Paradise http://wkyufm.org en TVA Decides Coal-Fired Power Plant in Western Kentucky Will Stay Open http://wkyufm.org/post/tva-decides-coal-fired-power-plant-western-kentucky-will-stay-open <p>The Tennessee Valley Authority has decided not to close a coal-fired power plant in western Kentucky.&nbsp; The nation’s largest utility was facing congressional pressure to keep open the Paradise Fossil Plant.</p><p>In a vote Thusday, the TVA's Board of Directors decided that one of the three units at the plant in Drakesboro will continue burning coal, while the other units will be converted to natural gas.&nbsp;</p><p>“It’s unnecessary and tragic that the Obama administration’s actions have forced utilities to discontinue coal operations at any of these units,” U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said in a statement.&nbsp; “I fought hard to prevent these changes and fortunately one of the units will continue to burn coal, saving hundreds of jobs."</p><p>In his statement, McConnell also vowed to continue fighting what he called the Obama administration’s anti-coal agenda that threatens the livelihood of Kentuckians.</p><p>In a meeting last month with McConnell, TVA President Bill Johnson said several factors, including the current regulatory environment, forced the utility to review the future of the Paradise Fossil Plant.&nbsp; McConnell responded that Muhlenberg County couldn’t take anymore hits, given the upcoming retirement of Kentucky Utilities’ Green River plant in 2016.&nbsp; Thu, 14 Nov 2013 20:39:44 +0000 Lisa Autry 39894 at http://wkyufm.org TVA Decides Coal-Fired Power Plant in Western Kentucky Will Stay Open Recycling Program to Start Tuesday at Paradise Fossil Plant http://wkyufm.org/post/recycling-program-start-tuesday-paradise-fossil-plant <p>TVA is unveiling a new program, designed to encourage paper and aluminum recycling at the Paradise Fossil Plant in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky. The facility in the bluegrass state is the first of&nbsp; four in the Southeast starting such programs. Tue, 05 Jun 2012 12:02:00 +0000 Dan Modlin 13496 at http://wkyufm.org Recycling Program to Start Tuesday at Paradise Fossil Plant