• 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
  • Blog
    June 30, 2017

    Whitewashing the Impact of Regulations on Coal

    The War on Coal is well and truly over, but a peculiar debate over its impact lingers on. Revisionist history is central to this debate, with some folks now suggesting that the coal industry was never in a two-front struggle against both a regulatory onslaught and cheap natural gas. Instead, they
  • Blog
    June 16, 2017

    New BP Statistical Review Highlights an Energy World in Transition

    This week, BP released the 66 th edition of its Statistical Review of World Energy, a comprehensive and highly regarded analysis of key energy trends around the globe. While most reading this page are familiar with the major storylines in U.S. and global energy markets, BP’s report crystallizes
  • Blog
    June 3, 2017

    Setting the Record Straight on the NERA Report

    Summary Over the last few days, there has been a lot of attention given to a report that the Energy Institute co-sponsored that examined the costs of meeting the Obama Administration’s Paris pledge. The report by NERA Economic Consulting, Impacts of Greenhouse Gas Regulations on the Industrial
  • Blog
    May 31, 2017

    Mind the Gap: Last Time Around

    On May 2, 2017, we posted what we expected would be our final look at the Obama Administration’s Paris Agreement “gap”—the difference between President Obama’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction goal for 2025 and estimates of what the policies his administration put in place would deliver. We
  • Blog
    May 19, 2017

    Let’s Get FERC Back to Work

    Since February 3, 2017, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)--one of the essential pieces of our nation’s energy puzzle-- has been hobbled, and the time is now to get it back working again. On that day, Commissioner Norman Bay departed, leaving FERC unable to carry out many of its