In 2015, limited natural gas supplies pushed the region’s prices 50% higher than the national average, while electricity rates were two-thirds higher across New England.  CEA Northeast is dedicated to expanding infrastructure and diversifying the region’s energy supplies to decrease costs for families, small businesses, and manufacturers who depend on reliable, affordable energy.

  • Pipeline Advocates Gird for Battle

    Consumer Energy Alliance’s David Holt was interviewed on the importance of expanding natural gas infrastructure in New England. The Consumer Energy Alliance, an amalgam of industrial interests and individuals who support increased energy distribution, recently released a report saying a failure to allow expansion of gas pipelines would jeopardize almost a third of the United […]

  • CEA Launches “Power On New England” Campaign

    Movement aims to educate families and small businesses about the necessity of natural gas to keeping the lights on and homes warm in New England

    BOSTON — Following recent reports that it’s getting harder for New England utilities to warm consumers and power energy-intensive industries during frigid days when demand spikes, a consumer group today launched a campaign to inform families and businesses about what it’ll take to avoid being left in the dark: more natural gas. The “Power On” […]

  • Without More Pipelines, Scary Economic Scenarios Become Real

    CEA’s David Holt was featured in Real Clear Energy discussing how pipelines contribute to ensuring financial stability for families. Energy costs are “affordable” up until a certain point. That tipping point, experts agree, is when costs exceed 6 percent of a household’s income. Despite the occasional moans and groans when paying the utility bill, like […]

  • With some of the highest electricity prices in the nation, what is New England's plan this winter?

    Winter in New England without Enough Electricity

    New England electricity prices are among the highest in the nation, second only to the non-contiguous Pacific states. Part of the reason is infrastructure capacity constraints, a lack of generation capacity on high-demand days as well as a greater desire to move towards renewable sources rather than balancing the region’s energy mix with what is […]

  • Can New Tariff Models Help Massachusetts Solve the Rooftop Solar Compensation Puzzle?

    CEA’s James Voyles discusses solar incentives in New England with Utility Dive. The current Massachusetts policy returns 185% of the installed cost of a 3.9 kW customer-owned facility and 182% of a 6-kW customer-owned facility, according to recent Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA) research. Using the same methodology, CEA reports in its filing that residential rooftop […]

  • Carbon Emissions Down to Lowest Levels in 25 Years – Thanks to the Energy Revolution

    Concerned about air emissions? Here’s some good news – emissions in the United States are dropping and have been dropping due to the increased use of natural gas. In fact, U.S. carbon emissions are on track to be the lowest in almost 25 years. The federal Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported in October that carbon […]

  • Give New Leadership and Energy a Chance

    CEA President David Holt was featured in RealClear Energy discussing the results of the 2016 Presidential Election and its impact on energy policy. The silent majority, which includes working-class families, union workers, seniors, and households living below the poverty level, want the economic and environmental benefits America’s energy revolution can provide, like jobs, lower electric […]

  • When Conversations Turn Violent

    CEA President David Holt was featured in the Washington Examiner after anti-energy extremists deliberately attempted to shut down critical energy infrastructure, endangering not only first responders, but families, and the environment at risk. These coordinated eco-terrorist attacks could have been catastrophic. These groups are shifting from peaceful to increasingly violent protests — and it must stop. We […]

  • Lend a Hand and Help Build a Pipeline

    CEA President David Holt addressed how obstructing responsible infrastructure development and maintenance harms America’s hardworking laborers, families, and small businesses. Hating pipelines – and energy production – seems like the trendiest thing to do, doesn’t it? It’s high school all over again, and if you think pipelines are a must-have, well, you’re just not with […]

  • CEA Report: States Are Seeking More Economically Efficient Solar Incentives

    Energy Manager Today took a look at CEA’s solar incentive analysis. As part of Consumer Energy Alliance’s (CEA’s) Solar Energy Future campaign, the 400,000-member nationwide advocacy group on August 8 released a new report, “Incentivizing Solar Energy: An In-Depth Analysis of U.S. Solar Incentives.” Conducted on behalf of CEA by Borlick & Associates, a management consulting group, […]