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

LANCE BROWN, Executive Director of the Partnership for Affordable Clean Energy (PACE), fights for national energy policies that are fair and sensible.

A native of Selma, Alabama, Brown formed PACE in 2009 by organizing more than twenty Southeastern organizations to form a coalition to change the national dialogue about national energy policy.

Brown now regularly presents to community and civic organizations, appears as a subject matter expert on energy policy with the media, publishes a regular energy column in Washington, DC’s The Daily Caller, and serves on a consumer board for the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA).

He recently produced a documentary on the potential effect of national energy policy on America’s working families and businesses.

View the documentary here.

Brown is a Harry S. Truman Scholar who received a B.A. from the University of Southern Mississippi and a Master of Public Administration from Auburn University Montgomery.

Contact: lance@energyfairness.org


Associate Director

JOHN GRIMES is Associate Director of the Partnership for Affordable Clean Energy (PACE).

A native of Birmingham, Alabama, John is a graduate of the University of Alabama with a Bachelor of Arts and a Master’s degree in Journalism. He is also a graduate of Jones School of Law and is a member in good standing with the Alabama Bar Association.

John worked as a journalist in Tuscaloosa for five years and practiced law in southeast Alabama for seven years, including one year as an assistant district attorney in the 12th circuit of Alabama.

Contact: john@energyfairness.org