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…

Keystone XL Veto a Disappointment for American Energy Consumers

Keystone XL Veto a Disappointment for American Energy Consumers

Washington, DC - Today, President Obama will follow through on a promise to veto legislation to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline, claiming that Congress is trying to usurp his executive authority and disrupt a review process that he believes is working. Upon news of the eminent veto, Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA), an advocate for energy consumers, released

Ideas for Making the Most of Gas Savings

Ideas for Making the Most of Gas Savings

Bloomberg reports that a steady decline in gas prices has left consumers with extra cash in their pockets after filling up their tanks. For one heavy-commuting family in Pennsylvania featured by Bloomberg, this translates into $500 a month in savings. What could your family get for an extra $500 a month? Here are some possibilities:  6 trips

Keystone Tiptoes Closer to Final Congressional Approval

Keystone Tiptoes Closer to Final Congressional Approval

Today, the Senate voted to approve pro-Keystone legislation, setting the stage for what is likely to become one of the first Republican legislative victories in the new congressional session. After lengthy debate that included votes on more than 40 amendments, the bill passed with bipartisan support in a vote of 62-36. The Senate’s consideration of

CEA President: Arctic is “Key” to Energy Revolution

CEA President: Arctic is “Key” to Energy Revolution

As a part of its Energy Insiders series, National Journal asked energy experts about the future of oil and gas development in the Arctic Refuge following President Obama’s announcement that he would ask Congress to designate it as a protected wilderness area. In response, Consumer Energy Alliance President David Holt emphasized the critical role of Arctic development in keeping energy

Consumer Advocate Group Offers Qualified Support for Federal Offshore Leasing Program

Consumer Advocate Group Offers Qualified Support for Federal Offshore Leasing Program

Consumer Advocate Group Offers Qualified Support for Federal Offshore Leasing Program Houston, TX – Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA) President David Holt issued the following response to the Interior Department’s release today of a Draft Proposed Program (DPP) for the 2017-2022 Outer Continental Shelf Oil & Gas Leasing Program: “We’re pleased to see the Interior Department take

New Campaign Will Draw Focus on Arctic Issues

New Campaign Will Draw Focus on Arctic Issues

  Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA) today launched a new educational campaign, Arctic For All, designed to promote public awareness of Arctic issues and the importance of the Arctic region to the United States. The site provides high-level information for those not familiar with U.S. interests in the region, as well as issue-specific information on Arctic energy

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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…

WHATLEY: Nuclear a key player in clean energy mix

Writing in New Jersey’s Asbury Park Press, Consumer Energy Alliance Executive Vice President Michael Whatley argues that nuclear energy is critical to a diverse electricity mix that helps keep costs low for consumers and reduces greenhouse gas emissions. However, unexpected nuclear plant closures caused in part by uncertain, costly regulations threaten America’s ability to maintain an…