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Affordable Energy Coalition Applauds FERC Decision

Washington, D.C., January 8, 2018 – Today, the Affordable Energy Coalition (AEC) released the following statement in response to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) decision to reject the “Grid Resiliency Pricing Rule”:

“We applaud the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s decision to reject the proposed rule. This decision is a victory for the tens of millions of consumers in the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, and Northeast who would have seen their electricity bills increase with little or nothing to show for it,” said Michael Steel, a spokesman for the AEC.” …

AnnaKatherine Clarke: The NOPR As A Solution In Search Of A Problem

Why The Consequences Of The NOPR Are Significant Across The Country

Regulatory debates aren’t generally considered the most exciting of news. That’s not an excuse, though, for turning a blind eye on the massive changes proposed by the U.S. Department of Energy earlier this fall. Recently, the Energy Department submitted a notice of proposed rulemaking (NOPR) to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the body which oversees the U.S. power grid.

What They Are Saying: Electricity Experts

Curious about the chatter surrounding the Department of Energy’s proposal to FERC? Here’s what electricity experts have to say about the NOPR.

What They Are Saying: Conservative Voices

Curious about the chatter surrounding the Department of Energy’s proposal to FERC? Here’s what conservative groups have to say about the NOPR.

What They Are Saying: Consumer Groups

Curious about the chatter surrounding the Department of Energy’s proposal to FERC? Here’s what consumer groups have to say about the NOPR.

Affordable Energy Coalition Welcomes FERC Chairman McIntyre,
Urges Power Market Cost Efficiencies During His Tenure

Washington, D.C., December 7, 2017 – Today, the Affordable Energy Coalition (AEC) released the following statement in response to the swearing in of Kevin McIntyre as the new Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

Affordable Energy Coalition Welcomes New Members As FERC Deadline Approaches

Washington, D.C., December 6, 2017 – Today, the Affordable Energy Coalition (AEC) welcomed the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE), American Conservation Coalition (ACC), and Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions Forum (CRES Forum) as new members. The AEC represents a diverse group of organizations focused on keeping energy affordable for American consumers.

Blog: The Department Of Energy Proposal Will Likely Do More Harm Than Good

Yesterday, the Heritage Foundation and the Institute of Energy Research held a panel on the U.S. Department of Energy’s proposal to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to reward certain power plants for on-site fuel storage, which independent analysis has shown would raise energy prices by more than $10 billion each year, upend markets, and provide little to no benefit to electric grid reliability. As noted during the panel, the so-called “resiliency” proposal before FERC is likely to do more harm than good.

Affordable Energy Coalition Responds To Remarks By FERC Chairman Chatterjee At CEA Event

Washington, D.C., November 28, 2017 – The Affordable Energy Coalition (AEC) released the following statement in response to FERC Chairman Neil Chatterjee’s remarks about the Department of Energy’s Notice of Public Rulemaking (NOPR).

Affordable Energy Coalition Welcomes Members Representing Consumers And Businesses

Washington, D.C., November 20, 2017 – Today, Advanced Energy Economy (AEE), the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), BP, the Electricity Consumers Resource Council (ELCON), Energy Storage Association (ESA), Industrial Energy Consumers of America (IECA), and R Street Institute joined the Affordable Energy Coalition (AEC) to stand up for electricity consumers across America and urge the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to reject the Department of Energy’s (DOE) harmful grid proposal.

Affordable Energy Coalition Formed To Keep Energy Prices Low For Consumers

 Proposed Federal Rule Would Raise Power Costs And Undermine The Competitive Market

 Washington, D.C., November 7, 2017 – Today marked the launch of the Affordable Energy Coalition (AEC), a group working to keep energy prices low for consumers. The coalition is urging the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to reject a proposed Department of Energy (DOE) rule that would reward power plants that can store 90 days’ worth of fuel. This proposal would unfairly subsidize nuclear and coal at the expense of other energy sources and raise costs for the public.

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