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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PV Soft Cost and Workforce Development Survey for Alabama

Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) has received funding from the Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative to help reduce PV soft costs in the Southeast over the next three years.  In order to help develop cost reduction strategies and recommendations, we must first adequately define current estimates.  This short question survey will be used to help develop a […]

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Solar Energy Documentary “Catching the Sun” to Show in Birmingham and Huntsville!

Hat tip to Energy Alabama for the following info! Check out our showings in Huntsville (https://www.tugg.com/events/95205) and Birmingham (https://www.tugg.com/events/95417)! (Showtimes are Thursday, May 12 7:30PM – 9:03PM at Carmike Summit 16 in Birmingham and Thursday, April 28 7:30PM – 9:03PM at Carmike Valley Bend 18  in Huntsville.) “Liberals and conservatives both make appearances, as do people of […]

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UAB to Compete in Solar Decathlon 2017

According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) will be one of sixteen teams chosen from colleges and universities across the United States and around the world, who “will now begin the nearly two-year process of building solar-powered houses that are affordable, innovative, and highly energy-efficient.” UAB received $35,000 in pledges […]

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Nominate an Energy Champion for Alabama

Announcing Alabama Environmental Council’s 2016 POWER-UP Award Nominations Alabama Environmental Council is committed to meeting today’s needs for energy in a way that doesn’t compromise the ability of future individuals and communities to meet their needs. We recognize that the generation, transmission, distribution and use of electricity is in transition from higher emissions to a […]

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