published Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

TVA leads nation in reduction of carbon dioxide emissions

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    The TVA headquarters building is located in downtown Chattanooga.
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TVA led the nation in the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions among major U.S. utilities from 2005 to 2010.

  1. Tennessee Valley Authority, reduced CO2 emissions by 19 million tons

  2. Southern Co., reduced CO2 emissions by 15 million tons

  3. American Electric Power, reduced CO2 emissions by 15 million tons

  4. FirstEnergy, reduced C02 emissions by 14 million tons

  5. NRG Energy, reduced CO2 emissions by 10 million tons

Sources: Tennessee Valley Authority board presentation, Aug. 18, 2011, Environmental Protection Agency

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KWVeteran said...

And did this decrease in carbon dioxide provide mankind anything meaningful?

August 23, 2011 at 7:39 a.m.
Leaf said...

I believe they lead the way because they were forced to close several coal plants by court order because their pollution was causing health problems in surrounding communities, and because they failed to meet emissions requirements for many years in a row. But, hey, nice try with the positive spin, guys.

August 23, 2011 at 4:02 p.m.
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