deregulation

March 19, 2020

Energy Alabama, GASP Campaign About Radical Agenda, Not Customers

Last week, we watched in dismay as Energy Alabama and GASP argued to state regulators that the state’s largest electricity provider, Alabama Power, shouldn’t be able to add new solar and natural gas power generation to meet customer demand over the winter. But over more than a decade of advocacy, […]
March 17, 2020

New Nuclear Licenses Will Ensure Greatest Source of Carbon-Free Energy for Years to Come

None other than Bill Gates has discussed the necessity of carbon-free nuclear energy to meet global emissions targets by 2050 or sooner. This is an argument with which we’ve wholeheartedly agreed since our inception over a decade ago. Over a series of many postings, Energy Fairness has blogged repeatedly about the […]
March 11, 2020

A Different Kind of Battleground State – The future of hydroelectricity will be determined in the Pacific Northwest

Energy Fairness is pleased to present the following op-ed concerning the attacks on the Northwest Hydropower System from Kurt Miller, Executive Director of Northwest River Partners. Northwest River Partners’ mission is to lead the charge for the Northwest to realize its clean energy potential using hydroelectricity as the cornerstone. In […]
March 6, 2020

Regulators Have Important Chance to Bolster Alabama’s Power Grid

There is little more important for power customers than ensuring that electricity is available through all conditions, including extreme winter weather. Events such as the 2014 Polar Vortex remind us of the need to adequately prepare for all circumstances that stress our power production capabilities. That is why a hearing […]
March 5, 2020

Camel’s Nose Under the Tent; the Local Attempts to Ban Natural Gas

Across the U.S. there are moves afoot to ban natural gas from being used as a heating source in households and businesses.This unprecedented move to ban natural gas at the distribution (residential/commercial) level can only mean that a full-frontal assault on natural gas as not only a heating source, but […]
February 27, 2020

Energy Fairness Celebrates a Decade of Advocacy

For more than a decade, Energy Fairness has advocated for a fair and common-sense based approach to energy policy. We’ve prided ourselves on having an honest conversation with policymakers and consumers concerning what it takes to maintain an affordable and reliable supply of energy. Under the Energy Fairness moniker, and […]
February 20, 2020

The Net Metering Debate Rolls on in Arkansas, New Hampshire, and Utah

Over the years, Energy Fairness has written extensively about the net metering debates being held by regulators and lawmakers across the U.S.  Those debates have continued in recent weeks with a veto of net metering legislation in New Hampshire and two more filings before the Utah and Arkansas public service […]
February 18, 2020

New CCUS Technologies Are On the Horizon

Last year, Energy Fairness published a guest post from the Executive Director of the Wyoming Infrastructure Authority (WIA)—Jason Begger. Mr. Begger detailed efforts underway in Northeast Wyoming to turn carbon emissions from a liability into an asset. Recently, he highlighted these efforts underway at the Wyoming Integrated Test Center before […]
February 11, 2020

Misguided Federal Hydropower Proposals Included in President’s Budget

(Washington, DC) — Energy Fairness Executive Director,  Paul Griffin, made the following statement regarding Monday’s release of President Trump’s FY 2021 Budget request to Congress:   “While the Trump Administration’s FY2021 budget request to Congress proposes many positive measures, it also includes changes to the Federal Hydropower program that could […]
February 7, 2020

U.S. LNG Exports Are Benefiting the World

We have written quite a bit in the past about the bright future ahead for exports of U.S. liquified natural gas (LNG). There’s no doubt about it…the LNG export business is booming and it’s constantly breaking new records. In 2019, the U.S. accounted for over half of all the new global liquefaction capacity added worldwide. […]
February 4, 2020

Lawmakers in Missouri, Virginia Hit the Brakes on Retail Choice

On the heels of the recent Florida Supreme Court decision in Florida striking the proposed retail choice constitutional amendment from this year’s ballot – Lawmakers in Virginia and Missouri have also put the brakes on electric retail (deregulation) choice.    In Virginia – and after proponents heralded the introduction of […]
January 31, 2020

Electric deregulation bill fails in Missouri committee

ICYMI: Yesterday, A Missouri Senate Committee rejected legislation to allow a vote on deregulating the state’s electricity market which would have raised rates for consumers if passed. The original piece, written by Jaclyn Brandt, can be viewed here. A Missouri Senate Committee on Thursday rejected legislation that would have let voters decide whether […]
April 24, 2018

A Rising Tide of Questions About Deregulation

As a long-time and loyal UGA fan, I don’t usually make tide references. But the image occurred to me after reading up on some state developments concerning deregulated electricity markets. State leaders and citizens are increasingly asking questions about whether or not deregulation is all it’s cracked up to be, […]
May 22, 2018

A Tale of Two States – Deregulation in Texas

Last month, the Texas Coalition for Affordable Power (TCAP) released an update to its regular report on Texas’ deregulated power market. TCAP is a not-for-profit that helps aggregate electricity purchases for dozens of cities in Texas, and so has a vested interest in monitoring the state’s complicated and ever-changing electricity markets. TCAP’s analysis can […]
September 13, 2018

Gambling on the Mirage of Customer Choice

With summer diversions in the rearview mirror, it’s time to look ahead to the mid-term elections. Down the ballot from attention-grabbing federal and statewide races sit some key ballot initiatives. Nevada’s Question 3, if approved, would amend the state’s constitution to enshrine deregulation – also known as restructuring, competition, or […]
December 13, 2018

Maryland Deregulation Comes Into Focus

News from Maryland is yet another example of why deregulation is the wrong choice for power customers. Reporting from the Baltimore Sun explains that while competition was supposed to drive down prices, many Marylanders are actually paying more for energy. Read the full story here. Nearly twenty years ago in […]