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January 22, 2021

Paul Griffin: Federal oil and gas ban would undermine U.S. energy independence, hurt Colorado

ICYMI: Energy Fairness Executive Director Paul Griffin authored an op-ed, featured in the Greeley Tribune, on the damaging effects of a federal oil and gas ban. The original piece can be viewed here. It’s the start of a new year, a new presidential administration and potentially a new policy emanating from […]
January 15, 2021

One Thing We Haven’t Had to Live Without During the Pandemic

Without a doubt, 2020 taught us to live without a lot of things. Shortages of basic daily items like Clorox wipes and toilet paper have become the norm. Even time with friends and family has become a sought after luxury. One thing we haven’t had to live without? Energy.  American […]
January 14, 2021

No Surprise! California takes lead in banning new natural gas hookups.

Last year we discussed the effort by a growing number of communities across the U.S. to ban natural gas hookups for cooking and heating to new homes and businesses.  Progressive communities in California, Washington state, Maryland, and Massachusetts all implemented or had laid the groundwork for distributive natural gas bans.  […]
January 7, 2021

CCUS Jets into the New Year

Over the years, Energy Fairness has been very vocal about the need for carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) technologies. CCUS could be a significant step forward for decarbonizing our electricity sector. We’ve pointed out that CCUS has benefits beyond the electric industry as well. For example, CCUS could be […]
December 29, 2020

Critical LIHEAP Assistance Included in COVID Relief Packages

December 28, 2020 Washington, D.C. —  On Sunday, President Trump signed into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 to continue the battle against the economic devastation wrought by the Covid-19 pandemic and to fund the annual discretionary activities of the Federal government.   Included in the Covid-19 relief section of the […]
December 23, 2020

Ho Ho Ho, COVID-19 Relief Christmas Tree Includes Energy Bill Ornament

December 22, 2020 Washington, DC — Arguably the most comprehensive bipartisan Energy bill in at least a decade was included in the Covid-19 relief package of laws just passed by the U.S. Senate and U.S. House. Among other items, the legislation includes priorities (nuclear renaissance, carbon capture utilization and storage, […]
December 22, 2020

Lithium: The Metal of the 21st century

There may be no mineral on Earth as vital to our 21st century way of life as lithium. Why? Because it’s not just an essential component of cell phones, laptops, and Electric Vehicles (EVs), but also a significant part of our clean energy transition.  The demand for this critical rare […]
December 16, 2020

REPORT: Want Renewables? Build More Transmission.

More than two years ago, I wrote my first article as the newly minted Executive Director of Energy Fairness.  The article? The need for adequate electric transmission to realize the continued and reliable expansion of renewable energy.  Fast-forward two years and the story remains the same.  Renewable energy development continues […]
December 9, 2020

U.S. Acts to End Banks’ Blackballing of Energy Projects

In August, we discussed the dangers of the American banking industry picking winners and losers for energy development. Banking boycotts of energy projects have worked to starve U.S. fossil fuel companies of needed capital, ultimately raising prices for consumers. Over the past year, several of the largest U.S. banks have […]
December 1, 2020

Bah Humbug; PUC report predicts $160 million net metering cost shift for Mainers.

You would have thought the Maine Public Utilities Commission could have waited until 2021 to tell Maine’s ratepayers about what was in its newly released study examining the effect and rate impact of the state’s newly reinstituted net metering policies. Why? Because what ratepayer could enjoy the yuletide cheer knowing […]
November 24, 2020

More Than Ever, We Give Thanks!

Without a doubt, 2020 has been an unforgettable year. It’s been a year filled with events that many of us will never see the likes of again in our lifetime. As we approach Thanksgiving, we give thanks to the many that fill our lives with joy and love. This year […]
November 20, 2020

How Might CCUS Fare Under a Biden Presidency?

We’ve written many times about the benefits of carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) technology. Unfortunately, this technology has run into one regulatory brick wall after another. That’s too bad, since many energy experts agree that carbon capture will be an essential tool for cutting carbon emissions and fighting climate […]
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 […]