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July 15, 2019

Electric Deregulation is Bad for Florida

Amy Zubaly, Executive Director of the Florida Municipal Electric Association, published an Executive Insights column in the latest issue of FMEA’s Relay magazine denoting the problems associated with electricity deregulation. The original piece can be viewed here. A political action committee called Citizens for Energy Choice is actively seeking signatures […]
July 12, 2019

75 Years of Renewable, Reliable and Affordable Hydropower in the Missouri River Basin

Almost 75 years ago many brave servicemen were fighting and dying at the pivotal World War II battle — the Battle of the Bulge. During the carnage that ensued as Hitler’s Armies made one last attempt in Belgium to dominate Western Europe, President Franklin Roosevelt signed into law the Flood […]
July 9, 2019

Russia’s Floating Nuclear Plant is Now Online

As talks continue about what the future of energy should look like, nuclear energy is getting a second look as a form of clean reliable electricity not only here in the U.S. Overseas, the Russian State Nuclear Energy Corporation, or Rosatom, has built a floating nuclear plant called the Akademik […]
July 2, 2019

Florida Adopts Smart, Proactive Grid Resiliency Law

ICYMI: Transmission & Distribution World published an op-ed by Energy Fairness Executive Director Paul Griffin on Florida’s storm hardening bill yesterday afternoon. The original piece can be viewed here. Floridians will be better prepared for weather hurricanes and other extreme storms thanks to new legislation signed by Governor Ron DeSantis. Senate Bill 796 (SB […]
June 26, 2019

House Introduces Companion to Nuclear Energy Leadership Act

Back in May, we wrote in support of the Nuclear Energy Leadership Act (NELA) which had been reintroduced in the Senate with bipartisan support. NELA aimed to offer incentives and set new federal goals for advancing nuclear technology research. This legislation is picking up momentum and an identical companion bill was introduced in the U.S. House last week. […]
June 24, 2019

Renewables and Storage: A Winning Combination

In what seems like a pivotal moment for the renewable energy and battery storage industries – Kathy Weiss – a senior vice president for First Solar – recently pronounced in EnergyWire that “We really have to get over the ITC and PTC [for renewable energy]…Let them phase down, and let’s […]
June 17, 2019

Coal is Still An Important Part of Our Energy Mix

The rush to reduce carbon dioxide emissions resulted in the closure of 20 U.S. coal plants last year, but the power source is far from obsolete. Coal is still supplying around 30% of our power and is expected to remain a significant energy source well into the future. Fortunately, new […]
June 12, 2019

The Endangered Species Act: A Hidden Cost

Making electricity comes with a lot of costs, but one cost that often goes unnoticed is the cost associated with compliance with the Endangered Species Act (ESA).  But make no mistake, the costs of ESA are very real and are borne by power customers. Many of those customers get their […]
June 10, 2019

Energy Storage: A Bright Horizon Ahead

“Wind and solar powered generation is expanding, but one challenge we face is how to store that energy when the sun isn’t shining or the wind isn’t blowing.”  Those words were recently uttered by Microsoft’s co-founder, Bill Gates, during a Twitter discussion of his investment in three energy companies via […]
June 5, 2019

Offshore Drilling Could Be a Big Deal for the U.S. Economy

Back in 2017, a few months after taking office, President Trump signed an executive order to expand offshore drilling in the U.S., allowing our nation to take full advantage of its energy riches. However this plan is now under attack as it was struck down back in March by Sharon […]
June 3, 2019

CCUS: A Key Clean Energy Technology

The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee recently held a hearing on the merits and future of Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage (CCUS).  Specifically, the hearing vetted the potential of the Enhancing Fossil Fuel Energy Carbon Technology (EFFECT) Act, S. 1201 introduced by the committee’s Ranking Member or senior Democratic […]
May 28, 2019

Germany’s Coal Exit May Cause Blackouts

Energy Fairness has written at length over the years about the woes of Germany’s Energiewende, the program that aims to transition the country off nuclear and fossil fuel electricity. The Energiewende has faced problems for years and now experts are concerned that Germany will face power outages if the trend […]
April 15, 2011

EPA Admits Jobs Don’t Matter

During testimony yesterday before the House Environment and the Economy Subcommittee, Mathy Stanislaus, EPA Assistant Administrator for Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response, told Rep. Cory Gardner (CO) that “we have not directly taken a look at jobs” when developing new environmental rules. During this lengthy exchange, Stanislaus admitted […]
August 10, 2011

PACE Launches Documentary On U.S. Energy Policy

In an effort to bring national energy policy into focus, PACE has launched an original documentary entitled Unplugged: Reconnecting American Energy Policy With Reality. The documentary, shot during the last year in locations across the U.S., features the perspectives of consumers, federal legislators, business leaders, energy experts, and environmentalists who […]
August 24, 2011

PACE Exclusive Interview with NAM President Jay Timmons

As part of the release of its documentary project entitled Unplugged, PACE today has released an exclusive extended interview with Jay Timmons, President and CEO of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM). The association is the nation’s largest industrial trade organization, representing nearly 12 million manufacturing workers and operating in all […]
September 19, 2011

Texas Public Radio Interviews PACE on EPA Cross-State Air Pollution Rule

On Friday, September 16th, as part of a segment on the effect of EPA’s Cross-State Air Pollution Rule on local utilities, Texas Public Radio aired an interview with PACE Executive Director Lance Brown. The segment was part of a regular series called Texas Matters, hosted by David Martin Davies and […]
December 5, 2011

Brown Speaks to Georgia EMC

On November 14, 2011, in Atlanta, Georgia, PACE Executive Director Lance Brown spoke to the 71st Annuual meeting of the Georgia Electric Membership Corporation (EMC). Brown’s remarks were about current issues in national energy policy and the role that PACE is playing in helping to advocate for sensible policies that […]
December 6, 2011

Energy for America Video Discusses Abundant American Energy Resources

Affordable energy is the lifeblood of a strong and vibrant economy, and the massive supply of available energy resources in North America means that the United States is literally sitting on the greatest hope to create jobs, revive our economy, and again lead the world in energy production. Yet recent […]