Tennessee News

The following news clips highlight Tennessee involvement in recent renewable energy and energy efficiency projects and list in chronological order. Here you can scroll through of stories dating back to 2003. Alternatively, you can search state energy news by state and topic.

December 4, 2013

Energy Department Awards $4 Million for State Energy Efficiency

The Energy Department awarded nearly $4 million to 13 states to increase statewide energy savings and boost the energy efficiency of public institutions, local governments, and industrial sectors. More

November 26, 2013

Thirteen States Receive Energy Department Awards to Drive Greater Energy Efficiency, Save Money

Building on the Obama Administration's efforts to double energy productivity by 2030 and help communities save on energy bills, the Energy Department today awarded nearly $4 million to 13 states to increase statewide energy savings and boost the energy efficiency of public institutions, local governments, and industrial sectors. More

April 17, 2013

Energy Department Highlights Nissan's Better Plants Challenge Showcase Project in Tennessee

The Energy Department recognized Nissan's participation in the Better Buildings, Better Plants Challenge and its showcase project at the company's new energy efficient paint plant in Smyrna, Tennessee. More

March 26, 2013

Three Tennessee Organizations Receive 2013 Energy Star Awards

Three organizations in Tennessee were honored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy with 2013 awards from the Energy Star Program. More

February 27, 2013

Savings to Chew On: Wrigley Expands Commitment to Sustainability

Wrigley Manufacturing Company used funds from the Energy Department's State Energy Program to expand its commitment to sustainability by collecting solar power to help run a Tennessee plant. More

August 31, 2012

Phoenix Solar Begins Construction of Tennessee's Largest Solar Installation

Phoenix Solar has begun construction on a 9.58 megawatt solar array that, when completed, will be Tennessee's largest solar array. The system is located on the grounds of a Volkswagon plant in Chattanooga, and will provide roughly 12.5% of the facility's annual electricity demand. More

August 15, 2012

Energy Department Invests in Materials for Vehicle Fuel Economy

The Energy Department awarded $8 million for seven new projects to accelerate the development and deployment of stronger and lighter materials for the next generation of American-made cars and trucks. More

April 25, 2012

Harvesting the Sun at the West Tennessee Solar Farm

The just-opened West Tennessee Solar Farm, backed by the Energy Department, is the largest photovoltaic installation in the seven-state Tennessee Valley Authority region. More

December 31, 2011

Tennessee Valley Authority Dedicates 43 kW Solar Funded by Voluntary Program

Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) dedicated two solar sites located in Huntsville, Alabama and Dyer, Tennessee, which began generating solar power in early December. The solar projects include a 23 kilowatt (kW) installation at the Huntsville Botanical Garden, and a 19.7 kilowatt (kW) installation at Gibson County High School, located in Dyer. More

August 31, 2011

Solar Decathlon Entry Uses iPad to Monitor Home

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has entered its innovative "Living Light" home in the upcoming U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011. The home blends tradition with high tech. More

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