VOL. 129 | NO. 107 | Tuesday, June 03, 2014
TVA Off to Good Start in Meeting Emissions Goals
ADRIAN SAINZ | Associated Press
MEMPHIS (AP) – The Tennessee Valley Authority says it appears to have a good start in meeting goals set by President Barack Obama's administration aimed at cutting carbon dioxide emissions from power plants.
The plan unveiled Monday says carbon emissions are to be reduced 30 percent by 2030, compared with 2005 levels, in what would amount to one of the most significant U.S. actions on global warming.
The utility says system-wide carbon emissions are currently 30 percent below 2005 levels – and they are projected to be 40 percent below 2005 levels by 2020.
TVA President and CEO Bill Johnson says the new rule appears to be a continuation of a trend the TVA has been on since 2005.
TVA supplies power to Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Kentucky, Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia.
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