Coming just days after the EPA is expected to release a draft regulation on new coal-fired power plants, U.S. Representative Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Vice Chair of the U.S. House Energy & Commerce Committee, will address both the potential impacts of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan and the future of affordable, reliable power in the region at the Southeast Powering our Future Forum in Nashville on September 25.

“We need to understand the impact of changing regulations or else we risk driving up electricity prices,” said U.S. Rep. Blackburn. “If we hope to protect every American’s right to pursue happiness and create a better future, we need to keep the lights on for our families and job creators.”

CEA’s Southeast Powering our Future Forum is September 25th from 11am – 3pm at the Bridgestone Arena. Electricity consumers and producers representing at least six Southeastern states will discuss the best way to ensure a future of low-cost, reliable electricity if the Obama Administration regulates new and existing coal-fired power plants.

“A key reason the Southeast has become a magnet for jobs and investment is reliable, affordable power,” said Adam Waldeck, Executive Director of Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA) Southeast, a Host of the forum. “People want to know what these new regulations will look like, how they’ll impact their bottom line, and what they can do about it.”

Joining Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA) as Hosts for the forum are the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Nucor and Piedmont Natural Gas, while TVA, Georgia Power, Alpha Natural Resources and the Tennessee Farm Bureau will serve as Co-Hosts.