Alabama electricity rates in January 2017 averaged 12.11 cents per kilowatthour -- an estimated 1 percent less than the 12.22 cents per kilowatthour average rate in the U.S. overall in January 2017.
Alabama natural gas rates in December 2016 averaged 14.27 dollars per thousand cubic feet -- an estimated 58 percent more than the 9.06 dollars per thousand cubic feet average rate in the nation overall in December 2016.
While coal consumption as an electricity source dropped in almost every U.S. state from 2007 to 2015, IN, OH & PA saw the largest decreases.
Alabama is known for long, hot summers and sunny skies, so it might be surprising to see the state listed among the worst solar energy states in the …
Wind energy had a big year in the U.S. in 2015, accounting for more new electricity capacity in the country than any other energy source.
Alabama has an estimated population of 4,779,736, which ranks 23rd in the nation. 
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