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BTH: MLGW Considers Its Future Energy Options


Memphis Light Gas & Water has been buying power from the Tennessee Valley Authority for 80 years. But that doesn't mean the state's largest public utility is opposed to locating new sources of energy, says MLGW President and CEO J.T. Young.

This week on WKNO-TV's Behind the Headlines, host Eric Barnes is joined by Young, City of Memphis COO Doug McGowen, Boyle Investment Company COO Mark Halperin and reporter Bill Dries of the Daily Memphian.   



Halperin says it would be a complicated undertaking to pull the switch on TVA, but necessary in order to find the most reliable and cost-effective energy provider. McGowen talks about the City of Memphis’ part in MLGW’s search for alternative energy sources, as well as the City of Memphis’ relationship with MLGW. 


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Reporting from the gates of Graceland to the balcony of the Lorraine Motel, Christopher has covered Memphis news, arts, culture and politics for more than 20 years in print and on the radio. He is currently WKNO's News Director and Senior Producer at the University of Memphis' Institute for Public Service Reporting. Join his conversations about the Memphis arts scene on the WKNO Culture Desk Facebook page.