The Environment | Alabama Power

The Environment

Protecting our resources for the future

Alabama is a beautiful place, with extraordinary natural resources.  Protecting those resources while providing reliable, affordable electricity for our customers, is at the heart of our company's mission.

We work to minimize our environmental impact, preserve the environment and strengthen the communities in which we live, work and serve. To help guide us in this effort, we invest in renewable energy, green research and development and eco-stewardship.

Stewardship

As one of the largest managers of land and water resources in the state, we partner with federal, state and local organizations on research, management, and education initiatives to protect river ecosystems and wildlife habitat. We believe that today’s stewardship efforts are an investment in our shared future.

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Greener State

We offer our residential and business customers an affordable and easy way to support renewable energy through our program, Greener State. With Greener State, you can purchase Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) to power your home or business with renewable energy.

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Going Green: Eco-friendly Building

We encourage energy efficient construction methods and partner with communities, organizations and vendors that are committed to protecting, improving and expanding parks and green space.

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Renewables

We remain dedicated to researching and identifying cost-effective, renewable resources. As we continue to preserve our waterways, we also remain dedicated to identifying and cultivating cost-effective ways to use our natural, renewable resources.

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Solar Energy

Solar energy is power that is harnessed directly from the sun’s radiation. The sun can provide energy year round as either a heat source or a source of electricity for your home or business.

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Nuclear Energy

As the second leading source of electricity after coal, nuclear power provides 20 percent of the nation’s electricity and is a key element in a balanced fuel mix.

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Air and Water

We are committed to preserving the quality of our air and water. Since 1996, we have reduced emissions of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides by more than 97% and 88%, respectively.

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Electric Transportation

Through our testing and use of Electronic Transportation (ET) vehicles and infrastructure, we have successfully worked to expand the non-road ET market and generate ET-related savings for you.

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Research and Development

It’s important to us that we provide you with clean energy while reducing our carbon footprint and minimizing our impact on the environment. While we’re working to keep the environment safe on our end, we also want to empower you to use energy more efficiently.

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Hydro Relicensing

Alabama Power operates 14 hydroelectric facilities and 11 reservoirs on the Coosa, Tallapoosa and Warrior river systems that average around 6 percent of the company’s annual electric generation. These projects are operated under licenses issued by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

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