Energy and Utilities

Renewable Power Liftoff

A photo of solar panels stands out on the cover of Atlanta-based Southern Co.’s annual report, and it speaks volumes about the company’s years-long...

Inside Alabama’s Largest Foundation

The Alabama Power Foundation is the largest charitable foundation in the state and the 29th largest corporate foundation in the country, according to...

Flashback: Coalition of the Willing

Talking energy policy, politicians like to trumpet national security. But when it comes to the risks of offshore drilling, they mostly head...

The Farmer's Alchemist

There’s oil in them there … corn cobs? A Tuscaloosa-based company certainly thinks so. Inventure Renewables has created a process to take basic...

EPA Cracks Down on Coal

Representatives of coal-fired utilities and politicians in Alabama have been crying foul since the Environmental Protection Agency unveiled its first-ever proposal to reduce carbon...

Algae Green Plastics

Plastics are essential in modern industry, but their downsides are hard to ignore. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 32 million...

Gulf Oil Feeding Frenzy

Remember when the Exxon Valdez supertanker struck a reef in 1989 and spilled 11 million gallons of crude oil into Alaska’s Prince William Sound?...

Energen’s Third Act Gushes

When James McManus took over as the CEO of Energen Corp. in 2007, the company was on the brink of a transformation....

Wind Farm Turbulence Statewide

The winds of change are blowing across Alabama as renewable energy projects are proposed in Cherokee, Etowah and Baldwin counties. St. Clair...

Stars of Sustainability

Steve Richerson: Teaching & Talking Trash Amid the smell of sawdust and cotton candy at a fairground, a bearded man in...

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