CEN letter to FERC Commissioner Mark Christie

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RE: Docket No. RM21-17-000  Dear Commissioner Christie,  This letter is being sent to you from the Conservative Energy Network (CEN) regarding the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC or Commission) pending regional transmission and cost allocation rule. CEN exists to educate and lead conservatives on all conversations regarding a clean energy future. CEN works to encourage […]


CEN letter to FERC Chairman Willie Phillips

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RE: Docket No. RM21-17-000  Dear Chairman Phillips,  This letter is being sent to you from the Conservative Energy Network (CEN) regarding the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC or Commission) pending regional transmission and cost allocation rule. CEN exists to educate and lead conservatives on all conversations regarding a clean energy future. CEN works to encourage […]


A quest for ‘green liberty’: How America’s eco-republicans are trying to reclaim the right

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By Devin Hartman Originally published in Corporate Knights | January 25, 2024 Corporate Knights reached out to conservatives in Canada, the U.S. and the U.K. who are hoping to steer their parties toward a more sustainable future. We asked all three the same question: what is your prescription for green conservatives? Read our introduction here. Political movements are […]


Abandoning Competitive Markets is Throwing the Baby Out With the Very Cold Bathwater

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By Matt Welch The February winter storm shocked Texans to the core. For days, the energy capital of the United States shivered silently in the dark while snow covered the streets, the world shut down, and the human and economic costs soared. Only a fool would continue forward without recognizing that something needs to change so that […]


What Iowans Really Think About Renewable Energy

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A line in a recent op-ed from an Iowan farmer, Seth Watkins, in the Clarinda Herald-Journal caught my attention: “Our future depends on a renewable, resilient, and reliable energy grid.” A statement like this might surprise you, especially coming from a state where 93 of 99 counties voted for President Trump in the 2020 election. […]


Protecting Consumers by Increasing Competition

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What is this? Earlier today, the Conservative Energy Network joined the Energy Choice Coalition, Heritage Action for America, Conservative Coalition for Climate Solutions, and R-Street Institute, among others, in signing onto a letter urging congressional leaders to “undertake a detailed and objective study of the cost of electricity in the United States.”  This independent study would examine whether the current electricity […]


The Truth on Energy Infrastructure: Regulatory Reform as Important as Cash

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Last week President Biden unveiled his hefty new infrastructure proposal labeled the “American Jobs Plan” with a price tag of over $2.2 trillion dollars. The usual suspects found in any infrastructure bill are there: roads, bridges, ports, and transit systems. Beyond those, the President also aims to tackle drinking water, broadband, and supply chains. At […]


Big Opportunity in Texas for CO2 Capture

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The Texas legislature is considering HB1284 and SB450, a set of bills that will empower the state to begin approving permits for the use of Class VI wells for carbon capture and storage. Class VI wells are those designed to inject CO2 deep into the earth for long-term storage. Currently, these approvals are handled by […]


Including Grid Investments in Future Infrastructure Plans

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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 […]


What ‘All of the Above’ Really Means

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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 […]


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