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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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Victory Declared on Chandler Mountain Land, Waters and Endangered Wildlife Saved from Destructive Project

Today we celebrate a significant victory for the people of Chandler Mountain, for the Big Canoe Creek watershed, and for all the living things that call this special area home, including the Canoe Creek clubshell and trispot darter, both of which are federally protected under the Endangered Species Act. Alabama Power has officially abandoned its

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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 Joins “Southern Climate Equity Accelerator”, Led by SELF, America’s First Community Development Green Bank

A first cohort of nascent green funds joined this new regional initiative led by SELF to prepare for the deployment of federal funds that aim to support the region’s transition to an equitable clean energy economy Fort Pierce, Fla. – The Solar and Energy Loan Fund (SELF), America’s first local green bank and Community Development

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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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How Alabama Homeowners Can Unlock Clean Energy Tax Credits Under the Inflation Reduction Act

The landmark Inflation Reduction Act includes many programs to accelerate the transition to clean energy across the U.S. Tax credits for home efficiency upgrades, clean energy installations, and new energy efficient home construction credits are the programs most likely to benefit Alabama homeowners. In this article, we’ll guide you through the tax credits available to homeowners under the IRA.

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