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February 1, 2010

First Issuance of Conditional Loan Guarantee for Nuclear, “Good News for Consumers”

On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Energy offered the first conditional loan guarantee for new nuclear plant construction, keeping with comments made by President Obama in the recent State of the Union address. The loan will help Southern Company build two new nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle in eastern Georgia. […]
July 1, 2010

Study Finds $700B in Costs for Switching From Coal to Gas Generation

By: Matthew Bandyk | July 2010 The American Public Power Association released a study July 7 that examines the infrastructure and investment impediments to switching from coal-fired power plants to natural gas-fired plants. The study, “Implications of Greater Reliance on Natural Gas for Electricity Generation,” assumes that natural gas demand […]
July 27, 2010

Wind Drives Growing Use of Batteries

By: Matthew L. Wald | The New York Times: Energy & Environment | July 27, 2010 The rapid growth of wind farms, whose output is hard to schedule reliably or even predict, has the nation’s electricity providers scrambling to develop energy storage to ensure stability and improve profits. As the […]
February 8, 2011

PACE Takes Energy Fairness Fight to National Journal

The Partnership for Affordable Clean Energy is pleased to announce that Executive Director Lance Brown has been accepted as a contributor to the National Journal, one of the nation’s foremost sources of political and public policy news. Brown’s contributions will appear in the National Journal’s Energy and Environment Section alongside […]
March 7, 2011

PACE Helps Develop TVA Resource Plan

On March 2nd, TVA released its new Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), a strategic planning document that will help the nation’s largest public utility meet the demands of the Tennessee Valley’s energy future. As a member of a stakeholder review group during the two-year planning process, PACE provided feedback that helped […]
March 10, 2011

PACE In National Journal: How Will We Power America?

Yesterday’s National Journal featured a number of responses from energy voices nationwide to the question, “30 Years From Now: How Will We Power America?” Among those weighing in was PACE Executive Director Lance Brown. An excerpt of his response appears below. “The Administration and some members of U.S. Congress envision […]