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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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Clean Up TVA Coalition Launch

Groups and community members unite to propel TVA into a just, equitable, and fossil-fuel-free energy future by 2030   TENNESSEE — Dozens of organizations in the Tennessee Valley came together today to launch the Clean Up TVA Coalition, demanding immediate action from the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) to cut carbon emissions and transition to a fossil-fuel-free

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Atmos: Banking for Sustainable Energy

A New Way to Support Sustainable Energy Do you know where and how your bank is investing your paycheck? If you bank with one of the big banks, your deposits are almost definitely funding the fossil fuel industry. To help make it easy to align your money with your values, we’ve partnered with Atmos, a

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Congress is asking TVA some hard questions

Congress is finally asking TVA some hard questions… many of the same questions we’ve been asking for years. Questions like what’s up with all these fixed fees and grid access charges? Why are TVA customers paying more for energy than the average customer across the country? Why does TVA make it so difficult to go

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Energy Alabama is hiring for a Deputy Director!

Energy Alabama is a non-profit organization advancing Alabama’s clean energy future through education and advocacy. We are currently hiring for a Deputy Director. To view the full job description, including compensation information, click here. To apply for the position, please submit an application (including resume and cover letter) via email to admin@alcse.org. We will update

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New Survey Results: Alabama Voters Want Energy Freedom in a BIG Way

In Alabama, we are all about freedom and market choices, and that’s as true of our energy use as anything else. Alabama Wants Renewable Energy Choices Recent results from a survey of 600 likely Alabama voters show that Alabamians want freedom of choice, a competitive marketplace, and the right and opportunity to choose where their

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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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Alabama Rural Electric Cooperative Scorecard

Rural electric cooperatives (RECs) were established in the 1930s to provide power rural areas not seen as profitable to large investor-owned utilities. In Alabama there are 22 rural electric cooperatives (RECs) providing power to over a quarter of Alabama residents (and over 70% of Alabama’s land mass). Rural electric cooperatives are member-owned (ie. customer owned),

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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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