EPW Holds Hearing on Tennessee Valley Authority Nominees

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) Subcommittee on Clean Air, Climate, and Nuclear Safety held a hearing to consider the nominations of Beth Geer, Robert Klein, and L. Michelle Moore to be Members of the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Valley Authority, and Ben Wagner to be Inspector General of the Tennessee Valley Authority.

“TVA should be at the forefront of ensuring fair prices for ratepayers, incentivizing energy efficiency, and transitioning swiftly toward cleaner energy generation. While TVA has already made some progress toward a clean energy transition, other private utilities have far surpassed TVA’s clean energy and energy efficiency commitments. TVA can and must do more, and it all starts with leadership,” said Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.), Chairman of the EPW Committee.

“In meeting with Ms. Geer, Mr. Klein, and Ms. Moore, I believe they would rise to this challenge and bring excellent leadership to the TVA Board of Directors if confirmed. I also believe that Mr. Wagner would be objective and independent as TVA’s Inspector General if confirmed,” he continued. “I hope that we can quickly confirm each of these nominees. In doing so, we will ensure the TVA Board of Directors does not lose its quorum and provide quality leadership for the Board during a critical time.”