‘Utility Playbook’ Spotlights Tactics Used by Utilities to Take Advantage of Ratepayers April 7, 2021 – LANSING, Mich. – The Conservative Energy Network (CEN), a coalition of 21 state-based conservative clean energy organizations, today announced the launch of a new website: www.utilityplaybook.com. The website identifies specific “plays” that utilities across the country use to influence policymakers, block […]
CEN Continues to Expand National Team April 5, 2021 – LANSING, Mich. – The Conservative Energy Network (CEN), a coalition of 21 state-based conservative clean energy organizations, today announced the hire of New Media Strategist Kayla Ventura. This new position will enable CEN and its state teams to strengthen their digital presence and reach a broader audience […]
By Landon Stevens If the devastating impacts of winter storm Uri in Texas last month showed us anything, it is that there are gaping holes in grid infrastructure that need to be addressed to increase resiliency and keep the lights on in any condition. In Washington, President Biden’s $1.9 trillion stimulus package just made its […]
By Landon Stevens Last month dozens of people died and millions were left in the dark as historic winter storm Uri hit Texas and the Southern United States. Immediately upon hearing of blackouts sweeping across large swaths of Texas, vocal proponents on both sides of the all-too-politicized energy debate took to social media to point […]
Conservative Energy Network Continues to Expand National Team March 1, 2021 – LANSING, Mich. – The Conservative Energy Network (CEN), a coalition of 21 state-based conservative clean energy organizations, today announced two promotions: Tyler Duvelius, director of external affairs, and Joanna Lewis, senior communications manager. Both are new positions that reflect CEN’s continued expansion and will increase […]
By: Mark Pischea, President and CEO, Conservative Energy Network Despite the chaotic nature of the 2020 election and the doom and gloom prognostications of the death of the Republican Party, when the votes were tallied, a different story emerged. Far from being dead and buried, Republicans running down ballot actually outperformed Democrats—they picked up at least six seats in the House and had a historic night in state-level elections, […]
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.”
As more consumers demand clean energy, it’s up to markets to respond. However, without policy solutions that advance real competition, and until our state and federal leaders reach consensus to replace our nation’s outdated and costly monopoly utility system, any progress is fleeting—and ratepayers will be stuck with the fallout.
Electric power has become a part of the state’s heritage of energy development because it has been able to serve the state’s continued growth. It is worth understanding how and why the Texas model of electric competition works well.