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Connect Alabama Act Signed into Law

The Connect Alabama Act (SB 215) has been signed into law by Governor Kay Ivey and is now set to enable transformational broadband expansion across the Yellowhammer State.

Sponsored by Sen. Del Marsh (R-Anniston) and carried in the House by Rep. Danny Garrett (R-Trussville), the bill received nearly unanimous bipartisan support and was supported by a broad range of advocates, including the diverse membership of the Alabama Rural Broadband Coalition.

To Learn more, please visit: https://yellowhammernews.com/connect-alabama-act-signed-into-law/

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Governor awards $4.1 million to install electric vehicle charging stations

Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded 18 grants to help bring Alabama motorists into the electric vehicle age.

The grants totaling more than $4.1 million will help finance the installation of electric vehicle charging stations at many fueling stations near interstates and other major highways and corridors in central and north Alabama. Other types of businesses and public entities were also eligible for awards.

Read the full ADECA release here.

Electric Vehicles are Important to Alabama’s Auto Industry

Electric Vehicles (EVs) have emerged as one of the fastest-growing technology solutions in the field of transportation.

While that statement may be surprising, more than 40 different EV models can currently be purchased in the U.S., and that number is expected to more than double by 2022. Through July 2020, more than 1.5 million plug-in vehicles have been sold in the U.S., and that rate is forecast to accelerate as the federal government prioritizes EVs, more electric cars hit the market, prices continue to decrease and EV infrastructure grows.

Read the full Opinion Editorial from EIA Sr. Policy Advisory Dr. Allen Parrish here.

Lineman Appreciation Day honors Alabama’s selfless utility workers

The Energy Institute of Alabama (EIA) is proud to continue the annual celebration on the first Monday in June honoring Alabama’s utility workers. Alabama Lineman Appreciation Day is meant to recognize and honor the hard-working men and women who ensure Alabama enjoys safe and reliable power.

To further thank, honor and recognize Alabama’s linemen and women, EIA released a video with personal messages from a variety of in-state leaders.

Additionally, EIA previously created a foundation–funded by the sale of specialty license plates and donations–to assist the families of linemen when a tragedy or accident occurs on the job. For more information on the license plates, please visit: https://revenue.alabama.gov/motor-vehicle/license-plate-information/generic-specialty-plates/thank-a-lineman-2/