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Behind Closed Doors: The Story of Alabama Power’s New Solar Tax

Did you know that Alabama Power is now home to two solar taxes? You may be familiar with Alabama Power’s long-standing solar tax for homes and small businesses but the power company is back at it, now trying to block almost any potential competitors from providing lower cost energy.  Effective April 1 of 2024, Alabama

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Tracing the Ties: Auburn University, Matrix LLC, and Alabama Power

Recent reporting by the Lagniappe, based in Mobile, revealed a complex relationship involving Auburn University, Matrix LLC, and the McCrary Institute for Cyber and Critical Infrastructure Security. Auburn University is reportedly paying Matrix more than $1 million annually, with more than $800,000 of that amount tied to a contract with the McCrary Institute. Matrix LLC,

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Pending Federal Transmission Rule is Good for Alabama and Business

We see a lot of polarization around us but I’ve never met anyone who doesn’t want cheaper electricity bills, more job creation, and economic growth. Right now, federal regulators are poised to finalize a transmission planning and cost allocation rule that would give us all three. That’s why we’re calling on the Federal Energy Regulatory

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We’re Hiring for a Business and Industry Relations Manager!

Energy Alabama is seeking an assertive and energetic clean energy champion to join the team as Business and Industry Relations Manager. As Business and Industry Relations Manager, you will be instrumental in laying the groundwork for successful growth of sustainable energy in Alabama. You’ll make the essential connections between business, industry, and smart public policy.

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Marketing and Communications Intern

Energy Alabama seeking a motivated Communications Intern to join our team! As a Communications Intern, you’ll play a crucial role in developing content and executing marketing campaigns to drive education and advocacy efforts across Alabama.  Reports to: Marketing and Communications Manager Status: Part time Salary: Starts at $15 per hour, based on qualifications Location: Central

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Press Release: Advocates applaud introduction of new legislation to increase public participation in Tennessee Valley Authority planning process

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 8, 2024 CONTACT Dan Radmacher, Appalachian Voices, (540) 798-6683, dan@appvoices.org Gaby Sarri-Tobar, Center for Biological Diversity, (202) 594-7271, gsarritobar@biologicaldiversity.org Amy Rawe, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, (865) 235-1448, amyr@cleanenergy.org Karli Marshall, Vote Solar, (813) 408 4887, kmarshall@votesolar.org Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn. and Rep. Tim Burchett, R-Tenn., introduced new legislation to improve the Tennessee Valley

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What is an Integrated Resource Plan?

An Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) is a planning tool used by electric utilities. It is a long-term plan examining the utility’s “energy demand and supply and identifying risks that could prevent them from” best serving their ratepayers with low-cost and reliable energy. An IRP serves as a “roadmap for how a utility will meet electricity

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Press Release: Groups announce “People’s Hearing” after TVA board ignores requests for more public input into long-term energy plan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 12, 2023 CONTACT Dan Radmacher, Media Specialist, (540) 798-6683, dan@appvoices.org Nashville, Tenn. — Last month, several nonprofit organizations submitted a request for more transparency and public engagement into the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Integrated Resource Plan process. The board has failed to respond to the groups’ “Motion to Intervene” for more than 30 days. In

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