Statements & Press Releases

April 22nd, 2021

Washington, D.C. – Today, USEA celebrates the 51st Anniversary of Earth Day, acknowledging the lasting influence of this unique global event and commemorating all USEA members, partners, and energy stakeholders who seek to see the world have safe, affordable, environmentally friendly energy.

In a statement, Acting Executive Director Sheila Hollis paid homage to Earth Day and recollected the first Earth Day in 1970 in her hometown of Denver, Colorado:

March 25th, 2021
Washington, D.C. – USEA and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with London Economics International (LEI) and Grid Advisors LLC...
March 16th, 2021
One year ago, the snow globe of our world was turned upside down and the prospect of a busy year full of business meetings, receptions, lunches, dinners, celebrations, and travel was ripped away...
March 3rd, 2021

Washington, D.C. – Last week, following her confirmation by the U.S. Senate, Jennifer Granholm was sworn in as the 16th Secretary of Energy by Vice President Kamala Harris. Granholm, who was the first woman elected Governor in Michigan, is the second woman to serve as Secretary of Energy.

In a statement, USEA Acting Executive Director Sheila Hollis said:

“USEA congratulates Jennifer Granholm on her U.S. Senate confirmation as the next Secretary of the Department of Energy (DOE).

February 23rd, 2021
Tragically, last week, an unprecedented weather event triggered a nightmare energy crisis that left much of Texas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma in chaos after a massive winter storm knocked out vital energy and water infrastructure.
January 21st, 2021

Washington, D.C. – United States Energy Association Acting Executive Director Sheila Hollis issued the following statement congratulating President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris:

December 4th, 2020
On Wednesday, at the 30th Annual Energy Efficiency Forum co-hosted by USEA, The Alliance To Save Energy, and Johnson Controls, eight individuals were inducted into the Energy Efficiency Forum Hall of Fame.
October 8th, 2020

Bailey To Be Honored At Virtual Event On October 15

September 21st, 2020

Report Examines Federal, State, And Regional Opportunities For Investors to Consider

August 28th, 2020

Former USEA Chairman Vicky Bailey Appointed Executive Chairperson


Washington, D.C. – Today, at the USEA Board of Directors meeting, USEA Chairman Sheila Hollis was appointed Acting Executive Director. Her appointment comes in the wake of the sudden passing of longtime USEA Executive Director Barry Worthington on August 14th.

August 15th, 2020
It is with profound grief, we announce the death of our executive director, Barry Worthington, who passed away Friday at his home in Maryland.
July 15th, 2020

Washington, D.C. – Today, the Trump administration streamlined the way federal and state agencies will assess the environmental impact of proposed critical infrastructure projects, a new process that includes better engagement with the public and Native American tribes.

July 8th, 2020
Two major energy pipeline projects, which would have carried essential fuel from oil and gas fields to population centers in the Southeast and the Midwest, were shut down this week.
June 3rd, 2020

U.S. Energy Association’s office in Washington, D.C. will be closed until further notice in accordance with Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser's COVID-19 response and reopening plan.

Protecting USEA staff, our members and partners from COVID-19 and helping them manage this health crisis is our priority.

Thus, our briefings and meetings will be virtual until further notice.

May 20th, 2020
Today, in its first hearing since President Trump declared a national emergency in March to combat the COVID-19 outbreak, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources (ENR) Committee advanced the nomination of Mark Menezes to become Deputy U.S. Energy Secretary.
May 13th, 2020
USEA is in its 9th week of working from home with our office completely closed. And we will likely be closed another few weeks to comply with the extended stay at home order of Washington, DC Mayor, Muriel Bowser. 
April 27th, 2020
 Dear USEA Members and Friends:

 I want to begin by sharing my sympathy with our USEA members, our extended family, for all we’ve faced since the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus.
April 22nd, 2020
On Wednesday, the U.S. Energy Association celebrated the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, recounting 50 actions USEA and its federal partners have taken to improve the planet over 30 years.
March 13th, 2020

On Thursday, the U.S. Senate confirmed Republican James Danly a seat on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

January 24th, 2020
The Energy Department’s Office of Fossil Energy and U.S. Energy Association will kick off a national carbon capture roadshow across six U.S. cities on Tuesday January 28, starting in Washington.