Energy Dominance

May 20, 2019

Senate Committee Blasts Proposal to Sell Federal Hydro and Increase Rates

Members of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources recently blasted the Trump Administration’s proposal to charge market-based rates and sell the transmission assets of the four federal power marketing administrations (Bonneville Power Administration, Southwestern Power Administration, Southeastern Power Administration and Western Area Power Administration) and the Tennessee Valley […]
May 15, 2019

Introduction of Heinrich-Gardner Battery Storage A Smart Move for Energy Future

With the recent introduction of the Heinrich-Gardner Energy Storage Tax Incentive and Deployment Act of 2019 (S. 1142), the U.S. could have a solid footing for advancing technologies that allow broader storage of power. The legislation works by expanding the investment tax credits (ITCs) currently available for energy technology investments. […]
May 8, 2019

Nuclear Energy is Finding New Support

Energy Fairness has been vocal in our support for nuclear energy over the years, especially in regards to our nation’s only nuclear construction project, Plant Vogtle. Recently, it appears that lawmakers are finally taking note of the benefits of nuclear energy.  Back in March, a bipartisan group of 15 U.S. […]
May 1, 2019

The heat is on in Texas. But what about the lights?

Texas might be the home to a multitude of oil and gas development and other energy development, but heading into this summer, it could also be known for rolling blackouts and skyrocketing electricity rates.   The Electric Reliability of Texas (ERCOT), the grid operator for most of Texas, recently sounded […]
April 22, 2019

Increased Funding for Carbon Capture Research May Be Something Congress Can Agree On

Last week a bipartisan group of senators introduced legislation to increase funding for carbon capture research. The bill, called the Enhancing Fossil Fuel Energy Carbon Technology or EFFECT Act, was introduced by Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee ranking member Joe Manchin, with Senators Lisa Murkowski, Shelly Moore Capito, Kevin […]
April 18, 2019

Energy Fairness Joins Suit Against Flawed Electricity Deregulation Amendment

For immediate release – April 18, 2019 Contact – Paul Griffin, 202-577-5454, paul@energyfairness.org TALLAHASSEE, FL –Today, Energy Fairness filed an amicus brief with the Florida Supreme Court in support of Attorney General Ashley Moody’s challenge to the proposed electricity deregulation constitutional amendment. Energy Fairness Executive Director Paul Griffin released the following statement: “Energy […]
April 15, 2019

Building New Natural Gas Pipelines May Soon Be a Much Quicker Process 

Last week, President Trump signed two executive orders aimed at speeding up the the construction of pipelines and other natural gas infrastructure. The first order directs the EPA to review and tighten rules that make it possible for states to block pipeline construction. The other executive order would transfer authority […]
April 11, 2019

Energy Fairness Statement on FY 2020 Federal Budget

(Arlington, VA) While the Trump Administration’s FY2020 budget request to Congress proposes many positive measures for Americans, it also includes a proposal that could hurt the affordability and reliability of electricity. The Trump Administration’s proposal calls for selling the transmission line assets of the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) and three […]
April 2, 2019

Paul Griffin: State leaders should support, not block, energy transmission projects

ICYMI: Energy Fairness Director Paul Griffin authored an article on important role of energy transmission infrastructure featured in the Westchester County Business Journal. See the original article here. As advocates for an American energy future that provides customers with access to reliable and affordable power, we have often pointed out […]
April 1, 2019

Natural Gas Broke New Records in 2018

Over the past few years as the fracking revolution has taken hold, natural gas has delivered more and more of our nation’s power and 2018 marks natural gas’ greatest year yet.  Much of the growth in natural gas fired power last year can be attributed to several periods of extremely […]
March 29, 2019

Energy Fairness Executive Director speaks at the Wyoming Infrastructure Authority’s Spring Energy Conference

ICYMI:   Energy Fairness Executive Director, Paul Griffin, spoke at the Wyoming Infrastructure Authority’s Spring Energy Conference in Jackson Hole, Wyoming on Wednesday.   Griffin discussed the perils of deregulating the electricity marketplace and the benefits of hardening the electric grid to mitigate the effects of severe weather events and […]
March 22, 2019

New Milestone at Georgia’s Nuclear Plant Vogtle

In past years, Energy Fairness has consistently reinforced the need for new nuclear construction in the U.S. as a way of meeting future energy demand and satisfying carbon emissions targets. Our advocacy has included supporting the completion of Plant Vogtle in Georgia, which was the topic of testimony delivered by Energy […]
August 2, 2017

A Lease on Life for U.S. Offshore Resources

Over the years, PACE has consistently spoken out in favor of increasing our nation’s supply of energy, across all sources. That’s why earlier this week, we filed a formal comment letter with the Department of Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) advocating for development of a new and expanded […]
August 21, 2017

Ordering Common Sense with “One Federal Decision” 

Last week, the Trump Administration released an executive order that deserves attention and discussion. It follows a January 24 order that gave agencies authority to fast-track high priority infrastructure projects. It also revoked a January 2015 Obama Administration executive order that included standards for review of sea-level rise when assessing […]
August 31, 2017

Vogtle Moving Forward Is Positive Step

Earlier today, Southern Company announced it will continue to build nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle in Georgia, reinforcing its support of nuclear power. PACE has consistently supported new reactors at Plant Vogtle, as part of a larger effort to advance the U.S. nuclear fleet. Southern Company;s decision is an important one, […]
November 23, 2017

PACE is Thankful for Progress in 2017

Borrowing from David Letterman, PACE has assembled a Top 10 list of energy policy developments, people and institutions that energy consumers can give thanks for this year. In no particular order: Renewed efforts to (safely and in an environmentally friendly manner) explore, map and perhaps one day develop our country’s […]
September 18, 2018

YES to Energy Dominance

Governors, state lawmakers, and state energy regulators convened this week at the Southern States Energy Board’s (SSEB) 58th Annual Meeting to discuss how the region is helping the nation move purposefully toward the Energy Dominance goalpost. SSEB brings together a diverse set of states, from Texas to Maryland, and Oklahoma […]