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An Appalachian plan to repurpose 253,000 acres of former mine sites for utility-scale solar buildout
Tracts in Kentucky, Tennessee, and Virginia are among those recently bought up by the Nature Conservancy under a program to draw developers and stimulate job creation and local economic activity.
TVA, moving away from coal, commits big to utility-scale solar
The authority signed deals for 484 megawatts of solar and said it would develop thousands more. The news comes days after TVA closed its 1,205-megawatt Paradise coal plant in Kentucky.
‘Sympathy but nothing else’ for sick coal cleanup workers in Tennessee
“TVA’s nine-member board offered sympathy Wednesday, but nothing else.” More than 400 workers were poisoned by coal-ash cleanup work, according to court records.