“Political rhetoric has clouded the importance of Pennsylvania’s energy production and delivery to the state’s families and small businesses. Our diverse energy portfolio, along with policies that will improve infrastructure, play a critical role in the accessibility to affordable energy throughout the Commonwealth.  That’s why it’s important that CEA’s Campaign for America’s Energy helps to remind our elected leaders of the opportunity Pennsylvania’s energy resources provide and to understand how energy needs can be met while we also protecting our environment.”

– Gene Barr, CEO Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry President

Pennsylvania is America’s second largest producer of nuclear energy, the third largest in natural gas production, and fourth in coal resources. So why do our communities spend more than 10% of their income – $159 above the national average – on their electricity bills? For families in Pennsylvania, energy costs can make or break a budget.

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Pennsylvania News

Ripple Effects of Targeting a Single Industry Hit the Entire Economy

With the stroke of a pen, thousands of union construction jobs modernizing our nation's energy transmission system were eliminated.  CEA's David Holt looks at how this one action impacts the entire economy. In this case,...

Don’t Be That Surprised That Allegheny County Has Clean Air

With Allegheny County meeting all federal air quality standards for the first time, CEA's Mike Butler looks at how key pollutants and emissions have decreased while energy production increased. Emissions in Pennsylvania declined by as...

A Misguided Tax on a Critical Industry

Mike Butler, Director of CEA Mid-Atlantic, discusses the proposed severance tax on energy producers in Pennsylvania after the industry was deemed "essential" by Governor Wolf. Imposing a tax on one of Pennsylvania’s most critical industries...
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Texas Energy Crisis a Wake-Up Call for Policymakers

As Texas begins to recover from mass power outages, CEA's David Holt looks at the necessity of designing a robust energy system that delivers affordable and reliable service, using the best each form of...

Gov. Wolf’s Severance Tax Proposal Would Hurt Pennsylvania’s Families, Businesses During COVID Economic Recovery

PITTSBURGH, PA — Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA), the leading energy and environmental advocate for families and businesses, expressed concern over Governor Tom Wolf’s severance tax proposal, announced during his recent budget address. Following the...