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.

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Solar Industry Waits for Lift From New Law

    Georgia Power and green energy advocates said a new state law enacted in 2015 would make it easier for people to begin harvesting sunshine to power their homes or businesses. A year and a half later, you have to look really hard to find a solar project in Georgia launched by the Solar Power Free-Market […]

  • 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 […]