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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 […]
March 20, 2019

Guest Post: Why Georgia Doesn’t Need the “Green New Deal”

Energy Fairness is pleased to present today’s guest post from Tim Echols, Vice-Chairman of the Georgia Public Service Commission. Much has been made about the Green New Deal and hope for a national energy plan.  I have pushed back against this proposal much the same way I resisted the “Clean Power […]
March 14, 2019

Nuclear Power: Part of the Solution.

On March 16, 1979, a new film, China Syndrome, premiered in the U.S. to great fanfare. Twelve days later, a generation of Americans would forever know the name of the nuclear plant outside of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, called Three Mile Island. Normally, the confluence of a movie release and an accident […]
March 6, 2019

Griffin to Florida Lawmakers: Storm Resilience Critical for Power Customers

Earlier today, Energy Fairness Executive Director Paul Griffin addressed Florida lawmakers on a piece of legislation aimed at strengthening the electric grid against hurricanes and other extreme events. The following is Mr. Griffin’s testimony.  Thank you, Mr. Chairman. I appreciate having the opportunity to speak in support of SB 796 and […]
February 25, 2019

Labor Unions Express Concern with Green New Deal

The much-hyped Green New Deal sponsored by NewYork  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Massachusetts Senator Edward Markey was released to great fanfare last week. The resolution aims to make the U.S. carbon neutral within a decade while also investing in new green jobs and upgrading existing buildings in the U.S. to […]
February 20, 2019

Guest post: Four opportunities for bipartisan action in Congress

Energy Fairness is pleased to present an op-ed from Jim Matheson.  Matheson is CEO of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, the national service organization that represents the nation’s more than 900 not-for-profit, consumer-owned electric cooperatives. He previously served seven terms in Congress as a U.S. representative from Utah. Across […]
April 18, 2018

Fired up to Do Good with LIHEAP

PACE is always seeking new avenues and alliances that will strengthen our ongoing mission of highlighting consumers’ interests in reliable and affordable energy. We’ve made a lot of new friends this past year. However, we are particularly excited about a new relationship with the National Energy and Utility Affordability Coalition […]
June 7, 2018

Walking a Few Feet in Poverty

Since the Partnership for Affordable Clean Energy joined the National Energy & Utility Affordability Coalition earlier this year, I’ve searched for ways to get smarter about home energy assistance and to deepen the Energy Fairness commitment to consumers. In late May, I attended a “poverty simulation.” Regular readers of the […]
June 27, 2018

Energy Debates Help Summer Heat Up

Energy Fairness is on the road again, enjoying 110 degree highs in Phoenix. Back in D.C., energy debates are heating up the Beltway atmosphere, but we also found some bright spots to share. The Senate is working on appropriations bills, but partisan divides mean that many “riders” aimed at rolling […]
August 23, 2018

Summer Heat = Increased Need for Southeast Energy Assistance

  During hot summer months when many households rely on air conditioning to stay cool, energy suppliers across the Southeast are prepared to help low-income customers in need of assistance coping with energy bills. This summer, it’s been really hot across America. As part of the National Energy and Utility […]