Will Warmer Temperatures Bring Consumers Higher Gas Prices?

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…

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…

Powering America: Hydroelectric

Powering America: Hydroelectric

Much of today’s discussion on electricity generation is focused on the debate between new energy sources like wind and solar, and traditional generation fuels like coal. With the dramatic jump in domestic production from fracking, natural gas is growing its share of our electricity generation. Nuclear electricity provides almost 20% of America’s electricity. But sitting

Winter Storms Evoke Polar Vortex Price Spikes

Winter Storms Evoke Polar Vortex Price Spikes

It’s not just record-low temperatures giving consumers chills during this week’s winter storms and wild weather. The cold weather brings with it reminders of last year’s regional power outages and spikes in electricity and heating costs for many New England, New York, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest residents. Part of the price spikes were attributable to a lack of

Cheap Gas Spurs Roadside Diner Resurgence

Cheap Gas Spurs Roadside Diner Resurgence

Tuesday was National Pancake Day and Americans around the country celebrated by visiting a local diner to indulge in a plate of flapjacks. Each year, IHOP commemorates the holiday in style by giving away free pancakes to raise money for charity. In 2014 alone, IHOP served more than 4 million free pancakes on National Pancake

Voters Gather to Say ‘Yes’ to Offshore Alaskan Energy Development

Voters Gather to Say ‘Yes’ to Offshore Alaskan Energy Development

In front a crowd of supporters holding up signs that read “OCS YES!”, energy consumers, producers, and business leaders from across Alaska came together to express their support for more Alaskan energy production from offshore sources at a press conference hosted by Consumer Energy Alliance-Alaska on Monday, March 2, just prior to an Interior Department

Buffett Endorses KXL as President Delays Approval

Buffett Endorses KXL as President Delays Approval

President Obama may be reluctant to support the KXL, but American business leaders recognize that the project is a key part of continuing a profitable trade relationship with Canada. Billionaire investor Warren Buffet said yesterday that he would approve the Keystone XL pipeline if the decision was up to him. Speaking with CNBC, Buffett said he thinks

Bill Gates Weighs in on Energy Research

Bill Gates Weighs in on Energy Research

When Bill Gates gets involved, you know it’s serious. That’s why we were glad to see Microsoft founder and billionaire philanthropist pounding the lectern over the need for more funding in energy research.  The United States Government invests billions of dollars every year to support all types of energy, including renewable power, nuclear and fossil

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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…

State of the Union- To Boost the Middle Class, Look to Energy

President Obama will deliver his seventh State of the Union address this evening. From what we know based on a preview of his speech, the president will address tax issues and other programs in support of the middle class. With economic growth picking up and unemployment starting to fall, the president plans to focus on targeted…

Top Five Energy Stories of 2014

This year the news has been full of good news and bad news for U.S. energy consumers. Major policy decisions (or lack thereof), changes in technology and emerging market forces have all played a role in influencing this year’s cheers and jeers in U.S. energy news. #1: The Energy Revolution Leads to Lower Gas Prices…