Energy and Utilities

Alabama Power Foundation: 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 The...

Biofuel: The Farmer’s Alchemist To Stop Waste of Biomass

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

Clean Power Plan: 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-Based Bioplastic: Algix Plan to Stop Plastic Waste

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

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 Corp.’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. Up until the...

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 and Cleburne...

Stars of Sustainability

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

Leading by Example

White-Spunner Construction Inc. has no problem taking the LEED when it comes to green building principles. “There’s just no down side, ”...

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