Renewable Energy

January 16, 2019

Guest Post: Hydropower’s Story Not Over Yet

Today’s guest blog from Scott Corwin discuss the benefits of large-scale hydropower projects. Scott has over 20 years of experience with energy policy, particularly in the Pacific Northwest. He is currently Executive Director of the Public Power Council, a not-for-profit association whose mission is to preserve and protect the benefits of […]
January 15, 2019

Wildfires: A Silent Source of Carbon Emissions

Without a doubt, 2018 will go down as one of the deadliest wildfire years in history, particularly in California. The Camp fire outside of Sacramento and the Woolsey fire in Malibu not only resulted in the loss of 14,000 structures, but led to 88 tragic deaths. The fire resulted in […]
January 9, 2019

Pioneering the Future of Energy Technology in Wyoming

In the spirit of innovation Energy Fairness welcomes the following op-ed from the Executive Director of the Wyoming Infrastructure Authority – Jason Begger.  In this piece, Begger discusses the competitive efforts underway in this Rocky Mountain West state to turn carbon emissions from a liability into an asset.   Last […]
January 8, 2019

Utility Scale Solar Presents a Strong Case

In the rush by solar companies and some policymakers to push the adoption of rooftop solar, it’s easy to overlook the significant efforts of electric utilities from all segments of the industry (investor owned, electric cooperative and municipal) to construct or purchase power produced from utility-scale solar projects. Electricity from […]
January 2, 2019

The Best Way Forward? It Might Mean Looking Back.

It has been two decades since I struggled through mid -level French courses, leaving me to wonder if the meager French I retained would ever come in handy. However, after reading about the dilemma that the French government is facing in replacing and/or maintaining its fleet of nuclear reactors, I […]
December 17, 2018

Transmission Key to Smart Energy Policy

When it comes to deciding which energy resources should be used to keep electricity affordable and reliable, Energy Fairness has made clear it plays no favorites. One reality that is clear? Transmission often plays an integral role in determining whether one resource is better suited to a particular time and […]
December 14, 2018

Paul Griffin Takes Reins As Executive Director

Energy Fairness, formerly known as The Partnership for Affordable Clean Energy (PACE), a not-for-profit organization that advocates for sensible energy policy, has named energy veteran Paul Griffin as the group’s new Executive Director. Griffin assumed leadership of the organization on December 1st. Griffin, who has nearly two decades of experience […]
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 […]
December 2, 2018

Eisenhower’s Nuclear Legacy Holds Steady At Vogtle

This week, PACE is pleased to feature a guest blog by Dr. David Gattie, a faculty member at the University of Georgia with deep expertise in energy policy, and co-author of our 2017 paper on smart approaches to private solar net metering. You can check out his blog at davidgattieblog.wordpress.com. […]
November 28, 2018

Germany is Having Problems Leaving Coal Behind

PACE has written in the past about Germany’s Energiewende program which aims to cut carbon emissions 40 percent by 2020 and 95 percent by 2050 by replacing coal fired power with renewable energy. The program has faced many problems, however, as the country is finding it hard to quit coal […]
November 26, 2018

The Future Is Looking Bright for U.S. LNG

U.S. liquified natural gas (LNG) exports have been growing rapidly since the industry began in February 2016 and new reports are predicting that 2019 will be the best year yet.  U.S. exporters are on track to triple production by the end of next year and, if the trend continues, we […]
November 1, 2018

Georgia’s Monthly Electricity Costs in Context

A few months back Wallet Hub published a report ranking each state on monthly energy costs. The categories included total energy cost, monthly electricity cost, monthly natural gas cost, monthly fuel cost and monthly home heating cost. Georgia was ranked as having the third highest monthly energy cost—a point that has gotten […]
April 5, 2010

Discussion of Rare Earth Metals Is Stunningly Rare

No, it’s not a late April Fool’s joke: The world’s development of renewable, so-called “clean” technologies might be fatally threatened because we don’t mine the materials we need to make them. Those who support wind and solar power, but abhor mining altogether, might not be able to build wind turbines […]
August 13, 2010

Texas Wind Power Is Not So Powerful

This week, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), which regulates the flow of electricity to 21 million consumers in the state, released some startling data about Texas’s power usage and the role of wind. What did we learn? We learned that wind power is simply not a reliable source […]
April 25, 2018

Community Solar for All

PACE supports “all of the above” energy policies, even though the phrase itself has fallen out of fashion in some circles. All of the above, in case we haven’t always been clear, includes renewable energy. One of the most important renewable sources is community solar. The price is right, compared […]
May 8, 2018

TVA Generation Mix: Celebrating Wins for Consumers

This past weekend, the Chattanooga Times Free-Press published an article updating readers on the Tennessee Valley Authority’s multi-year program to transition its generation mix. Nearly a decade ago, in 2011, a lawsuit by environmental groups led to a settlement agreement. TVA has lived up to the agreement by taking sweeping actions to […]
May 24, 2018

Smarter Ways Forward with The Ray

Frequently, PACE talks about consumers’ interest in transportation from a fuel supply angle (oil pipelines) or integrating new technologies (electric vehicles). Many big thinkers are attempting to envision how, when and at what cost energy, telecommunications and transportation will converge. Many laudable “Smart Cities” projects and pilots with broad scopes […]
August 16, 2018

100 Percent Renewable? Not Yet Doable

Last night, Energy Fairness joined a community event in Georgetown, Texas, asking whether the city is really powered by 100 percent renewable electricity? Over 100 citizens turned out for a 90-minute panel discussion and robust Q & A session, convened by the Texas Public Policy Foundation and also featuring: Honorable Charles McConnell, Executive Director […]