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Watching wind grow

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Wind energy development in the United States is rushing past recent growth records. For example, 6,819 megawatts of generating capacity were installed in 2011; in 2012, that figure jumped to more than 13,000 MW, according to the American Wind…

Warm weather brings out more than flowers

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Late spring/early summer is absolutely one of the most beautiful times to live in Tennessee. The mild temperatures and brilliant blue skies just call out for a little extra time listening to the birds from the backyard hammock. In my case, it’s…

Make it a great day

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Mike Knotts, director of government affairs One of the really interesting things about working around and with the great people who bring you The Tennessee Magazine is that I get to hear about a lot of really awe-inspiring people, places and…

Independence forever!

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Mike Knotts, Director of Government Affairs for the Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association “It will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn…

General Assembly adjourns

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On May 1, the 107th Tennessee General Assembly adjourned its second session and brought to a close legislative business for the year - it's earliest finish since 1998. The TECA Bill Tracker is finalized, and available by clicking the links below. High…

What is important

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The week of March 12 was an eventful one in Nashville, to say the least. More than 200 devoted directors and employees from Tennessee’s electric cooperatives were in the state capital to participate in the Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association’s…

Patience is a virtue

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Mike Knotts, Director of Government Affairs for the Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association For years, I’ve heard the saying, “Patience is a virtue.” I’m not sure I’ve ever really thought about what that means. Have you? I just…

Decennial decisions

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Mike Knotts, Director of Government Affairs for the Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association One man. One vote. It doesn’t get much simpler than that. Every citizen in the U.S. has the right to equal representation. We may take this principle…

Spreading Mayberry ideals on Capitol Hill

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Mike Knotts, Director of Government Affairs for the Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association I love “The Andy Griffith Show.” That’s not exactly breaking news, I know. It’s only one of the most popular television shows in history.…