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November 24, 2020

More Than Ever, We Give Thanks!

Without a doubt, 2020 has been an unforgettable year. It’s been a year filled with events that many of us will never see the likes of again in our lifetime. As we approach Thanksgiving, we give thanks to the many that fill our lives with joy and love. This year […]
November 20, 2020

How Might CCUS Fare Under a Biden Presidency?

We’ve written many times about the benefits of carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) technology. Unfortunately, this technology has run into one regulatory brick wall after another. That’s too bad, since many energy experts agree that carbon capture will be an essential tool for cutting carbon emissions and fighting climate […]
November 13, 2020

California, Germany Show Renewable Energy Targets May Do More Harm Than Good

A 16-hour flight and more than 5,500 miles separate Sacramento, California from Berlin, Germany. Yet, the size of their economies and the progressive energy policies they have adopted have created a common bond between them. On the world stage, California’s $2.9 trillion economy would make it the world’s 5th largest […]
November 6, 2020

Permitting Reform Key to Energy Infrastructure Development

“It’s the economy, stupid,” famously quipped colorful Democratic strategist James Carville when asked why then-Governor Bill Clinton would win the 1992 U.S. Presidential race.  But when it comes to why much-needed natural gas, oil, and electric infrastructure projects aren’t being built in the U.S. today, a similar answer comes to […]
October 30, 2020

CCUS Could Help California Meet Its Green Goals

Over the years, Energy Fairness has supported Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage (CCUS) technologies. We’ve maintained that CCUS is absolutely critical for meeting carbon reduction goals while keeping electricity affordable and reliable. Fortunately, acclaimed academics are now echoing what we’ve been saying all along.  According to a new report from […]
October 28, 2020

Renewable hydrogen: A game-changer for long-term storage?

We’ve all heard about the promise of lithium-ion batteries and the proven reliability of pumped storage.  Yet, not much has been said about renewable hydrogen’s promise as a widely deployable energy storage solution. We’ve written many times about the need to develop more energy storage solutions.  Why?  Because the ever-increasing […]
October 22, 2020

Supreme Court Inches Closer to Hearing Coal Export Case

Earlier this month, the Supreme Court inched closer to taking a highly contentious environmental lawsuit.  The lawsuit? A suit brought directly to the court by Wyoming and Montana against Washington State. And, without a doubt, it is the culmination of an almost decade-long fight to permit and develop a coal export […]
October 19, 2020

U.S Takes Steps to Secure Supplies of Rare Earth Minerals Critical for Energy Independence

“The United States now imports 80% of its rare earth minerals directly from China.”  That was the startling fact included in President Trump’s Executive Order published last month directing the Secretary of the Interior to “…investigate our Nation’s undue reliance on critical minerals…from foreign adversaries.”  Since 2010 we’ve discussed the […]
October 8, 2020

How Will the Golden State Meet Its EV Dreams?

On September 23rd, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order ending the sale of new gas-burning cars in the state by 2035. Environmentalists and carmakers praised the move, but many experts say the celebration is premature.  The adoption of electric vehicles (EV) is a good thing and Energy Fairness […]
October 6, 2020

Russian Hackers Target Grid

In May, we wrote about President Trump’s “Securing the United States Bulk-Power System” executive order. The order directed the Department of Energy to take steps to defend the U.S. bulk-power system against attacks – cyber and otherwise. The action didn’t come a moment too soon. Why? Because Russia’s GRU military […]
September 29, 2020

In Extreme Heat and Catastrophic Wildfires, Natural Gas Keeps California’s Lights On

“Solar power plunges as smoke shrouds Calif.” “Wildfire Smoke Decreases California Solar Energy Output.” “When Smoke Blotted Out the Sun, Rooftop Solar Dithered.” These were just some of the headlines detailing how California dealt with rolling blackouts during an unprecedented period of extreme heat and catastrophic wildfires. Last month, we wrote about California’s blackouts. Without a […]
September 24, 2020

Op-ed: Bringing the Miracle of Electricity to Bolivia

Energy Fairness board member,  Shawn Taylor, recounts his trip with NRECA International (an affiliate of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association) to electrify a rural Bolivian village.  As author Ted Case notes in his book Power Plays, President Kennedy put such stock in bringing electricity to the developing world that […]
April 15, 2011

EPA Admits Jobs Don’t Matter

During testimony yesterday before the House Environment and the Economy Subcommittee, Mathy Stanislaus, EPA Assistant Administrator for Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response, told Rep. Cory Gardner (CO) that “we have not directly taken a look at jobs” when developing new environmental rules. During this lengthy exchange, Stanislaus admitted […]
August 10, 2011

PACE Launches Documentary On U.S. Energy Policy

In an effort to bring national energy policy into focus, PACE has launched an original documentary entitled Unplugged: Reconnecting American Energy Policy With Reality. The documentary, shot during the last year in locations across the U.S., features the perspectives of consumers, federal legislators, business leaders, energy experts, and environmentalists who […]
August 24, 2011

PACE Exclusive Interview with NAM President Jay Timmons

As part of the release of its documentary project entitled Unplugged, PACE today has released an exclusive extended interview with Jay Timmons, President and CEO of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM). The association is the nation’s largest industrial trade organization, representing nearly 12 million manufacturing workers and operating in all […]
September 19, 2011

Texas Public Radio Interviews PACE on EPA Cross-State Air Pollution Rule

On Friday, September 16th, as part of a segment on the effect of EPA’s Cross-State Air Pollution Rule on local utilities, Texas Public Radio aired an interview with PACE Executive Director Lance Brown. The segment was part of a regular series called Texas Matters, hosted by David Martin Davies and […]
December 5, 2011

Brown Speaks to Georgia EMC

On November 14, 2011, in Atlanta, Georgia, PACE Executive Director Lance Brown spoke to the 71st Annuual meeting of the Georgia Electric Membership Corporation (EMC). Brown’s remarks were about current issues in national energy policy and the role that PACE is playing in helping to advocate for sensible policies that […]
December 6, 2011

Energy for America Video Discusses Abundant American Energy Resources

Affordable energy is the lifeblood of a strong and vibrant economy, and the massive supply of available energy resources in North America means that the United States is literally sitting on the greatest hope to create jobs, revive our economy, and again lead the world in energy production. Yet recent […]