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Know When to Fold Them — Energen Corp.

When Alabama-based Energen Corp. disappeared by acquisition about one year ago, it might have been a case of getting out while the getting was...

Honda Enters Deal to Decrease Carbon Footprint in Alabama

Honda has entered into long-term virtual power purchase agreements (VPPAs) for renewable wind and solar power that will cover more than 60 percent of the electricity it uses in North America.

Altec’s Long Reach Brings Power to the Navajo Nation

Birmingham's Altec Industries is reaching its long arms west to the Navajo Nation — to households that are among the last to be connected to an electric utility.

Volkert Powers Up Its Energy Domain

94-year-old engineering heavyweight Volkert Inc. is rapidly growing a new energy division.

Flashback: Peak Oil

Figure it was an early Christmas present for folks who still fret over America’s energy security. On November 28, 2018, the U.S. Department of the...

UAB Works at Superconductors to Halt Electrical Spills

UAB research aims to end electrical spillage through experimental superconductor materials.

Flashback: Balky Bellefonte

The towers of the Bellefonte Nuclear Power Plant, in the foothills north of Scottsboro, could nearly qualify as a historic landmark — as one of the longest running construction projects in the U.S.

Untreated Overflow

In affluent and poor communities alike, untreated sewage overflows into streams as many as 30 times a day across Alabama. Improvements to wastewater utilities usually only follow a problem, including a trip to the hospital after a summer swim.

Flashback: Gulf Drilling Vigorous after Disaster

Drilling activity hardly blinked at the environmental disaster of the BP spill. After a modest 18-month decline in Gulf production, there began a steady rise that has continued through 2018.

Energen Corp. Bought for a Premium, $9.2 Billion

Diamondback Energy Inc., based in Midland, Texas, on August 14 agreed to buy Energen Corp. for $9.2 billion.

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