TVA 2012 Climate Change Adaptation Plan
As a Federal Agency, TVA includes climate change adaptation in its decision making. The U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) coordinates and integrates federal research on changes in the global environment and their implications for society. The mission of the USGCRP builds a knowledge base that informs human responses to climate and global change through coordinated and integrated federal programs of research, education, communication, and decision support.
TVA manages the potential effects of climate change on its mission, programs, and operations within its environmental management processes. By definition, all planning activities are always conducted under conditions of uncertainty. Climate change adaptation planning is no different. Interagency efforts have been, and continue to be, underway to better understand the uncertainty associated with climate change. In 2011, TVA issued a Statement on Climate Change Adaptation. In 2012, in accordance with Executive Order 13514, TVA prepared a Climate Change Adaptation Plan and will annually report its progress.
TVA publically released the final 2012 Climate Change Adaptation Plan on February 8, 2013 and public comments were accepted through April 8, 2013. TVA received two comments; these will be considered during the development of the 2013 update to the plan.
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2012 Climate Change Adaptation Plan, (PDF, 835 kb)
For more information contact:
Karen Utt, Clean Energy Specialist
Tennessee Valley Authority
1101 Market Street, SP 5D-C
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37402