2017 Power-Up: To Be Rescheduled!

We must reschedule! We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience and hope that both presenters and guests will be able to attend, at a date to be announced soon, with our planned agenda intact. Meanwhile, please keep submitting Conservation Award nominations!  2017 Registration, Award Nominations Open! Energy: Renewable & Efficient + Reliable & Economical Tuesday, February 28, 2017 Registration […]

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Today is #GivingTuesday: Support Solar by Supporting ASK Partners!

ASK Partners helping to “put solar on the map” here in Alabama are: Gulf States Renewable Energy Industry Association, Alabama Solar Association, Alabama Environmental Council and the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Government. Please consider supporting our work with a donation this #GivingTuesday and beyond!      

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Birmingham Citizens’ Climate Education Chapter Organizational Meeting!

You’re invited to hear more about opportunities to volunteer with Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL)/Citizens’ Climate Education and see if you want to be a part of our “in progress” Birmingham chapter or just stay in touch. Please mark your calendar – Monday, Nov. 14, 5:30-7:30pm, at Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest’s Children’s Program Room. […]

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Announcing THREE 2016 Alabama Solar Tours!

There will be three solar tours in Alabama this year! Oct. 1 – Huntsville Oct. 8-9 – Blount County Oct. 29 – Birmingham This is the first year UAB will be featured on the Birmingham tour: We will be available from 10 am to noon the day of the tour. Visitors should park in the […]

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Introducing the Community Power Map

By John Farrell and reprinted from the Institute for Local Self-Reliance. Where are communities taking charge of their energy future? Which states give communities the most power? ILSR’s newly-released Community Power Map provides an interactive illustration of how communities are accelerating the transition toward 100% renewable energy and how state policies help or hinder greater […]

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DOE: 5 Common Myths About Residential Solar

(Reprinted from The Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy) Editor’s Note: This blog post is part of the SunShot Initiative’s series on solar and real estate. Read all the posts here. A simple web search finds about 49 million results on solar energy. It’s a hot topic, and rightfully so. The […]

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Energy Efficiency and Energy Conservation

Energy efficiency is a way of managing and restraining the growth in energy consumption. Something is more energy efficient if it delivers more services for the same energy input, or the same services for less energy input. For example, when a compact florescent light (CFL) bulb uses less energy (one-third to one-fifth) than an incandescent […]

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