Regional energy group recognizes Huntsville, state efforts

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - The Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance honored Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle, the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs and Nexus Energy Center for their support of energy conservation and efficiency.

The group cited the "Alabama Wise" home energy upgrade program. The program helps residents conserve energy while realizing the benefits of an energy-efficient home.

Battle said energy is a strong economic selling point for Huntsville.

"It's very important to be recognized for energy and what we've done in the energy field," he said Tuesday. "The energy field provides jobs, it provides an industry."

Nexus Energy Center is a Huntsville-based nonprofit consortium that advocates energy conservation.

Since its launch, "Alabama Wise" has saved customers nearly $300,000 a year and provided more than $6 million in revenue to local contractors

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