Alabama News

The following news clips highlight Alabama involvement in recent renewable energy and energy efficiency projects and list in chronological order. Here you can scroll through of stories dating back to 2003. Alternatively, you can search state energy news by state and topic.

December 4, 2013

Energy Department Awards $4 Million for State Energy Efficiency

The Energy Department awarded nearly $4 million to 13 states to increase statewide energy savings and boost the energy efficiency of public institutions, local governments, and industrial sectors. More

November 26, 2013

Thirteen States Receive Energy Department Awards to Drive Greater Energy Efficiency, Save Money

Building on the Obama Administration's efforts to double energy productivity by 2030 and help communities save on energy bills, the Energy Department today awarded nearly $4 million to 13 states to increase statewide energy savings and boost the energy efficiency of public institutions, local governments, and industrial sectors. More

February 27, 2013

Alabama Set for Wind Energy from Oklahoma, Kansas

Alabama Power is now receiving energy from the Oklahoma-based Chisholm View Wind Project as part of a 2011 power purchase agreement. A similar agreement was approved in September, 2012, with the Buffalo Dunes Wind Project near Garden city, Kansas. More

November 27, 2012

Alabama Utility Makes Two Major Wind Power Purchases

The Alabama Power Company has approval from the state Public Service Commission to purchase more electricity from Midwestern wind projects. More

July 5, 2012

Energy Department Awards $14 Million for Energy Efficiency in 22 States

The Energy Department announced that it has awarded $14 million in new investments through its State Energy Program to state-led energy efficiency projects in 22 states. More

December 13, 2010

Alabama Launches Fund to Help Businesses Save Energy

Alabama has launched a $60 million revolving loan program as a new tool to help Alabama businesses make upgrades that save energy, reduce operating expenses and create work. More

October 20, 2008

National Governors Association, General Motors, and 10 States to Develop Ethanol Infrastructure

The National Governors Association has announced it has brokered partnerships between General Motors Corporation and 10 states to enhance access to E85. The partnerships will work to select the best pump locations and advance development and usage of the states' E85 infrastructure. More

February 7, 2007

Alabama Forms Committee to Develop Alternative Energy Policy

Governor Bob Riley and Agriculture Commissioner Ron Sparks announced February 5 that they have formed a committee to develop a comprehensive alternative energy policy. Alabama is one of the few states that does not have a formal energy policy. More

January 30, 2007

Alabama State Vehicles Switch to E-85

Alabama Governor Bob Riley announced at a news conference January 25 that the state is switching the majority of its vehicle fleet to E-85. The move is one of many recent efforts to promote biofuels and support Alabama's agricultural economy. More

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