Environment & Conservation

TDEC Bond Program to Release Applications for Energy Conservation Projects

Friday, November 01, 2013 | 09:51 am

Requests for Proposal Available for Competitive Sub-Allocation for Energy Saving Capital Projects

Nashville – The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation’s Office of Energy Programs announced today the release of the state’s Qualified Energy Conservation Bond (QECB) Program’s Request for Proposals (RFP), which will detail how local governments and public universities can apply for low-interest bonds to finance qualified energy saving projects.

Qualified Energy Conservation Bonds were created by Congress in 2008 and expanded in 2009 by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Tennessee’s total allocation for the program is approximately $64.7 million. More than $18.1 million has been, or is currently, scheduled to be issued for qualifying projects by jurisdictions automatically eligible under the federal legislation. The State has issued 12% of its allocation, surpassing the Southeastern average of 8.7%.

Tennessee State Parks Offer Special Discounts to Veterans

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 | 09:47 am

Veterans Day Designated a Free State Park Day for Tennessee Veterans

NASHVILLE – Tennessee State Parks announced today its annual free state parks day for all Tennessee veterans offering one free night of camping and/or a complimentary round of golf with appropriate identification.  Veterans Day is Monday, Nov. 11.

Three Tennessee Sites Added to the National Register of Historic Places

Thursday, October 24, 2013 | 09:35 am

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Historical Commission announced three Tennessee sites have been added to the National Register of Historic Places.  The National Register of Historic Places is the nation’s official list of cultural resources worthy of preservation.  It is part of a nationwide program that coordinates and supports efforts to identify, evaluate and protect historic resources.  The Tennessee Historical Commission administers the program in Tennessee.

Friends of Warriors’ Path State Parks to Host “Day of Caring” Nov. 2

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 | 11:07 am

Darrell’s Dream Boundless Playground Will Be Closed for Volunteer Clean-Up

KINGSPORT, Tenn. – Tennessee State Parks will join the Friends of Warriors’ Path State Park, the Kingsport Lion’s Club and the Kiwanis Club of Kingsport on Saturday, Nov. 2, for a “Day of Caring” at the Darrell’s Dream Boundless Playground. The playground will be closed from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. for a volunteer clean-up of the area.