance for Clean Energy This guest blog post is written by Pearl Eva Walker, Memphis resident who works on the Memphis Has the Power Campaign. The past month we have all understandably been preoccupied with the…

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By MEMPHIS HAS THE POWER Driving On Sunshine, EV Roadshow Campaign - YouTube Electric vehicles are good for public health, the environment, and your wallet. They also reduce the need for new fossil fuel power plants and offshore drill...

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By MEMPHIS HAS THE POWER Stories from the Renew Tennessee Campaign - SACE | Southern Alliance for Clean EnergySACE | Southern Alliance for Clean Energy The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy started the Renew Tennessee campaign back in 2018 with goals of lowering utility bills for Tennesseans most in need, increasing access to clean, renewable energy, and…

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By MEMPHIS HAS THE POWER Just How Unaffordable Is Energy in Memphis? - SACE | Southern Alliance for Clean EnergySACE | Southern Alliance for Clean Energy Memphis has the most unaffordable energy of any major city in the nation.  You may have heard about the energy affordability crisis in Memphis. Perhaps the most authoritative resource on energy affordability…

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By MEMPHIS HAS THE POWER High Bills in Tennessee - YouTube Learn why we're paying HIGH UTILITY BILLS in Tennessee! Sign the RenewTN petition & let TVA know we're tired of the #TVARunaround! We demand transparent, aff...

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By MEMPHIS HAS THE POWER Should MLGW Break Free From TVA? - SACE | Southern Alliance for Clean EnergySACE | Southern Alliance for Clean Energy In the coming months, Memphis Light, Gas and Water (MLGW), which provides electricity to Memphis residents, will be evaluating its long-term plan for obtaining power. MLGW currently purchases wholesale energy from the…

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By MEMPHIS HAS THE POWER TVA Blocks Steady Solar Growth, Tennessee Loses Solar Jobs in 2019 - SACE | Southern Alliance for Clean EnergySACE | Southern Alliance for Clean Energy While solar jobs increased in most states of the Southeast last year, the Solar Jobs Census last week revealed that Tennessee lost solar jobs in 2019. The state’s southern neighbor, Georgia, witnessed…

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By MEMPHIS HAS THE POWER Knoxville leaders: "Show Some Love for Clean Energy" by Adding it to the City Budget - YouTube Community Groups gathered on February 13, 2020 the day before the Knoxville-City leaders met to discuss the city's budget and urged Knoxville leaders to “Sho...

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By MEMPHIS HAS THE POWER Solar Sunday at Highland Brewing - YouTube Thanks to Highland Brewing Company for partnering with us this month! We love companies like Highland that are leading the way with solar. Solar Sunday was a...

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By MEMPHIS HAS THE POWER TVA deceives the public and the press with misleading claim of solar commitment - SACE | Southern Alliance for Clean EnergySACE | Southern Alliance for Clean Energy If you’ve read any news on the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) in the last few months, you may think TVA is well on its way to add 14 gigawatts (GW) of solar…

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By MEMPHIS HAS THE POWER Energy Efficiency: Codes and Standards and Programs, oh my! - SACE | Southern Alliance for Clean EnergySACE | Southern Alliance for Clean Energy Last month I got a question from my mom that stood out because it’s a question I get a lot both from folks working in the industry and people wondering about what…

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By MEMPHIS HAS THE POWER Electrify the South: Benefits of Electric Vehicles - YouTube Lynn Stevens with the EV Club of the South talks about saving money on gas and having little to no maintenance for her electric vehicle.

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By MEMPHIS HAS THE POWER TVA Board votes to keep rates flat, but customer bills could still rise - SACE | Southern Alliance for Clean EnergySACE | Southern Alliance for Clean Energy Today the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Board of Directors, TVA’s regulatory body, held their quarterly meeting in Knoxville to approve two future plans that will have a sweeping impact on the lives…

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By MEMPHIS HAS THE POWER Growing the Rural Economy with Amazon Wind Farm North Carolina - Desert Wind - YouTube SACE visited the Amazon Wind Farm, the first coastal wind farm in the Southeastern U.S., and learned from local officials in Pasquotank and Perquimans Counti...

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By MEMPHIS HAS THE POWER It Takes a Village: Memphians in the Fight Against Energy Burden - SACE | Southern Alliance for Clean EnergySACE | Southern Alliance for Clean Energy This post is the first in a series celebrating accomplishments of all the amazing people supporting RenewTN since the campaign began a year ago. RenewTN aims to reduce energy bill burdens for…

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By MEMPHIS HAS THE POWER TVA releases final long-term resource plan, and we are underwhelmed - SACE | Southern Alliance for Clean EnergySACE | Southern Alliance for Clean Energy Late Friday afternoon, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) released its final Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) or long-term plan for its resource mix through 2038. An IRP determines where a utility will obtain…

About Us 

MEMPHIS HAS THE POWER is a campaign to ensure Memphians have clean, affordable energy. We are working to achieve energy justice and create a cleaner, more prosperous Memphis.


The Issue

Memphians are charged too much for power and are impacted by fossil fuel pollution. For too long, TVA has neglected to meet Memphians’ needs for affordable, equitable and clean energy and is now trying to lock Memphis into decades more of the status quo: polluting our air, spending millions of dollars on corporate jets while our low-income neighbors get their power shut off, and blocking investment in clean, affordable solar energy that would make our communities healthier and more resilient.


The Solution

Memphis is at a historic turning point where it could chart a new course to energy justice and affordable, equitable and clean energy. Reducing energy waste through energy efficiency and harnessing low-cost renewable power would lower bills for customers and help reduce the pollution that harms our community. Memphis leaders must work to give MLGW the autonomy needed to bring home the benefits of energy efficiency and low-cost clean energy, even if it means leaving TVA.

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