• Blog
    July 11, 2019

    Animated Chart Illustrates the Making of An Energy Superpower

    2008 was a bleak year for American energy. Domestic oil production barely exceeded 5 million barrels per day—the lowest level since 1946—continuing a slow decline that began in the mid-1980s. Of course, our demand for oil continued to grow, so to make up for lost domestic production and to continue
  • Blog
    June 18, 2019

    Progress on Keystone XL and other Efforts to Improve Infrastructure Permitting

    Two recent developments highlight some of the progress being made in the never ending battle to build much needed energy infrastructure in our country. What is new with Keystone XL? A federal appeals court lifted a judge’s injunction that blocked construction of the Keystone XL (KXL) oil pipeline
  • Blog
    June 14, 2019

    Purse Power Protects Clean Energy Priorities

    It’s disposal time in Washington. If the Byzantine and confusing federal appropriations process could be summed up in a single phrase, it would most certainly be the famous adage that “the President proposes, and Congress disposes.”
  • Blog
    May 31, 2019

    U.S. Energy Industry Prepared for 2019 Hurricane Season

    Thanks to a diverse supply chain and ongoing industry efforts to harden our nation’s critical energy infrastructure, Americans can depend on a flexible and resilient fuel delivery system as we approach the start of this year’s hurricane season. This starts with a geographic diversity in our
  • Blog
    May 28, 2019

    EPA Proposes to Reject New York’s “Keep it in the Ground” Scheme

    Last September, I wrote about one of the boldest efforts yet by New York to halt energy infrastructure in its tracks. This effort utilized a little-known provision of the Clean Air Act – the “good neighbor” provision at Section 126(b) – to argue that hundreds of energy-related and manufacturing
  • Blog
    May 14, 2019

    Infrastructure Week: Securing Our Energy Future with Reliable Infrastructure

    The seventh annual observance of Infrastructure Week provides an opportunity to highlight the state of our nation’s infrastructure and discuss the projects, technologies and policies necessary to make America prosperous and safe. Across America, business leaders, workers, advocates and elected
  • Blog
    April 24, 2019

    Battery-Powered Innovation

    GEI’s EnergyInnovates initiative showcases American innovators, the technologies that are shaping today’s energy landscape, and the projects that are laying the groundwork for the future. In an industrial area north of San Diego, we found all three. In just six months, San Diego Gas & Electric, a