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August 4, 2020

State, Private Entities Build Out Electric Vehicle Infrastructure

We’ve written many times in the past about the bright future ahead for electric vehicles (EVs). While the Covid-19 pandemic has taken its toll on auto sales, the EV industry is expected to rebound and continue to grow. In fact, one study found that electric vehicles will comprise a third […]
July 29, 2020

Kiwis Look to Pumped Storage to Meet Climate Goals

Lost in the accolades that New Zealand Prime Minister, Jacinda Arden, received for the proactive measures that her government implemented to squash the Covid-19 epidemic in her remote Pacific Rim nation was a report from the country’s Interim Climate Change Committee calling for the use of more pumped hydropower storage […]
July 20, 2020

OP-Ed: Robbing Peter to Pay Paul, Even More –Arkansas Public Service Commission rules that all ratepayers must subsidize solar owners

Energy Fairness is pleased to present the following op-ed from Sandra Hochstetter Byrd regarding the Arkansas Public Service Commission’s June 1, 2020 order on net metering.  Sandy is the Vice President of Public Affairs & Member Services for the Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation. She is also a former Chairman of […]
July 17, 2020

U.S. Acts to Secure Domestic Sources of Rare Earth Minerals 

We’ve written previously about our dangerous dependence on China for its supply of so-called rare earth elements.  This dependency has become a significant problem as the coronavirus epidemic has disrupted global supply chains of these critical minerals from China. Fortunately, the Trump Administration has taken steps to safeguard supply chains […]
July 8, 2020

U.S. Takes Steps to Reclaim International Nuclear Energy Mantle

Recently we wrote about the steps taken by the U.S. to regain global leadership in nuclear energy innovation. These actions laid out a strategy for restoring America’s competitive advantage while boosting national security. To that end, the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) has recently proposed reversing a prohibition implemented by […]
July 1, 2020

Glen Canyon Dam: A Renewable Jewel in the Desert Southwest

On September 22, 1966, and with much fanfare, the First Lady of the United States, Lady Bird Johnson, dedicated Glen Canyon Dam just over the Utah border in Page, Arizona.  Producing 80% of all the system’s hydropower Glen Canyon is the power generating linchpin of the Colorado River Storage Project […]
June 29, 2020

Lack of Access to Electricity is Still a Global Problem

Most of the U.S. and the industrialized world has access to reliable, and for the most part, affordable power. With that access, it’s easy to forget that much of the world isn’t so fortunate. While the average American experiences less than six hours without power a year, nearly 12% of […]
June 21, 2020

Gattie Discusses Global Significance of Resolute Nuclear Energy Complex

In an in-depth interview with the Global American Business Institute — Dr. David Gattie — Energy Fairness contributor and Associate Professor of Engineering at the University of Georgia — discusses the U.S. Foreign Policy implications of having a resolute nuclear energy complex.  
June 16, 2020

Supreme Court Removes One More Hurdle for Critical East Coast Natural Gas Pipeline

Yesterday, in a 7-2 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court all but removed the last hurdle for the construction of the much-needed Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP).  The $8 billion 600-mile pipeline would bolster the supply of affordable and reliable natural gas by transporting it from West Virginia to sites in Virginia […]
June 9, 2020

U.S. Once Again Poised to Lead World on Nuclear Tech

Energy Fairness has long advocated expanding nuclear power as a source of clean, reliable energy. Unfortunately, the U.S. has fallen behind in the development of nuclear energy technologies. In doing so, emerging economies that look to the U.S. for affordable and reliable energy solutions now look to rivals like Russia […]
June 3, 2020

Outdated NEPA needs modernizing. Just ask Warren Buffett

ICYMI: Energy Fairness Executive Director Paul Griffin authored an article on the importance of NEPA reform that was featured in Utility Dive. The original piece can be viewed here.  In May 2007, the junior senator from Illinois was Barack Obama — a rising political star who had just announced his candidacy for president. Twitter was less […]
May 28, 2020

Op-Ed: Project Tundra Hopes to Take Next Step with Carbon Capture Technology

Energy Fairness is pleased to present the following op-ed from Mac McLennan, — CEO, Minnkota Electric Cooperative — regarding the promise of the coop’s Project Tundra Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage initiative. Many of the mission statements across the electric utility industry look fairly similar. Delivering safe, reliable, affordable, and […]
January 2, 2017

New Year Offers Restart for American Energy

There can be little doubt that 2017 will witness one of the most dramatic ground shifts in American policy in recent history. The election of Donald Trump, victories by Republicans in both the U.S. House and Senate, and geopolitical pressures that continue to mount are all conspiring to create a […]
August 28, 2017

Back to School with DOE’s New Electricity Markets Report

The Texas coastal community, including Houston, continues to suffer the devastating effect of Hurricane Harvey. To help the relief effort, consider donating $10 to the Red Cross by texting 90999 or giving to the Salvation Army of Houston.  All over Northern Virginia, it’s time to head back to school. Adults, […]
October 3, 2017

Lessons on America’s Power Supply Formula

The utility industry, the federal government and numerous NGOs are on the ground helping our 3.4 million fellow citizens in Puerto Rico. The Salvation Army is on the front lines and collecting much-needed donations. Our concern also extends to the victims and families impacted by the terrible events in Las Vegas.  In […]
October 17, 2017

October 2017: “Reliability Month”

Although October hasn’t been officially named “Reliability Month,” it might as well have been, owing to all the recent news bearing on how our country will generate power in the future. In Texas, a merchant power company announced the closure of two large coal-fired plants, totaling over 2300 MW of […]
January 4, 2018

Kicking Off 2018 and Examining the Energy Playbook

Now that the universe is properly aligned, with the University of Georgia once again playing for the national college football title, PACE has great hopes for 2018. Should that sense of optimism extend to Washington, D.C. and progress for energy consumers? This early in the year, there are more questions […]
January 9, 2018

Baby, It’s Cold Outside

The great majority of U.S. citizens east of the Mississippi have engaged in popular January 2018 conversations – first, “it is so, so [insert profanity of choice] cold outside.” In the greater D.C. metropolitan area, that is quickly followed by “why are the [choose another profanity] schools closed AGAIN?” Involuntary […]