WHATLEY: Nuclear a key player in clean energy mix

WHATLEY: Nuclear a key player in clean energy mix

Writing in New Jersey’s Asbury Park Press, Consumer Energy Alliance Executive Vice President Michael Whatley argues that nuclear energy is critical to a diverse electricity mix that helps keep costs low for consumers and reduces greenhouse gas emissions. However, unexpected nuclear plant closures caused in part by uncertain, costly regulations threaten America’s ability to maintain an…

An Energy Efficient Holiday Gift Guide

An Energy Efficient Holiday Gift Guide

Having a hard time finding the perfect gift this holiday season? Consider energy-saving gifts that are sure to bring holiday joy while saving your loved ones some hard-earned cash. Here’s a guide for presents that will save money, energy, and the environment this year: 1)  The Energy Department estimates that unused electronics can make up as…

CEA Urges EPA to Prioritize Consumer Interests in Electricity Rulemaking

CEA Urges EPA to Prioritize Consumer Interests in Electricity Rulemaking

Today, Consumer Energy Alliance submitted comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on the Proposed Guidelines for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Existing Electric Power Plants. CEA believes these draft regulations could dramatically increase electricity prices for consumers and do not guarantee enough time to ensure adequate power supplies from low and no carbon sources. In order to…

Why $3 Gas Makes for a Happy Holiday Season

Why $3 Gas Makes for a Happy Holiday Season

  Planning on traveling for the holidays? Your road trip will be cheaper this year thanks to record levels of U.S. and Canadian oil production. Increased crude output combined with lower demand have driven the national gasoline average price under $3 per gallon for the first time since 2010, and may get even lower before the year’s end. According…

Affordable Energy is Essential to American Farms 

Affordable Energy is Essential to American Farms 

Data from the Energy Information Administration shows that American farms are major energy consumers, with energy costs making up a large part of a farmer’s expenses. The EIA reports that in 2012, “[U.S. crop and livestock operations] used nearly 800 trillion British thermal units (Btu) of energy, or about as much primary energy as the entire state…

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