Tennesseans could provide a powerful example

Tuesday, August 28, 2001 at 1:00am

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), a 1933 product of the FDR years, built hydroelectric dams that stand as modernist testaments to the idealism of the New Deal. However, today with energy demand having outpaced the capacity of these dams, TVA relies upon coal-fired power plants for most of its electricity generation. The most striking plant is in Kingston, Tenn., which boasts 1,000-foot-tall twin towers that preside over nine smaller smokestacks

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