Commentary: Offshore wind is a win for North Carolina

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Originally Published in Energy News Network Landing an automobile manufacturing plant is a major win for a state, both economically and politically. In March 2023 VinFast announced that it would invest $4 billion to build a new automotive manufacturing plant in North Carolina that would create over 7,500 jobs. This was widely celebrated by politicians […]


CEN Applauds State Proclamations Recognizing September 25-29, 2023 as Clean Energy Week

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASECEN CONTACT: Joanna Lewis, jlewis@conservativeenergynetwork.org September 25, 2023 – LANSING, Mich. – The Conservative Energy Network (CEN) applauds the 34 governors who have signed proclamations recognizing September 25-29, 2023 as Clean Energy Week in their states. The proclamations were issued in cooperation with National Clean Energy Week (NCEW), an annual initiative, founded by […]


Ensuring Energy Reliability in the Transition to Clean Energy | Part 2

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Read Part 1 Energy reliability is a pivotal factor in maintaining the essential functions of our society. Recent events shed light on the susceptibility of isolated energy systems. The lack of grid interconnection parallels the reliability challenges faced by energy models like Community Choice Aggregators and reveals the necessity of bolstering interconnection to ensure energy […]


Using Community Solar To Protect Energy Freedom

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Originally Published in Real Clear Energy Whether it’s record heat advisories across the Midwest, threat of blackouts in Texas, or unprecedented tornadoes and tropical storms, consumers’ ability to rely on their respective state grids has been seriously tested. And has often failed in recent months. Thankfully, solutions are already cropping up across the country. More states are witnessing a diversified energy portfolio […]


Ensuring Energy Reliability in the Transition to Clean Energy | Part 1

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Clean energy has become vital to the United States energy portfolio as it seeks energy independence and reduced environmental impact. However, the reliability of energy supply and efficient transmission present critical challenges in harnessing the potential of new energy resources, and these challenges are not isolated to one region or energy source. Regional transmission organizations […]


Opinion: Conservatism and clean energy go together. Leaders are showing how in Iowa.

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John Szoka and Nick Boeyink First published in the Des Moines Register August 18 As the 2024 presidential election draws near, the Iowa State Fair takes center stage as a political hotspot, attracting prominent conservative leaders and presidential hopefuls from across the nation. This year, the Conservative Energy Network, or CEN, a nonprofit coalition of […]


Conservative Conclave XIV Draws State and National Leaders to Des Moines to Discuss Clean Energy

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Conservative leaders representing 24 states gather to advance the conservative clean energy movement August 14, 2023 — DES MOINES, Iowa — The Conservative Energy Network (CEN), a coalition of 24 state-based conservative clean energy organizations, today announced the beginning of Conservative Conclave XIV. This annual gathering of network members, technical experts, industry representatives, and policymakers is hosted this year by CEN […]


Conservatives Launch New Nationwide Coalition Supporting Community Solar

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The Community Solar Freedom Coalition is committed to advancing the free market growth of community solar. CONTACT: Tyler Duvelius – tduvelius@conservativeenergynetwork.org  August 1, 2023 — LANSING, Mich. — Earlier today, conservative clean energy supporters announced the launch of the Community Solar Freedom Coalition (CSFC). This new effort, led by the Conservative Energy Network (CEN), is […]


Republican clean energy leaders must be recognized

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Originally posted on The Hill By Heather Reams and John Szoka As Republicans who support clean energy solutions to lower global emissions and strengthen our economy, we know there is no better time than now — on the heels of a debt agreement that made important strides toward reforming our federal permitting processes — to advocate for policies that unleash American energy production. Americans want lower energy costs, reduced reliance […]


CEN Announces New Chief Executive Officer

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Former North Carolina State Legislator Assumes Leadership of National Clean Energy Advocacy Organization FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CEN CONTACT: Joanna Lewis – jlewis@conservativeenergynetwork.org May 16, 2023 – LANSING, Mich. – The Conservative Energy Network (CEN), a coalition of 24 state-based conservative clean energy organizations, today named John Szoka as its new CEO. The position has been […]


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