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 are fair to consumers and beneficial to the economy.

An excerpt of Brown’s presentation was included as part of the meeting’s recap below. Brown’s remarks begin at the 6:06 mark and last approximately three minutes.


Virginia AG Ken Cuccinelli Discusses EPA Regulation

Watch Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli discuss EPA’s Utility MACT rule and its effect on American jobs


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 Yvette Benavides.

Click below to listen to PACE’s interview on Texas Public Radio.

Texas Public Radio – PACE Interview

Recently, Texas-based Luminant announced that EPA’s Cross-State Air Pollution Rule would result in the idling of at least two of the company’s coal-fired generation units and cause the layoff of 500


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 50 states. In past years, NAM has been one of Washington, D.C.’s most influential voices on the direction of U.S. energy policy.

Mr. Timmons, who interviewed with PACE at NAM headquarters in the nation’s capital in April 2011, discusses the direction of U.S. energy and the need to


WSFA Covers Troy Energy Forum

Watch WSFA’s coverage of the PACE Energy Forum with U.S. Rep. Martha Roby. The coverage appears in the final 45 seconds of this clip.

WSFA Covers Troy Energy Forum


PACE Interview with Troy Public Radio Highlights Energy, Agriculture Concerns

In advance of an August 16th Energy Forum in Troy, Alabama, featuring U.S. Representative Martha Roby, PACE Executive Director Lance Brown and Alabama Agribusiness Council Executive Director Leigha Cauthen appeared on Troy University Public Radio to talk about energy and agricultural issues.

Troy Public Radio 8-9-11

On Tuesday, August 16th, at Jack Hawkins, Jr. Hall on the campus of Troy University, PACE and the Alabama Agribusiness Council will host an energy forum to discuss current energy issues, screen the new PACE energy documentary, Unplugged, and hear from members of the public about their energy concerns.


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 are often overlooked by mainstream media coverage of energy issues.

“Unplugged is all about recalibrating and refocusing the American energy debate,” said Lance Brown, PACE Executive Director. “The people of our nation simply must know the truth about our energy options.”

Currently, the 20-minute documentary is available for viewing


PACE Discusses Storm Response, Grid Reliability and Cost on Troy Public Radio

Recorded June 01, 2011


On June 1st, Troy University Public Radio aired an interview with PACE Executive Director Lance Brown to discuss electricity challenges following Alabama’s April tornadoes. Brown also discussed more general topics about grid reliability, the impacts of adding renewable power, and the organization’s overall concern with consumer affordability.

On August 16th, PACE will host a public energy forum in Troy, Alabama, in conjunction with the Alabama Agribusiness Council and Troy University, featuring U.S. Representative Martha Roby.


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 to Gardner that although EPA has looked at the financial cost of compliance with new rules, the agency has not calculated the impact on jobs.


EPA Regulations in Crosshairs of New Ad Campaign

With a vote in the U.S. Senate possibly occurring as early as this week, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) has launched a series of television ads that highlight the potential job losses from new EPA regulations. The ads are aimed not at the agency, but at the regulations themselves.

“The NAM’s new TV and radio ads are just the beginning of a sustained educational campaign about the EPA’s excessive regulations and their effect on the U.S. manufacturing economy,” says Jay Timmons, President and CEO of NAM.

To view the ad campaign, visit PACE encourages visitors to join this