More Food, Fun for Less This July 4 Weekend

More Food, Fun for Less This July 4 Weekend

Good news: The great, all-American barbecue will cost you a lot less this holiday weekend – and lower energy costs spearheaded by the great, all-American energy revolution are a big reason why. The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) says that the typical summer cookout feast – one that feeds 10 people – will cost $55.84,…

Path to the White House Goes Through the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, Poll Says

Path to the White House Goes Through the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, Poll Says

A majority of voters in Virginia, West Virginia and North Carolina, all states where the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline would run through, not only know all about the project, they support it.  That’s according to a recent poll by Hickman Analytics on behalf of Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA), the latest in a series to examine…

Game Consoles: Unexpected Energy Vampires

Game Consoles: Unexpected Energy Vampires

Not all game consoles are created equal when it comes to energy use, according to a report from the Natural Resources Defense Council. The report found that out of the Nintendo Wii U, Sony PlayStation 4 and Microsoft Xbox, “the Sony PS4 and Microsoft Xbox One consume two to three times more annual energy than the…

Letter to Port of Seattle: Keep Supporting Arctic Energy Development

Letter to Port of Seattle: Keep Supporting Arctic Energy Development

Thanks again for upholding the decision to allow a Shell subsidiary to dock their oil-drilling rigs and hosting vessels at your port, Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA) told the Port of Seattle Commission in a recently sent letter. And for the sake of U.S. Arctic exploration and the future of economic ties between Alaska and Seattle,

Colorado Mine Closure Could Leave 200 Workers Out of Luck

Colorado Mine Closure Could Leave 200 Workers Out of Luck

A controversial court decision in Colorado threatens to put more than 200 mine employees out of work and could result in a loss of more than $200 million worth of investment for the regional economy and $12 million in local, state and federal tax revenue. On May 8th, Colorado Federal District Court Judge R. Brooke

5 Ways to Save Gas This Summer

5 Ways to Save Gas This Summer

The summer driving season is upon us, but there is a bright spot for consumers planning that upcoming summer driving vacation who want to save gas! According to the Energy Information Administration (EIA), regular gasoline retail prices are forecast to average $2.45/gallon (gal) compared with $3.59/gal last summer during the 2015 April-through-September summer driving season.

This Earth Day, Consumers Can Breathe a Little Easier as Global Carbon Emissions Stabilize

This Earth Day, Consumers Can Breathe a Little Easier as Global Carbon Emissions Stabilize

Today marks the 45th anniversary of Earth Day – and thanks to a recent federal analysis, we have some very exciting and environmentally friendly news to share. According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), the amount of greenhouse gas emissions did not go up in 2014. As a matter of fact, experts say greenhouse gas

Consumer Energy Alliance’s Balanced Energy Policy Recommendations for the 114th Congress

Consumer Energy Alliance’s Balanced Energy Policy Recommendations for the 114th Congress

At the start of each Congress, Consumer Energy Alliance develops a series of policy recommendations that we believe – if enacted into law – would ensure more reliable, affordable energy for American consumers.

What’s at Stake with Offshore Energy?

What’s at Stake with Offshore Energy?

The federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management – which manages the leasing of our national Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) for energy development – is currently developing its next five-year leasing plan for 2017-2022. This plan is a critical part of America’s energy policy as it directly affects when and where offshore oil and natural gas

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More Food, Fun for Less This July 4 Weekend

Good news: The great, all-American barbecue will cost you a lot less this holiday weekend – and lower energy costs spearheaded by the great, all-American energy revolution are a big reason why. The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) says that the typical summer cookout feast – one that feeds 10 people – will cost $55.84,…

U.S. Crude Production Reaches Record High in 2014

Record U.S. crude production, spurred on by advances in fracking and horizontal drilling technology, has helped drive down the global price of oil by creating an imbalance in supply. In 2014, U.S. oil companies set a record when they produced “1.2 million more barrels of crude per day from the ground than in 2013, the…

Will Warmer Temperatures Bring Consumers Higher Gas Prices?

Now that spring is in full swing, many consumers are putting away their heavy winter coats and planning road trips for the warmer months ahead. That means more attention will be paid to prices at the pump. In fact, increases in gas prices during the spring and summer months are typical. As we enter this time…

Legal Precedent Against Local Oil and Gas Bans Builds

Underscores need for community engagement and collaboration, not blanket bans For the second time in as many months, a judge has overturned a local ban on oil and gas production. Judges in Mora County, New Mexico and now Columbus, Ohio, have ruled that municipalities may not pass regulations which preempt state authority over oil and…