New Poll Shows Voters Want Climate and Clean Energy Solutions

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Mark Pischea of Conservative Energy Network noted, “you can embrace clean energy without comprising your conservative principles … This is an area that is ripe with opportunity for Republicans and smart Republicans will acknowledge the need to embrace a solution to clean energy and climate.”


A Strong Message to FERC: Energy Policy Belongs to the States

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A Strong Message to FERC: Energy Policy Belongs to the States “Iowans know the unique makeup of our state, and how it differs from other states around the country. The Iowa Utilities Board — people here in Iowa — not an agency in DC, should be in control of Iowa’s retail energy market.” Such were […]


Statewide Texas Poll Shows Strong Support Across Party Lines for Free Market Energy Solutions and Increased Competition

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Conservative Texans for Energy Innovation (CTEI) today released its second annual statewide poll that demonstrates Texas voters’ strong support of public policies that encourage responsible clean energy solutions rooted in private sector innovation, entrepreneurship, and free market growth—as opposed to government interventions.


CEN Adds Director of Communications & Digital Strategy, Midwest Communications Manager

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Conservative Energy Network Continues to Expand National Team The Conservative Energy Network (CEN), a coalition of 21 state-based conservative clean energy and energy efficiency organizations, today announced two new hires: Tom McLaughlin, director of communications and digital strategy, and Joanna Lewis, Midwest communications manager. While these positions are new to the organization, McLaughlin and Lewis […]


Conservative Energy Network Expands with New Director of Policy and Advocacy

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“As a Network, we’ve rapidly expanded over the past few years, along with the need for market-driven state-level clean energy policy,” said Mark Pischea, CEO and president of CEN. “We provide conservative clean energy thought leadership across the country, but most importantly we serve as a resource for our state teams as they work alongside policymakers and stakeholders in their state capitols. Landon Stevens has the conservative political and energy policy credentials necessary to help our state teams’ efforts to advance conservative energy solutions across the nation.”


How S.C. became a national clean energy model

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After construction of two additional reactor units at the V.C. Summer Nuclear Station ended in 2017 with billions of dollars of debt, 5,000 people out of work and no new reactors, lawmakers jumped to investigate what had happened. Now, fewer than three years later, South Carolina is being seen by some as a model for how bipartisan clean energy legislation can be accomplished in a conservative state.


Tesla, Michigan, and Conservative Clean Energy

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Electric automaker Tesla settled a lawsuit with the state that will allow sales and service in Michigan.

Applauding the move is the Michigan Conservative Energy Forum. Kevin Essebaggers talks with MICEF Executive Director Ed Rivet about the Tesla development, and what it’s like being a conservative group lobbying for renewable energy solutions.


Colorado College poll: Western voters find common ground on environment as priority

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Many Republicans in Western states believe in conservation, in part, because they are hunters and anglers, said Greg Brophy, Colorado director for The Western Way, a right-leaning conservation group. His assertion is backed up by the recent poll, which found 69% of voters across all eight states identify as conservationists.


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