Natural Gas

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 […]
September 21, 2017

Natural Gas Pipelines – Mountains of Rhetoric and Facts

Traveling around this Southeast this summer, I saw quite a few yard signs registering opinions about drilling and pipelines. Last month, PACE filed comments supporting an expanded federal offshore oil and natural gas leasing program. Onshore energy projects, such as the Atlantic Coast (ACP) and Mountain Valley (MVP) pipelines also […]
October 4, 2017

Natural Gas Hedging Works for Customers

Earlier this year, PACE reported on the importance of natural gas hedging as a tool for keeping power prices stable and affordable. With debate continuing about the role of natural gas in our country’s power generation portfolio, we think it’s timely to revisit the topic. Last month, we asked two […]
October 26, 2017

PACE Natural Gas Hedging Panel on Facebook Live Today

At the start of October, PACE debuted a short video drawing attention to the importance of natural gas hedging as a tool for keeping power prices stable and affordable. We also highlighted how natural gas increasingly plays a pivotal role in national security. Our two experts, Andy Whitesitt of ACES, […]
December 21, 2017

Winter’s Arrival Highlights Value of Natural Gas Hedging

Today’s guest blog is by Andy Whitesitt, Vice President, ACES Power. ACES Power is a national energy management company which helps its members and customers buy, sell and manage energy more efficiently and with less risk.  For the past 15 years, I’ve been responsible for procuring fuel for power generation across the […]
March 13, 2018

Show-Me State Legislators Show Value of Hedging

Later this week, PACE will offer testimony to the Missouri House of Representatives Utilities Committee highlighting why natural gas hedging helps assure consumer electricity prices are stable and predictable. In February, PACE testified to a key committee of the Missouri Senate. Our goal was and is supporting a pair of […]
April 10, 2018

Views from a Visit with APGA

Last week, I was honored to be invited to address the American Public Gas Association’s annual marketing conference. Millions of consumers across the country receive natural gas service from community-owned distribution utilities. Over 150 attendees spent three days examining trends affecting how customers view and use natural gas in their […]