About

Energy Alabama is a nonprofit membership-based organization that has advocated for clean energy in Alabama since 2014. Our work is based on two pillars: education and advocacy.

Energy Alabama’s Pillars of Impact

Education

Our education efforts are focused on developing and inspiring tomorrow’s leaders through hands-on, interactive sustainable-energy educational activities. Our goal is to improve Alabama’s overall student achievement results in STEM-energy through the implementation of energy education in Alabama K-12 school systems.

Advocacy

Our advocacy efforts are focused on making it easier and more equitable to save energy and install renewable energy. Today many policies and laws block the deployment of sustainable energy in our great state. We think that is wrong. And we intend to change it. People have a right to make improvements to their property and should have a choice about where their energy comes from.

our value
OUR VALUES

Energy Alabama

We place four values at the core of every decision we make,
and every issue we engage. They are:

Alabama sordid past is rife with inequity. The mere mention of the state’s name outside Alabama projects images of racial tension and poverty. We are acutely aware of the challenges unique to Alabama and much of South with respect to any policy change. Any change in energy policy must be rooted in improving economic, social, and environmental benefits for all Alabamians.
Alabama is a conservative state with deeply held beliefs that the market can solve social and economic problems. We agree and intend to use the power of the market both to negotiate our positions and also to scale the solutions. We do, however, recognize that the market cannot solve all societal ills and must be properly regulated.
Alabama’s perennial struggle is one of poverty. Sustainability, while traditionally only referred to in an environmental sense, means much more. Truly sustainable policy changes also improve family conditions, public health, and economic development. Any change in energy policy must improve the economic, social, and environmental positions for all Alabamians and the policy itself must be sustainable.

The basic requirement for a successful policy is to recognize divergent views on important issues. Basic values in the policy must include:

  1. A recognition that reducing our dependence on fossil fuels, both domestic and imported is critical to our national and economic security
  2. Reliable, plentiful, sustainable, and affordable energy and its effective distribution are vital to the support and growth of all sectors of Alabama’s economy
  3. Recognizing and providing support for rural based energy solutions.  The future energy needs of the state present unique opportunities to diversify the state’s energy supply and technology and provide new opportunities for agriculturally based products and Alabama based clean energy solutions.
  4. Successful energy strategy requires a collaboration among Alabama stakeholders. The interests of utilities, local power companies, cities, municipalities, landowners, business owners, and others must be recognized. This is the heavy lift for any sustainable policy, but it is work that must be done.
Have you any question ?

Frequently Asked

The Alabama Public Service Commission—also known as the Alabama PSC or simply the PSC—is probably the state agency that you know the least about. But the PSC is one of the most powerful entities in the entire state. Click here to learn more.

Air pollution is the single greatest environmental risk for premature death in the world, contributing to over 5 million deaths every year. Exposure to pollution can trigger numerous health problems including chest pain, coughing, throat irritation, and congestion. Certain pollutants have been linked to increased risk of lung disease, heart disease, cancers, and neurodegenerative diseases.
Sustainable energy is energy that meets the needs of the present generations without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Sustainable energy is about finding clean, renewable sources of energy—sources that renew themselves, rather than sources that can be depleted.
The answer is, YES! An unlimited supply of energy shines down on the entire state every day, but we’re not taking advantage of it.
FAQ

ENERGY ALABAMA TEAM

Bambi Ingram

Bambi Ingram

Board of Directors
blingram1987@gmail.com

Edwan O'Neal

Edwan O’Neal

Board of Directors
edwanoneal@gmail.com

Jonathan Rossow

Jonathan Rossow

Board of Directors
jonathan.k.rossow@gmail.com

Richard Williams

Richard Williams

Board of Directors
rbwilliams67@gmail.com
Randy Buckner

Randy Buckner

Chair, Board of Directors
rbuckner@energyalabama.org
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Daniel Tait

Executive Director
dtait@energyalabama.org
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Sheree Martin

Deputy Director
smartin@energyalabama.org
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