Phil Bredesen: the Southern solar champion you’ve never heard of

Climate Economy

Phil Bredesen: the Southern solar champion you’ve never heard of

Former Tennessee governor Phil Bredesen has spent the past 10 years quietly bringing renewable power to Trump country.  If you aren’t from Tennessee, you probably haven’t heard of former governor Phil Bredesen.  After all, the politician-turned-solar-power-tycoon has more or less built his brand on staying in the background. In fact, during his unsuccessful Senate run in 2018, Vanity Fair called his strategy “radical boringness,” contrasting him with the gun-toting, Trump-quoting Marsha Blackburn.  And while Bredesen’s partners include Facebook and Shell, Bredesen himself has had no Nobel prizes, national speaking tours…

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