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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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Energy Alabama Revamps Student Membership!

Interested in sustainable energy? If so, connect with students like you across the state!  Energy Alabama is offering free memberships to college students across the state. Joining as a student member offers the opportunity to connect with like-minded peers, industry experts, and professionals advocating for green energy and environmental justice both in Alabama and throughout

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The Importance of Reducing Solar Soft Costs

What are solar soft costs? Soft costs are any costs, fees, or taxes that are included with a product after material and labor. While solar energy is worthwhile, thanks to the long term savings and the benefits for the environment, many potential users are hesitant at first due to the initial cost. A significant portion

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Understanding Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (PURPA)

Defining PURPA Passed in 1978 as one part of the National Energy Act, the Public Utility Regulatory Policies act (PURPA), provided a major benefit to the production and integration of renewable energy. The National Energy Act was conceived in reaction to the energy crisis of 1973. It contained a plethora of legislation that would aim to

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Is Alabama Really Open for Business?

Alabama says it is open for business, but does it really mean it? A recent piece in AL.com explored many of the ways Alabama is, in fact, closed for business when it comes to renewable energy. The AL.com profile looked at a report titled the Corporate Clean Energy Procurement Index authored by the Retail Industry

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Huntsville Area Association of REALTORS® Joins North Alabama Buildings Performance Challenge

Huntsville, AL – One of Huntsville’s most prominent professional organizations, the Huntsville Area Association of REALTORS® (HAAR), has joined the North Alabama Buildings Performance Challenge, committing to achieve ENERGY STAR certification within 10 years. HAAR is reducing operating costs to deliver more resources toward their members and and ultimately the community at-large. “We strongly believe

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Energy Alabama to Help Local Churches Slash Energy Costs with Energy Benchmarking

HUNTSVILLE, AL—Energy Alabama is helping local churches and houses of worship get the most out of their utility bills and reduce church energy costs with energy benchmarking. More budget for work in the community is just a perk. On Tuesday, February 7, Energy Alabama will host an Energy Benchmarking at Avion Solutions, Inc. on Research

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U.S. Space & Rocket Center and Huntsville City Schools Join North Alabama Building Performance Challenge; Commit to 20% Energy Reduction by 2025

Huntsville, AL – Two of Huntsville’s largest community institutions, the U.S. Space & Rocket Center and Huntsville City Schools, have joined the North Alabama Buildings Performance Challenge, committing to achieve at least 20% reduction in energy consumption within 10 years. These community organizations are reducing operating costs to deliver more resources toward their mission: Education.

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