Birmingham, Alabama –The Alabama Environmental Council (AEC) Recycling Center, recently relocated to Avondale, is adding solar power to its offices in order to save energy, save costs, and educate the public about solar power in Alabama. Through the donation and installation by Eagle Solar and Light, electricity bills and environmental impacts will be reduced with a 1.5 kW photovoltaic system by LG.

Energy efficiency is a way of managing and restraining the growth in energy consumption. Something is more energy efficient if it delivers more services for the same energy input, or the same services for less energy input. For example, when a compact florescent light (CFL) bulb uses less energy (one-third to one-fifth) than an incandescent bulb to produce the same amount of light, the CFL is considered to be more energy efficient. ~International Energy Association (IEA)

Here are a few of the items we need for our new Recycling Center, and the approximate cost. We are happy to accept cash donations toward an item, or discuss your donation of a new or used item on the list.

Skid-steer Loader - $15,000


The Solar Foundation’s State Solar Jobs Census 2015 has lots of good news… except for Alabama: Alabama’s non-existent or even regressive solar policies have resulted in our “Sunny South” state ranking 50th in solar jobs per capita. (Indeed, as if to add insult to injury, a town called Alabama in New York state is expected to create more than three times the total number of solar jobs than the entire State of Alabama — and recently attracted an additional $10M investment from Korea.)

The Solar Foundation’s State Solar Jobs Census 2015 has lots of good news… except for Alabama: Alabama’s non-existent or even regressive solar policies have resulted in our “Sunny South” state ranking 50th in solar jobs per capita. (Indeed, as if to add insult to injury, a town called Alabama in New York state is expected to create more than three times the total number of solar jobs than the entire State of Alabama — and recently attracted an additional $10M investment from Korea.)

AEC held its fourth POWER-UP Energy Forum in the Norton Campus Center Great Hall at Birmingham-Southern College Tuesday, February 23, 2016. For the first time, POWER-UP celebrated energy conservation winners in Residential, Commercial, and Educational categories.

 

Energy: Renewable & Efficient + Reliable & Economical
March 18, 2015

Birmingham-Southern College, Norton Campus Center, Great Hall

Alabama Environmental Council’s third POWER-UP forum was Wednesday March 18, 2015 – in partnership with Southern Environmental Center and BSC Urban Environmental Studies Program.  Speaker bios can be found here.

“The cheapest energy is the energy you don’t have to purchase in the first place”

What I found out about energy I’m wasting at home – and how you can find out too!

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