Hydropower

February 4, 2021

New EV charging techniques are on the move

Energy Fairness has written many times about our support for adopting electric vehicles (EVs) while maintaining that such adoption will require substantial infrastructure investment. Concerns about battery life and a lack of charging stations have held back large scale EV adoption. But, what if the road could charge your EV […]
January 30, 2021

Let ‘Er Buck, Wyoming Moves to Bring Fairness to Roof-Top Solar Compensation

Op-ed:  Wyoming Rural Electric Association Executive Director, Shawn Taylor, provides an update on the Wyoming legislature’s efforts to update and modernize net metering policies in the Cowboy state. The Wyoming Legislature is working hard to pass consumer-friendly legislation that will prevent families across the state from paying more to keep […]
January 27, 2021

Energy Fairness Statement on Biden Federal Oil and Gas Moratorium

Washington, DC.  – Energy Fairness Executive Director Paul Griffin made the following statement regarding the Biden Administration’s announcement that it would impose a ban on the issuance of oil and gas leases over Federal lands.  “A ban on future Federal oil and gas leases would be a dramatic step backward […]
January 22, 2021

Paul Griffin: Federal oil and gas ban would undermine U.S. energy independence, hurt Colorado

ICYMI: Energy Fairness Executive Director Paul Griffin authored an op-ed, featured in the Greeley Tribune, on the damaging effects of a federal oil and gas ban. The original piece can be viewed here. It’s the start of a new year, a new presidential administration and potentially a new policy emanating from […]
January 15, 2021

One Thing We Haven’t Had to Live Without During the Pandemic

Without a doubt, 2020 taught us to live without a lot of things. Shortages of basic daily items like Clorox wipes and toilet paper have become the norm. Even time with friends and family has become a sought after luxury. One thing we haven’t had to live without? Energy.  American […]
January 14, 2021

No Surprise! California takes lead in banning new natural gas hookups.

Last year we discussed the effort by a growing number of communities across the U.S. to ban natural gas hookups for cooking and heating to new homes and businesses.  Progressive communities in California, Washington state, Maryland, and Massachusetts all implemented or had laid the groundwork for distributive natural gas bans.  […]
January 7, 2021

CCUS Jets into the New Year

Over the years, Energy Fairness has been very vocal about the need for carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) technologies. CCUS could be a significant step forward for decarbonizing our electricity sector. We’ve pointed out that CCUS has benefits beyond the electric industry as well. For example, CCUS could be […]
December 29, 2020

Critical LIHEAP Assistance Included in COVID Relief Packages

December 28, 2020 Washington, D.C. —  On Sunday, President Trump signed into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 to continue the battle against the economic devastation wrought by the Covid-19 pandemic and to fund the annual discretionary activities of the Federal government.   Included in the Covid-19 relief section of the […]
December 23, 2020

Ho Ho Ho, COVID-19 Relief Christmas Tree Includes Energy Bill Ornament

December 22, 2020 Washington, DC — Arguably the most comprehensive bipartisan Energy bill in at least a decade was included in the Covid-19 relief package of laws just passed by the U.S. Senate and U.S. House. Among other items, the legislation includes priorities (nuclear renaissance, carbon capture utilization and storage, […]
December 22, 2020

Lithium: The Metal of the 21st century

There may be no mineral on Earth as vital to our 21st century way of life as lithium. Why? Because it’s not just an essential component of cell phones, laptops, and Electric Vehicles (EVs), but also a significant part of our clean energy transition.  The demand for this critical rare […]
December 16, 2020

REPORT: Want Renewables? Build More Transmission.

More than two years ago, I wrote my first article as the newly minted Executive Director of Energy Fairness.  The article? The need for adequate electric transmission to realize the continued and reliable expansion of renewable energy.  Fast-forward two years and the story remains the same.  Renewable energy development continues […]
December 9, 2020

U.S. Acts to End Banks’ Blackballing of Energy Projects

In August, we discussed the dangers of the American banking industry picking winners and losers for energy development. Banking boycotts of energy projects have worked to starve U.S. fossil fuel companies of needed capital, ultimately raising prices for consumers. Over the past year, several of the largest U.S. banks have […]
April 3, 2020

75 years ago – TVA and BPA Power Helped Win a Very Different War

During his whistle-stop campaign tour in 1948, President Harry Truman spoke to a rally in Pocatello, Idaho noting  “Without Grand Coulee and Bonneville dams it would have been almost impossible to win this war [World War II].”  And in his final days, Senator George Norris (R–Nebraska) the father of the Rural Electrification Act […]
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 […]