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March 5, 2021

Energy reform needed to encourage widespread EV adoption in the Golden State

Experts worry that California’s electricity pricing approach could be a considerable barrier to consumers looking to switch to electric cars or appliances.  Last year, we wrote about the challenges facing California as the state works to phase out gas-powered vehicles.  Without a doubt, we’ve been supportive of electric vehicle (EV) […]
February 24, 2021

The real problem in Texas: Deregulation

ICYMI: Energy Fairness Executive Director Paul Griffin authored an op-ed in Utility Dive discussing how Texas’ deregulated electricity system contributed to the mass outages last week. The original piece can viewed here.  As extreme winter weather gripped much of Texas and millions of customers were left without power because of […]
February 19, 2021

ICYMI: Energy Fairness: Deregulation to blame for Texas energy meltdown

ICYMI:  The following statement from Energy Fairness regarding the energy crisis in Texas appeared in PR Newswire. WASHINGTON, Feb. 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — With millions of Texas suffering from energy blackouts due to extreme winter weather, Energy Fairness Executive Director Paul Griffin explains the state’s 20 year plus experiment with deregulated power markets is the culprit for […]
February 11, 2021

Musk Adds Starpower to Carbon Capture Technologies

A few weeks ago, billionaire tech guru Elon Musk tweeted that he would be donating a $100 million prize for the “best carbon capture technology.” Musk hasn’t released details on the award yet. Still, it’s safe to say that his star power is likely to bring new attention to carbon […]
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 […]
April 14, 2010

EPA Standards Will Hurt Low-Income and Minority Households

This is a guest post by Dr. Charles Steele of Working People for Fair Energy. As a former Alabama State Senator and former President of the civil rights group the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), I’ve seen first-hand how low-income families and minority groups are disproportionately affected by the rising […]
November 23, 2010

WSJ Editorial on EPA Regulations

Our nation has many things for which to be thankful this week, and I encourage everyone to try to forget, at least for one day, about the contention of the recent elections or the continued economic crisis and instead focus on quality time with family and friends. However, I felt […]
January 21, 2011

EPA and FERC to model impact of regulations on energy reliability

Today, Energy Washington Week reported that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will be working with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to model “the potential for coal-fired power plant closures prompted by pending EPA climate, water, and other rules.” According to the FERC chairman, the modeling “could provide vital new data […]
July 8, 2011

PACE Speaks Out On EPA Cross State Air Pollution Rule

On July 7th, EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson released the Cross State Air Pollution Rule, the re-named final version of the proposed Clean Air Transport Rule (CATR), to limit the effect of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide emissions across state lines. The rule is intended to require emission reductions from states […]
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 […]
October 12, 2017

Climate Policy Swings and Balloons

As anticipated since just after the November 2016 election, the Trump Administration, through Environmental Protection Agency Administrator (EPA) Scott Pruitt, has officially released documents that set the stage for repeal of the Clean Power Plan. PACE welcomes this move. The original CPP, especially its approach to existing plants, failed to […]