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Energy Alabama Promotes Sustainable Energy with 2 Federal Grants

A North Alabama nonprofit is the recipient of a $77,680 federal grant to study strategies to develop an advanced energy economy with an emphasis on coal-impacted communities. Energy Alabama, founded in 2014 by CEO Daniel Tait, will use the technical assistance grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission to identify the advanced energy industry of the […]

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Here’s What Energy Use Intensity Means, And Why Should You Care

To calculate an Energy Use Intensity (EUI) score, all you really need is a few key pieces of information and some basic math skills. Sure, you’ll have to learn what a kBtu is, but it’s really not as complicated as you might think. To understand what you EUI means—well, that’s what we’re here to discuss today. But first, let’s practice those basic

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Sustainable Energy Initiatives for Schools

We have been teaching the teachers, and for that, their good work has been rewarded. The team at Energy Alabama has created a number of initiatives for schools, communities, the private sector and non-profits, each leading to a more rapid acceleration of sustainable energy in the state. Our work was recognized recently with the presentation

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Understanding Energy Performance Contracting

An investment in sustainability can take many shapes, but one unavoidable fact about today’s high-performance technologies is that they usually cost money to implement—and most of the time, it’s all up front. But if you’ve been ruling out a sustainable solution for purely financial reasons, we’d like to introduce you to a concept you really

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Energy Alabama Picks: 4 Great Energy Efficiency Products

Energy efficiency is something we think about a lot here at Energy Alabama. Accelerating the transition to sustainable energy is our ultimate goal, but there’s plenty of groundwork to do in the meantime. Part of that groundwork is helping people make their homes and businesses more efficient. There are plenty of ways to increase efficiency, and some of them are easier (and less

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Why You Should Participate in the North Alabama Building Performance Challenge

If you’ve been around this blog long enough, you’ve probably heard something about the North Alabama Building Performance Challenge (NABPC). But what you might not have thought about is why you should take the challenge yourself. It’s time for us to change that. 6 Reasons to Participate in the North Alabama Building Performance Challenge Simply stated, the goal of the HBBC

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Why the Renewable Energy Market Could Be Set to Explode

The market for small-scale renewable energy production might be set to take off, and that could be big news for local utility companies here in Alabama and all across America. And it all stems from a single federal ruling issued in June following a dispute between energy cooperatives in Colorado. To see the big picture here, we’ll need some background. To begin with,

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Green, Sustainable Buildings of the Future

FLORENCE — Energy efficiency is quickly becoming a growth industry in the building trades, but northwest Alabama is lagging compared with the rest of the state, according to advocates. Speakers Monday at the Shoals Creativity Experiment, an ongoing public discussion about renewable energy and sustainability, included Daniel Tait, CEO of Energy Alabama, who said that

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Movement Shows Importance of Sustainable Energy

Energy Alabama in Huntsville recently kicked off a movement in efforts to convert Alabama to 100 percent sustainable energy. The local team of Energy Alabama presented a platform for people within Madison County to come together and share ideas as well as act upon those innovations and ideas. “Energy Alabama wanted to launch a movement

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