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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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Energy Alabama is Hiring for a Policy Manager

Energy Alabama is hiring for a Policy Manager!!! Could it be you? Clean energy is booming and we need you to help take Alabama to the next level. This is a full-time position, and we’re on the lookout for someone to hit the ground running right away. Our team is passionate and driven, yet also casual and

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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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Screenshot of cover images from TVA 2024 Integrated Resource Planning Scoping Report. Includes solar panels in upper left quadrant, TVA hydro dam in upper right quadrant, fossil gas power plant in lower left quadrant, and nuclear plant cooling towers in the lower right quadrant. The words "Integrated Resource Plan 2024 Scoping Report" appear in the center text box.

Nonprofits submit “Motion to Intervene” to TVA Board

Today Energy Alabama joined five other nonprofits in drafting and submitting a “Motion to Intervene” to the TVA Board of Directors asking for a public hearing, greater transparency and more opportunities for public engagement in the TVA 2024 Integrated Resource Plan process currently underway. The nonprofits joining Energy Alabama in this initiative are: Appalachian Voices,

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Celebrating One Year of the Inflation Reduction Act

One year ago to the day, the Inflation Reduction Act – often shortened to the IRA – was signed into law by President Biden. Let’s break down what the IRA is, its impacts over the last year, and what we can expect to see from Aunt IRA over the next few years. What is the

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Clean Energy Community Fair at East Lake Market

Energy Alabama to promote clean energy and energy efficiency for all of Alabama at community fair as part of the East Lake Market. Other nonprofits advocating for environmental sustainability, poverty issues, and democracy will also participate.

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Alabama’s State Energy Office Announces Funding for Two Critical New Energy Programs with Fast-Approaching Deadlines

The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA) recently announced two new vital energy programs for Alabamians, both of which are funded by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) and administered by the Department of Energy (DOE). State Energy Program (SEP) IIJA Energy-Efficiency Retrofits Program The State Energy Program (SEP) IIJA Energy-Efficiency Retrofits

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We’re Hiring and Want to Work with You (Yes, You!)

Well, folks, what can we say? This is an exciting time for Energy Alabama – and a very exciting post for us. As you know, we’ve been growing rapidly in recent months as we continue to spread the good news about sustainable energy all around Alabama. Because of that growth, it’s time for us to

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