• Blog
    September 19, 2017

    There’s a Price to be Paid for Less Reliable Electricity

    New Report Demonstrates the Value of Our Diverse Energy Mix Imagine a place where your light switch doesn’t always work, your air conditioning isn’t always available, and you can’t always cook in your oven. And, to add insult to injury, you are paying more for your electricity than you do today
  • Blog
    September 13, 2017

    If You Store It, They Will Come

    Fairly or not, few regions of the United States are more associated with deep and longstanding poverty as Appalachia. Poor infrastructure and relative geographic isolation have always placed the region at a disadvantage, and decades of various economic development efforts have yielded only slow and
  • Blog
    August 28, 2017

    Harvey’s Impact on Energy: Daily Update

    Friday—September 8 See below for the latest information on Harvey’s energy sector impact. Energy Capacity According to the Department of Energy, close to 1.4 million bpd of refining capacity is estimated to still be offline as a result of the storm. Outages According the Department of Energy and
  • Blog
    August 25, 2017

    An Important, if Unsurprising, Study on our Electricity Grid from DOE

    Earlier this year, the Secretary of Energy requested a report from the Department examining the nation’s electricity grid. After months of speculation, rampant rumors, leaked drafts, and grossly premature prognostications, the Department of Energy (DOE) this week released a report very much
  • Blog
    August 9, 2017

    Venezuela’s Problems Point to the Need for Pipelines from Canada

    Venezuela’s on-going political and economic crisis emphasizes the need for the United States to continue to diversify and grow its supplies of energy, particularly from our neighbor to the north – Canada. More pointedly, it highlights the importance of expanding and building more pipelines from
  • Blog
    August 4, 2017

    Will Activists Seek to Shut Off Your Air Conditioning this Summer?

    Lately, it seems that some environmental activists are against almost everything. Their latest cause? Trying to shut down air conditioning during Virginia’s muggy summer months. Fortunately, cooler heads have prevailed … thus far. Dominion Energy’s Yorktown Power Station is slated to be retired, in
  • Blog
    July 24, 2017

    Not A Guarantee, But a Fighting Chance

    Here at the Global Energy Institute, we have always advocated for a diverse, reliable mix of energy resources that contribute toward keeping America secure, prosperous, and clean. A key cornerstone of that energy mix is our fleet of 99 commercial nuclear reactors that provide approximately twenty
  • Blog
    July 6, 2017

    A Much Needed Attitude Adjustment at the Department of Interior

    Just a few weeks ago, Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke visited the Chamber to help us celebrate our 10 th Anniversary and our new name—the Global Energy Institute. Secretary Zinke promised that the Department of Interior would be taking real actions to support American energy development, and