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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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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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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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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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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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Alabama Electric Cooperatives Rank Last in New Regional Scorecard

If you haven’t heard, Energy Alabama has released an updated scorecard evaluating the performance of Alabama’s rural electric cooperatives in areas such as democratic governance, member services, and access to clean energy, to name a few. Energy Alabama represents one of seven southeastern states that are a part of Energy Democracy Y’all, an ongoing collaboration

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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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