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Alabama Power Asks for Increased Renewable Energy Options


Conservation Alabama commends Alabama Power’s efforts to generate 500 megawatts of energy from renewable resources, including solar. The utility is applying for approval from the Public Service Commission to provide options for customers who want to purchase renewable energy, including projects that generate up to 80 megawatts each. 


Black Warrior Riverkeeper Successfully Settles Shannon Mine Pollution Lawsuit

There is good news today for people and wildlife along Valley Creek and Bankhead Lake.  Black Warrior Riverkeeper, a nonprofit clean water advocacy organization, has settled their citizen lawsuit over water pollution violations at the Shannon Mine.  The parties have filed a proposed settlement decree with the court and are awaiting approval by the U. S. Department of Justice.


U.S. Finalizes Settlement with Georgia-Based Millard Refrigerated Services over Ammonia Release that Sickened Workers Responding to BP Oil Spill

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced a final settlement with Millard Refrigerated Services that resolves alleged violations of the Clean Air Act, Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act and Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act for an airborne release of ammonia from Millard’s Theodore, Alabama, facility in 2010.  Millard will pay a $3 million penalty for the violations that sickened 152 people responding to the BP oil spill.


SweetWater Helps Black Warrior Riverkeeper “Save Our Water” in Tuscaloosa

SweetWater Helps Black Warrior Riverkeeper “Save Our Water” in TuscaloosaBrewery’s annual campaign raises thousands for Waterkeeper Alliance groups across the Southeast

From July 3 through Labor Day, SweetWater Brewing Company’s annual “Save Our Water” campaign encourages folks to “give of their liver to save the river” in a multifaceted fundraising effort for Waterkeeper Alliance, a global movement of on-the-water advocates. Funds and awareness are generated by purchases of “Save Our Water” t-shirts and signature-ready “fundraising fish” at participating restaurants, bars and retail accounts across SweetWater’s distribution footprint. Patrons may visit to donate online and learn about the projects their dollars will fund in their local communities.


Google Chooses TVA Site for Next Data Center

First Data Center to Locate on Repurposed Coal Generation Site

The Tennessee Valley Authority announced that Google has chosen TVA’s Widows Creek soon-to-be retired coal plant site in North Alabama to build its newest data center – the 14th across the globe. Joining TVA’s President and CEO Bill Johnson and TVA Chairman Joe Ritch in the announcement were Robert Bentley, Governor of Alabama, local and state officials and Gary Demasi, Google Director of Data Center Energy and Location Strategy.


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