Tennessee Volunteer Emission Reduction Strategy

The Tennessee Volunteer Emission Reduction Strategy (TVERS) is an emission reduction plan currently being developed by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) with support from various partners. This plan is funded through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Climate Pollution Reduction Grant (CPRG) program, which was established in the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (IRA). Through this program, funding is being provided to states, local governments, air pollution control agencies, tribes, and territories to develop and implement plans for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and other harmful air pollutants. Tennessee is one of 47 states that accepted allocated funding to participate in this federally funded initiative, with TDEC as the state grant recipient. As part of this program, TDEC will work closely with the three municipalities in Tennessee who also received funding: Nashville, Memphis, and Knoxville.

More information is available in the About page below or in TDEC's approved workplan or our informational flyer. See below for recent announcements and opportunities to get involved.

Stay Informed & Contact Us

Thank you for sharing your thoughts during our public engagement opportunities in Fall 2023. We are currently planning for our next round of public engagement. Sign up for TVERS Updates below to stay informed about this project. Please contact us if you have any additional questions about TVERS.



Jennifer Tribble

Office of Policy & Planning
Phone: 615-210-7139

Rachael Maitland

Office of Policy & Planning
Phone: 423-836-8925