About PACE

The Partnership for Affordable Clean Energy (PACE) is a coalition of working people, business owners, environmentalists, and trade organizations who are fighting for fair, responsible energy policies.

PACE believes that the national conversation about the future of energy must include discussions about the cost of particular energy alternatives, not just their environmental benefits. In the end, it is America’s working families and businesses that pay for the energy future we create today. That future must be affordable.

Headquartered in Montgomery, Alabama, PACE has affiliates and supporters across the Southeast and beyond.

Executive Director


Executive Director of the Partnership for Affordable Clean Energy (PACE),
Lance Brown is fighting for national energy policies that are fair and sensible.

In 2009, Brown organized more than twenty Southeastern organizations to form a coalition to change the national dialogue about energy policy.

Brown now regularly presents to community and civic organizations, appears as a subject matter expert on energy policy with the media, and is a regular contributor to publications such as The National Journal. He was recently appointed by Alabama Governor Robert Bentley to serve on the Regional Energy Resource Council for the Tennessee Valley Authority.

As part of PACE’s efforts to educate American consumers and policy makers about current energy issues, Brown served as Executive Producer of Unplugged: Reconnecting American Energy Policy with Reality, a 20-minute documentary that examines what America’s future should look like and what it will cost.

View the documentary online.

A native of Selma, Alabama, he is a Harry S. Truman Scholar who has remained active in Southeastern politics. He received a B.A. from the University of Southern Mississippi and a Master of Public Administration from Auburn University Montgomery.

Contact: lance@energyfairness.org