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Department of Energy’s Sunshot Initiative Co-Hosting Local Workshop to Boost Solar in Alabama

Huntsville, AL – The Department of Energy’s Sunshot Initiative, the National Association of Regional Councils and Energy Alabama are hosting “Solar Powering Your Community: Actionable Steps for Adopting Solar in Alabama” on April 28th, 2016. The workshop runs from 10AM to 3PM at the Terry-Hutchens Building in Downtown Huntsville and is open to all local government officials from across North Alabama.

Communities interested in learning more about solar development in Alabama are invited to work with national and local experts. This interactive workshop will provide actionable information on creating a local-level solar program, with a focus on:  

  • The benefits and barriers of solar development in Alabama;
  • Creating solar friendly planning and zoning codes and ordinances;
  • Understanding the regulatory landscape of solar; and
  • Innovative financing options for solar projects.

About Energy Alabama

Energy Alabama is accelerating the transition to clean, sustainable energy throughout Alabama. We accomplish our mission by educating young and old alike, informing smart energy policy, and providing technical assistance to help deploy more sustainable energy. We believe in 100% sustainable energy for all.

About Department of Energy’s Sunshot Initiative

The Solar Outreach Partnership (SolarOPs), the event co-sponsor, is a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) program designed to increase the use and integration of solar energy in communities across the United States. The SolarOPs program is part of the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative, a collaborative national effort to make solar energy systems cost-competitive with other forms of energy before 2020. To drive down the cost of solar electricity, the US Department of Energy is supporting efforts by private companies, academia, and national laboratories, to innovate, educate, and apply best practices in solar energy.

About the National Association of Regional Councils

The National Association of Regional Councils (NARC) serves as the national voice for regionalism by advocating for regional cooperation as the most effective way to address a variety of community planning and development opportunities and issues. NARC’s member organizations are composed of multiple local governments that work together to serve American communities – large and small, urban and rural. For additional information, please visit www.NARC.org.

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If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Daniel Tait by phone at 256-303-7773 or by email at dtait@alcse.org.

Energy Expert Explains Why We Should Be Thinking About Sustainable Energy

MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – Most people only think about energy in terms of the latest power bill.  Sustainable energy is a term that you hear a lot in the media and something this week’s Leadership Perspectives guest thinks about all the time.   Daniel Tait is the CEO of Energy Alabama and he stopped by WHNT News 19 to talk about what sustainable energy is, why we should be thinking about sustainable energy, and how we can take advantage of it.

 

Alabama’s energy future in focus at Power-Up forum

Energy Alabama is proud to have been part of this great event. Our CEO, Daniel Tait, was one of the speakers at The Power-Up Forum.

Executives from utilities and solar energy companies, efficiency experts and homeowners will gather at Birmingham-Southern College Tuesday for the Power-Up Energy Forum to discuss the future of renewable energy, sustainability efforts and energy efficiency in Alabama.

The event, which is organized by the Alabama Environmental Council, will begin at 9 a.m. in the Great Hall at Birmingham-Southern’s Norton Campus Center.

The forum features moderated panel discussions on solar power and energy efficiency, one from a customer standpoint and one from a business standpoint, featuring solar customers, installers and energy efficiency experts.

Read the full article at AL.com

 

Boeing’s $15,000 donation helps Jet’s Tiny House

Thank you to Boeing for your donation that will help Energy Alabama (aka Alabama Center for Sustainable Energy) continue to focus on STEM education in North Alabama.

A $15,000 donation to ALCSE from Boeing was earmarked for hands-on STEM education project in Madison county.

$15,000 donation from Boeing for STEM education

http://www.madisoncountyrecord.com/2016/02/12/boeings-15000-donation-helps-jets-tiny-house/

 

Read the full article at Madison County Record

Boeing Provides $15K Grant to Alabama Sustainable Energy Group

An educational program of the Alabama Center for Sustainable Energy has received a major boost from the Boeing Company.

CEO Daniel Tait said his nonprofit organization’s hands-on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) program for Madison County students is the recipient of a $15,000 award from Boeing. The Energy Sustainability for Tomorrow initiative is a kit-based project aligned with College and Career Ready Standards that educates students of all ages about sustainable energy concepts.

To continue reading the full article, please visit: http://www.al.com/business/index.ssf/2016/01/boeing_provides_15k_grant_to_a.html#incart_river_index