Barbara Drummond

Alabama House of Representatives, District 103

In South Alabama we are blessed with abundant oil, gas and other energy resources. These God-given resources provide countless jobs and hundreds of millions of dollars in royalties that go to the state to help fund many of our most important programs. Responsible stewardship and continued research and development can continue to help this industry grow and support our state in the years to come.

George N. Clark

Director Emeritus and President of Workforce Development, Manufacture Alabama

Manufacturing industries in Alabama are able to thrive, in part, because of a robust and diverse energy industry. We are blessed in Alabama to have a variety of options to offer our existing and potential manufacturers when they are considering their energy needs. Manufacture Alabama is excited to be a part of the Energy Institute of Alabama and we look forward to continuing to ensure that our state is a leader when it comes to creating good-paying jobs for all Alabamians.

Gerald H. Allen

Chairman, Alabama Senate Transportation & Energy Committee

The availability of affordable and reliable energy is vital to the economic growth of the state of Alabama. We are blessed to have multiple producers of power in our state and forward-thinking managers of those businesses who work every day to keep our energy sector strong. I am pleased that the Energy Institute of Alabama is now working to provide concise information about how energy industries contribute to our economy and how policy decisions affect consumers.

EIA will be the best resource for serious, yet easily understandable research analysis on energy policy and how we are all affected by regulations considered in Montgomery, Washington and beyond. I look forward to using this new resource and sharing it with my colleagues in the Legislature.

Jerry Carl

U.S. House of Representatives, Alabama Congressional District 1

Creating energy independence is crucial for the economic future of our state and our nation, and it’s one of my top priorities in Congress. The Energy Institute of Alabama plays a key role in informing both the public and businesses of how affordable and reliable energy can drive the state’s economy forward, and I’m proud to work together with them to keep our energy industry growing.

Randall Shedd

Chairman, Alabama House of Representatives Transportation, Utilities and Infrastructure Committee

The Energy Institute of Alabama’s mission to promote reliable, affordable and clean energy fits perfectly with what should be the aim of everyone in our state government. As chairman of the Alabama House Transportation, Utilities, and Infrastructure Committee, supporting energy policies that benefit Alabamians, our state and our economy is a top priority of mine, and the Energy Institute’s industry experts have a wealth of knowledge that help our state continue to be a national leader on energy policy.

Milton Davis

Co-chair of the Economic Development Committee of Manufacture Alabama and Director of Industrial Business Development for B.L. Harbert International

As a general contractor, the energy sector is one of the most critical components in our clients’ ability to operate their manufacturing facilities every day in the most efficient, productive way possible. We rely on a variety of energy providers for the facilities we construct and depend on them to ensure we’re continually competing globally from an economic standpoint. We are excited about the opportunity to support the Energy Institute of Alabama by highlighting the importance of the energy sector to the construction industry.

Steve Sewell

Executive Vice President, Economic Development Partnership of Alabama

Alabama’s ability to provide reliable energy at a competitive cost has long been one of our great advantages in economic development. We are fortunate that leaders in the energy industry are working together and focused on the challenge of meeting our state’s future energy needs – it will be critical to our continued success in recruiting companies and supporting the sustainability and expansion of existing Alabama businesses.

Steven E. Taylor, P.E.

Director, Auburn University, Center for Bioenergy and Bioproducts

The formation of the Energy Institute of Alabama is an exciting development for our state. One of the most critical elements to improving economic development in Alabama is to provide sustainable and affordable sources of energy. I am confident that through the Institute, we will provide science-based information to help select the best energy sources and the most appropriate policies to encourage innovation and growth in Alabama.

Our work at Auburn University has been dedicated to providing renewable sources of energy based on the state’s forest and agricultural resources. This work has the potential to increase the economic return to Alabama farmers and forest landowners, which is a significant step in growing our local economies. The Institute, therefore, promises to be a catalyst for policy and technology development that will ultimately strengthen our state.

Terri Sewell

U.S. House of Representatives, Alabama Congressional District 7

Few things are more important to Alabama businesses — both large and small — than dependable, affordable, clean energy. Alabama is blessed with energy companies that not only provide this important service, but contribute greatly to the economic well-being of our state. As the U.S. Representative for the 7th Congressional District of Alabama, I am proud to work together with the Energy Institute of Alabama to grow this critical industry in the years to come while advocating for clean energy policies that will allow the industry to continue to provide good-paying jobs for all Alabamians.

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