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.

  • Large Scale Solar

    Poll: Maine Voters Support Solar Energy, But Deeply Concerned About Affordable Energy and See Lowering Costs as Top Priority

    Findings Highlight that Residents of Maine Support Pro-Solar, Pro-Grid and Pro-Consumer Policies

    AUGUSTA, MAINE — Recent polling conducted for Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA) examined how Maine voters feel about solar power, including concerns about the availability of affordable energy and the importance of lowering costs as a top priority for the state. Accordingly, the poll also asked voters about their feelings on rooftop solar, large-scale solar facilities, […]

  • Groups File Competing Proposals in NH Net Metering Debate

    As the leading national advocate for families and small businesses impacted by energy costs, Consumer Energy Alliance has been fighting for fair accessible and affordable solar energy for New Hampshire. Read more – Public Power Daily

  • 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 […]

  • Consumer Advocate Launches “Power on New England” Campaign

    With New England becoming increasingly reliant on natural gas, Consumer Energy Alliance launched an initiative to educate consumers about the importance of pipeline infrastructure. Following 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 […]

  • 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 […]