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Alabama Public Service Commission approves Alabama Power gas plant acquisition amid soaring gas prices

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Today the Alabama Public Service Commission approved Alabama Power’s request to acquire the Calhoun Gas Plant and also increased the utility’s energy cost recovery factor, resulting in an approximately $7 increase to Alabamians’ monthly bills. Just over a year after receiving approval to add almost 1,900 megawatts of additional gas resources, Alabama

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RELEASE: Lawsuit Filed Over TVA’s Millions in Payments to Dirty Energy Lobbyists

For Immediate Release, September 9, 2021 Contact: Howard Crystal, (202) 809-6926, hcrystal@biologicaldiversity.org   KNOXVILLE, Tenn.— The Center for Biological Diversity and allies sued the Tennessee Valley Authority today over millions of dollars in ratepayer money the public utility diverts to anti-environmental advocacy groups like the Edison Electric Institute and the Energy and Wildlife Action Coalition. The lawsuit, filed

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RELEASE: Scorecard Shows Lack of Transparency, Poor Access to Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy at Alabama’s Electric Cooperatives

Contact: Daniel Tait, Energy Alabama, (256) 812-1431, dtait@alcse.org Kyle Crider, Alabama Interfaith Power & Light, (205) 306–5811, kyle@thepeoplesjusticecouncil.org Fewer than half of Alabama’s electric cooperatives allow their member-owners to attend board meetings, half do not make their governing documents available online, and none offer community solar programs, according to a new report released today by Energy Alabama and Alabama Interfaith Power & Light. The report

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RELEASE: Clean Energy Advocates Call On TVA to Halt Its Plans for New Gas, Align with Federal Goals

March 16, 2021 Contact: Maggie Shober, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, maggie@cleanenergy.org, 865-235-1448 Daniel Tait, Energy Alabama, dtait@alcse.org, 256-812-1431 Jonathan Levenshus, Sierra Club, jonathan.levenshus@sierraclub.org, 202-590-0893 Knoxville, Tenn. — Clean energy groups, in public comments submitted on March 13, are calling on the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) to halt its plans for a massive build-out of gas-fired power plants that are inconsistent with President Biden’s

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Alabama PSC Should Release Analysis on Alabama Power’s Excessive Profit Formula

Today, Energy Alabama sent a letter to the Alabama Public Service Commission (PSC) asking it to commit fully to transparency and fairness by allowing regular Alabamians to review and submit questions about an overdue report examining Alabama Power’s Rate Stabilization and Equalization (RSE), a key factor in how the utility’s excessive profits are determined. Read

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Groups Ask PSC to Reconsider Alabama Power’s Unprecedented Gas Expansion

Gasp and Energy Alabama have formally asked the Alabama Public Service Commission to reconsider its June decision to approve the single largest capacity increase ever proposed by Alabama Power, including including almost 1,900 MW of gas generation. We requested a rehearing to consider updated testimony in light of economic forecasts showing lessened electric demand due

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Alabama Public Service Commission Backs Alabama Power’s Tax on the Sun

2020 has been a bad year, especially if you’re an Alabama Power customer. The Alabama Public Service Commission (PSC), never content with how many favors it can give Alabama Power, added insult to injury today when it upheld Alabama Power’s sun tax. As many of you know, Alabama Power taxes small scale solar at one

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Legal Petition Demands Tennessee Valley Authority Halt Electricity Shutoffs, Fund Debt Relief

For Immediate Release, August 25, 2020 Contact: Howard Crystal, Center for Biological Diversity, (202) 809-6926, hcrystal@biologicaldiversity.org Brianna Knisley, Appalachian Voices, (937) 725-0645, brianna@appvoices.org Daniel Tait, Energy Alabama, (256) 812-1431, dtait@alcse.org Isabella Killius, Sunrise Tennessee, (615) 762-6665, sunrisetennessee@gmail.com WASHINGTON— Dozens of climate-justice organizations petitioned the Tennessee Valley Authority today to immediately impose a moratorium on electricity

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