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.

  • 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 […]

  • Southeast Braces for Wild Ride as Energy Priorities Take Shape

    CEA Vice President Michael Whatley was recently featured in E&E following his presentation at the Southern States Energy Board. The greater Southeast has transitioned to an “all of the above” strategy when it comes to electricity on the grid, but its states continue to fight federal regulation with “both hands tied behind their backs,” members […]

  • The Solar Industry Cashes in on Government Subsidies

    Consumer Energy Alliance’s solar incentive analysis was featured in an op-ed by North Carolina State Rep. Chris Millis. Imagine for a moment you are a North Carolina hog farmer, and you live adjacent to a gentleman who raises chickens, and that the meat produced from both costs the same per pound. Read more – The Daily […]

  • 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, […]

  • CEA Releases Comprehensive Solar Incentive Analysis; Highlights Importance of Pro-Solar, Pro-Grid, Pro-Consumer Policies

    As part of Consumer Energy Alliance’s (CEA) Solar Energy Future campaign, the organization today released a new report, “Incentivizing Solar Energy: An In-Depth Analysis of U.S. Solar Incentives,” that provides a comprehensive quantification of solar incentives available for U.S. energy consumers. The report analyzes the cost for a typical solar facility in 15 states and […]

  • Consumer Energy Alliance Welcomes Three New Members From Kentucky to its Membership

    The Kentucky Association of Electric Cooperatives (KEAC), Big Rivers Electric Corporation and East Kentucky Power Cooperative join CEA's growing list of member organizations

    Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA) is pleased to welcome the Kentucky Association of Electric Cooperatives (KEAC), Big Rivers Electric Corporation and East Kentucky Power Cooperative (EKPC) as its newest affiliate members. “CEA is very excited to welcome three new members from Kentucky,” said Brydon Ross, Vice President of State Affairs. “We look forward to working with […]

  • While Low Gas Prices Encourage Travel, Officials Urge Safety

    CEA’s Brydon Ross was interviewed by Bowling Green Daily News about what consumers should expect to see at the gas station this 4th of July. The lowest gas prices since 2005 and Fourth of July celebrations are expected to put a record number of people on the roads this holiday weekend. Motor club AAA expects […]

  • It’s Time to Fight Back Against Anti-Development Threat

    CEA’s Jack Belcher discusses the savings families have seen as a result of American energy development. We’re well aware of the many successes that America’s energy revolution has produced. We’re now the world’s largest oil and natural gas producer. Not only are we importing less oil, but we’re exporting it now, too. In fact, the […]

  • Consumer Energy Alliance Welcomes New Member: Manufacture Alabama

    Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA) is pleased to welcome Manufacture Alabama as its newest affiliate member. Manufacture Alabama is the only trade association in Alabama dedicated exclusively to the competitive, legislative, regulatory and operational interests and needs of manufacturers and their partner industries and businesses.  It represents hundreds of companies in a wide range of industries that […]