The southeast is experiencing dramatic changes in its electricity generation and transmission industries. Much of this change threatens the affordability and reliability of electricity for energy consumers and utility customers. But opportunities are still available with the right policies in place.

The southeast is faced with new changes to the regions electricity generation portfolio mandated in the Clean Power Plan, roadblocks to increased electricity generation from clean sources of power like nuclear, and opportunities in offshore wind and oil and natural gas exploration. CEA brings together diverse groups of consumers, businesses and policy makers to navigate the uncertainty and work to enact policies that expand choice and opportunity, grow the region’s economy, create new jobs, and reduce energy costs for consumers.

  • Atlantic Coast Pipeline Will Help N.C. Meet Its Energy Needs

    Consumer Energy Alliance’s Brydon Ross talked about the importance of pipeline construction to help keep energy prices affordable and encourage job growth in North Carolina. It’s an exciting time for American energy. We are amid a revolution that is bringing about more clean, affordable and reliable energy for families and businesses using both natural gas […]

  • Natural Gas Makes Energy Affordable

    CEA’s David Holt spoke about the proposed Richmond fracking ban. When a community is considering rejecting local energy development, it’s important to consider how the shale gas revolution has profoundly changed the U.S. energy landscape in less than a decade and the tremendous benefits that our local Richmond families and small businesses have seen because […]

  • Richmond Utilities Director Asks City Council to Reject Proposed Ban on Fracking in City

    CEA’s James Voyles discussed the proposed Richmond fracking ban with the Richmond Times-Dispatch. The chief of public utilities in Richmond is warning City Council members against going along with a proposal to ban hydraulic fracturing within the city of Richmond. “When the practice is conducted safely, it’s a safe and environmentally friendly process,” said James Voyles, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Economic, Environmental Bliss Hinge on Nuclear Energy

    CEA’s Brydon Ross discusses the importance of nuclear energy to economic development and carbon-free generation of electricity. The United States is blessed with a significant array of natural resources that includes abundant coal and shale resources, biofuels, geothermal power and growing opportunities for renewable energy. Those sources of energy together have allowed everyone – you, […]

  • Will America Reverse an Offshore Oil and Gas Agenda Gone Adrift?

    CEA’s Jack Belcher discusses the importance of taking at thoughtful, deliberative approach to implement successful policies for offshore energy exploration. In what promises to be one of its final major energy policy decisions, the Obama administration’s Interior Department released its next five-year offshore oil and gas leasing program with no lease sales scheduled for the offshore Arctic […]

  • Holiday Travel Rising With Falling Gas Prices, Stronger Economy

    CEA’s Brydon Ross was interviewed by the Bowling Green Daily News about gas prices during the Thanksgiving travel weekend. Brydon Ross, vice president of state affairs with Consumer Energy Alliance said the efforts in the United States to become less dependent on foreign oil have contributed to a rise in Americans opting to travel by […]

  • CEA Issues Statement on Offshore Energy Announcement

    Houston, TX — Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA) President David Holt today issued the following statement following the Interior Department’s release of the Proposed Final 2017-2022 Outer Continental Shelf Oil & Gas Leasing Program: “Today’s announcement removing yet more areas from consideration for offshore energy leasing over the next five years is a significant step backward […]