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July 1, 2020

Glen Canyon Dam: A Renewable Jewel in the Desert Southwest

On September 22, 1966, and with much fanfare, the First Lady of the United States, Lady Bird Johnson, dedicated Glen Canyon Dam just over the Utah border in Page, Arizona.  Producing 80% of all the system’s hydropower Glen Canyon is the power generating linchpin of the Colorado River Storage Project […]
June 29, 2020

Lack of Access to Electricity is Still a Global Problem

Most of the U.S. and the industrialized world has access to reliable, and for the most part, affordable power. With that access, it’s easy to forget that much of the world isn’t so fortunate. While the average American experiences less than six hours without power a year, nearly 12% of […]
June 21, 2020

Gattie Discusses Global Significance of Resolute Nuclear Energy Complex

In an in-depth interview with the Global American Business Institute — Dr. David Gattie — Energy Fairness contributor and Associate Professor of Engineering at the University of Georgia — discusses the U.S. Foreign Policy implications of having a resolute nuclear energy complex.  
June 16, 2020

Supreme Court Removes One More Hurdle for Critical East Coast Natural Gas Pipeline

Yesterday, in a 7-2 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court all but removed the last hurdle for the construction of the much-needed Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP).  The $8 billion 600-mile pipeline would bolster the supply of affordable and reliable natural gas by transporting it from West Virginia to sites in Virginia […]
June 9, 2020

U.S. Once Again Poised to Lead World on Nuclear Tech

Energy Fairness has long advocated expanding nuclear power as a source of clean, reliable energy. Unfortunately, the U.S. has fallen behind in the development of nuclear energy technologies. In doing so, emerging economies that look to the U.S. for affordable and reliable energy solutions now look to rivals like Russia […]
June 3, 2020

Outdated NEPA needs modernizing. Just ask Warren Buffett

ICYMI: Energy Fairness Executive Director Paul Griffin authored an article on the importance of NEPA reform that was featured in Utility Dive. The original piece can be viewed here.  In May 2007, the junior senator from Illinois was Barack Obama — a rising political star who had just announced his candidacy for president. Twitter was less […]
May 28, 2020

Op-Ed: Project Tundra Hopes to Take Next Step with Carbon Capture Technology

Energy Fairness is pleased to present the following op-ed from Mac McLennan, — CEO, Minnkota Electric Cooperative — regarding the promise of the coop’s Project Tundra Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage initiative. Many of the mission statements across the electric utility industry look fairly similar. Delivering safe, reliable, affordable, and […]
May 27, 2020

U.S. Renewables Expansion Strong, Despite Coronavirus

There can be little doubt that the U.S. economy has taken a strong hit from the outbreak of novel coronavirus. Unemployment is still at levels not seen since the Great Depression and retail sales plunged a record 16.4% in April according to a report from the U.S. Department of Commerce. One sector […]
May 18, 2020

Coal-Fired Power: A Sure Thing in Uncertain Times

The recent news out of Texas that the mothballed 470-megawatt Gibbons Creek coal-fired power plant will be back online is a victory for electric reliability and for power customers. After all, Texas is forecasting record demand over the next two years. The fact that the power grid in the Lone Star State […]
May 11, 2020

Executive Order Aims to Protect the Power Grid

The U.S. power grid is a crucial part of our daily lives. Any successful attack on it could not only plunge parts of the country into darkness, but it would also compromise America’s ability to defend itself. A strike like this would damage our economy and pose risks to human […]
April 29, 2020

Fossil Fuels An Indispensable Tool in the Covid-19 Fight

Energy Fairness has written before about the dangers of abandoning fossil fuels and the folly of governments and institutions “divesting” from fossil fuels. Now, as communities worldwide continue to deal with COVID-19, the value of fossil fuels has become even more clear. While it’s clear that fossil fuels such as natural gas […]
April 23, 2020

Nuclear Fusion is Getting Its Moment in the Sun

For nearly a century, scientists have been on a quest to harness the power of the sun to create limitless supplies of energy. And while solar energy technologies have made great strides, another advancement holds perhaps even greater potential: nuclear fusion. If harnessed on a commercial level, fusion has the […]
July 31, 2017

Choice, Consequences, and Consumers

PACE was on the road in July, covering national meetings of state legislators such as the American Legislative Exchange Council, the Southern States Energy Board, and the Council of State Governments’ Southern Legislative Conference. It was a privilege to hear hours of thoughtful discussions and be reminded how hard our […]
August 7, 2017

“Ree”-Examining Rare Earth Elements

Here in Boston for the National Conference of State Legislatures’ 2017 Legislative Summit, I’ve enjoyed attending several informational sessions on current topics in energy and environmental policy. It’s been an honor to meet and talk with dozens of state legislators from all over the country. Rightly so, the legislators, their […]
August 23, 2017

Energy Headlines Abroad – U.K. and Mexico

Energy Issues Facing Neighbors and Friends  Upon returning from a great road trip around the Southeast, it seemed appropriate to look abroad at global energy news. As we all pack up the beach gear and prepare to resume work or school, I hope you can find some use in what […]
September 11, 2017

What’s in Store for Storage?

The Salvation Army asks people who want to help those directly affected by Hurricane Irma to visit helpsalvationarmy.org, call 1-800-SAL-ARMY or text “Storm” to 51555. During the recent spate of hurricanes, I’ve talked with friends and relations across the Southeast to see how they’ve prepared, weathered the storm, or in […]
September 14, 2017

Smart Cities: What’s in a Name?

After Harvey and Irma, some cities and towns may need to rebuild parts of their infrastructure. To do that, they can partially rely on disaster relief public assistance from the federal government, but also will need their own funds and sweat equity. Local government personnel, elected officials, and concerned citizens […]
November 16, 2017

Driving to the Future in Electric Vehicles

The NARUC community has come to count on the Edison Foundation’s Institute for Electric Innovation (IEI) for creative and informative events alongside the official meetings. A breakfast panel on Tuesday brought together large utilities (Southern Company, BGE), environmentalists (the Energy Foundation) and EV consumer advocates (Plug in America). Led by […]