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Energy Day Festival Links Future Generations with Future Prosperity

The U.S. Dept. of Labor announced in October that thenumber of job openings in the U.S. has reached 4.8 million, the highest since January 2001. In addition, a recent report by Manpower, a worldwide staffing company, predicted that the number of jobs in the energy sector, unquestionably one of the nation’s fastest growing industries, would nearly double…

Waste-to-Energy technology provides Florida a new option for electricity

Recently in Palm Beach County, community leaders gathered for a tour of the Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County Renewable Energy Park, including the country’s first waste-to-energy plant to be built since 1995. Waste-to-Energy technology employs state of the art technology to produce a reliable, consistent source of renewable energy. The technology has the…

CEA, Organizations, Elected Officials and Regulators Voice Concern on EPA “Clean Power Plan”

CEA, Organizations, Elected Officials and Regulators Voice Concern on EPA “Clean Power Plan”

The American economy is literally energized by one of the world’s most complex and efficient machines – the nation’s electrical grid and its associated power plants.  Since Edison and the 1880’s, this interconnected grid has operated best through close-to-the-customer oversight at the state level. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is looking to federalize our…

Poll: Key Primary Voters Support Arctic Drilling, Say Energy is Important Issue in 2016 Race

Poll: Key Primary Voters Support Arctic Drilling, Say Energy is Important Issue in 2016 Race

Key Takeaways: Voters in Iowa and New Hampshire have a 20 point favorability of Arctic offshore energy production. Energy will factor heavily in voters’ analysis of presidential primary candidates. No clear frontrunner in Republican primary race. Hillary Clinton is the clear democratic frontrunner in Iowa and New Hampshire with 64% and 58% respectively. Salience of energy issues…

BOEM Receives More than 28,000 Comments in Support of Offshore Energy Exploration

BOEM Receives More than 28,000 Comments in Support of Offshore Energy Exploration

Consumer Energy Alliance submitted 3,650 distinct letters to 8 separate dockets, for a total of more than 28,000 consumer comments to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management urging for the speedy approval of permit applications to conduct geophysical surveys in the Mid- and South Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). These surveys will help determine the location and…

Consumer Energy Alliance-Florida Statement on Florida House Passage of Hydraulic Fracturing Legislation

Consumer Energy Alliance-Florida Statement on Florida House Passage of Hydraulic Fracturing Legislation

The Florida House of Representatives today passed House Bill 1205, sensible hydraulic fracturing legislation, sponsored by Rep. Ray Rodrigues (R – Lee County) and Rep. Cary Pigman (R-Avon Park). Upon passage of the legislation, Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA) – Florida Executive Director Kevin Doyle issued the following statement: “Consumer Energy Alliance applauds Representatives Ray Rodrigues…

CEA Supports Electricity Rate Fairness and Equality

CEA Supports Electricity Rate Fairness and Equality

All across the United States, CEA defines its number one priority as facilitating energy policy that results in reliable and affordable energy for consumers.  While CEA’s stance is the same across all 50 states, there are unique circumstances and challenges to address when formulating energy policy in each individual state.  The details are varied and complex…

Federal Decision on Chukchi Lease Sale a Win for Consumers

Federal Decision on Chukchi Lease Sale a Win for Consumers

More Federal Actions Needed to Realize Promise of U.S. Arctic Energy Development According to press reports, today the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) reaffirmed its Chukchi Lease Sale 193, taking a necessary and important step forward in the effort to explore for and develop domestic energy resources in U.S. Arctic waters. The action…

Further Precedent Formed Against Local Energy Bans

Further Precedent Formed Against Local Energy Bans

For a third time this year a judge has overturned a local municipality’s ban on oil and gas production. A Cuyahoga County, Ohio judge yesterday overturned a ban on oil and gas production within the county, billed as a “community bill of rights,” saying the measure was clearly preempted by the State of Ohio’s regulatory…

What’s at Stake with Offshore Energy?

What’s at Stake with Offshore Energy?

The federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management – which manages the leasing of our national Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) for energy development – is currently developing its next five-year leasing plan for 2017-2022. This plan is a critical part of America’s energy policy as it directly affects when and where offshore oil and natural gas…