Consumer Energy Alliance

InfluenceMap Score
F
Performance Band
23%
Organisation Score
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Sector:
Energy
Head​quarters:
Houston, United States
Wikipedia:

The Consumer Energy Alliance is actively and negatively lobbying on US Climate and Energy Policy. It does not appear to support drastic action to cut carbon emissions & stresses the threat of energy poverty to justify less urgent action on climate change. It has also used potentially misleading messaging strategies about the current level of emissions associated with fossil fuels in the US, and appears to be funding institutions involved in producing information designed to undermine the understanding of the science of climate change.

The Consumer Energy Alliance appears to have opposed multiple policies that attempt to reduce carbon emissions, such as carbon pricing initiatives. In February 2020, the Consumer Energy Alliance strongly criticised the Transportation & Climate Initiative, a cap-and-invest scheme intended to reduce transport-related emissions. It has also actively opposed legislation that would create GHG reduction targets, urging New York State legislators in June 2019 to oppose the Climate and Community Protection Act (CCPA) in which legislates statewide greenhouse gas emissions reductions of eighty-five percent and net zero emissions in all sectors of the economy by 2050. Consumer Energy Alliance was reported to be connected to a Facebook ad campaign supporting the Trump administration’s rollback of Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) Standards in 2018. It also has opposed state-level GHG emission standards related to US methane regulations and the Clean Power Plan.

President David Holt is an out-spoken critic of campaigns to transition the energy mix, stating in January 2017 that "misguided activist groups" are "increasing the burden on households and small businesses". In January 2020, the Consumer Energy Alliance appeared to oppose the New Jersey Energy Master Plan, a roadmap intended to transition the state to 100 percent clean energy by 2050; in February 2020, the Consumer Energy Alliance launched the Affordable Energy for New Jersey Coaltion to oppose the EMP. Consumer Energy Alliance actively lobbies US policy makers for measures that will sustain a high GHG energy mix; for example, in August 2020, supporting continued efforts to advance oil and gas production in the Arctic. The Consumer Energy Alliance has strongly supported unconventional gas production, as well as supporting fossil fuel subsidies such as Local Resource Manufacturing Tax Credit in Pennsylvania.

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Main Web Site Social Media CDP Responses Legislative Consultations Media Reports CEO Messaging Financial Disclosures EU Register
Communication of Climate Science
NS -1 NA NS -1 NS NA NA
Alignment with IPCC on Climate Action
NS -1 NA NS NS 0 NA NA
Supporting the Need for Regulations
NS NS NA NS NS -1 NA NA
Support of UN Climate Process
NS NS NA NS NS NS NA NA
Transparency on Legislation
-2 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
Carbon Tax
NS -2 NA NS NS NS NA NA
Emissions Trading
-2 -1 NA NS -1 NS NA NA
Energy and Resource Efficiency
0 1 NA NS -2 NS NA NA
Renewable Energy
-1 0 NA NS -1 0 NA NA
Energy Transition & Zero Carbon Technologies
0 -1 NA -1 -1 -1 NA NA
GHG Emission Regulation
-1 -1 NA -2 -2 -2 NA NA
Disclosure on Relationships
1 NS NA NA NA NA NA NA