We advance sustainable energy in the community by advocating for better policy. We work on your behalf with cities, counties, utilities, and the state of Alabama.
What does this mean?
This means that we are there for you, when you can’t be. We are there at community meetings, talking with your political representatives and energy-policy makers, and fighting for sustainable energy.
We focus on advocacy to make it easier and more equitable to save energy and install renewable energy. Today many policies and laws block the deployment of sustainable energy in Alabama. We think that’s wrong. And we are working to change it. People have a right to make improvements to their property and should have a choice about where their energy comes from.
We focus on policies that build Alabama up, step by step, to achieve a future of sustainable energy for all. No matter where in Alabama you live. Read more about our policy stance.
Energy Alabama advocates for:
- Passing bills, executive actions, and ordinances that support the growth of sustainable energy.
- Growth in actions taken by the public on issues we engage.
- Joining with new non-traditional allies on issues of interest.
- Encouraging state legislators to openly question Alabama Power and other influential utilities.
- Increased media attention on sustainable energy and/or the influence of utilities in Alabama.
- Friction and disagreement between fellow utilities or between utilities and large consumers of electricity.
- Putting utilities on the defensive rather than the offensive with respect to their protection of the status quo.
Energy Alabama only advocates for policies that are:
- Socially equitable
- Environmentally beneficial
- Market based
What we’ve accomplished through advocacy
- City of Huntsville commits to energy efficiency target of 1% of annual sales.
- City of Huntsville commits to 20% renewables by 2020.
- Serve on TVA’s Integrated Resource Planning (IRP) Committee which develops its long-range energy plan.
- Serve on TVA’s Energy Efficiency Information Exchange (EEIX) to improve low-income energy efficiency programs.
- Challenging TVA’s new fixed “Grid Access Charge” in federal court.