Statements & Press Releases

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
At today’s meeting of the USEA Board of Directors Executive Committee, Acting Executive Director Sheila Hollis recognized USEA Executive Chairperson Vicky Bailey for her selection as 2020 Champion...
September 21st, 2020
Carbon capture and storage projects are rapidly emerging as lucrative investment opportunities, due to a combination of federal and state tax credits and other incentives...
August 28th, 2020
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...
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.
January 8th, 2020
Congressman Tom Reed (R-NY) has introduced legislation that will provide a tax incentive for new and innovative energy technologies in an effort to help the United States compete globally with technology advancements in other countries.
December 18th, 2019
The United States energy sector is leading the world in the effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, USEA Executive Director Barry Worthington told Fox News this week.
December 12th, 2019

Hal Quinn, President and CEO of the National Mining Association (NMA), will be leaving the USEA Board of Directors at the end of the year. Quinn has been a Board member since 2008, the same year he took the helm at NMA. Quinn announced his retirement from NMA last spring.

November 8th, 2019

This week, President Trump nominated Deputy Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette to be his next energy secretary, replacing Rick Perry who plans to leave the helm by year’s end.

The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee will take up the nomination before sending it to the full Senate for approval.

November 6th, 2019
After more than 80 years of building and operating hydroelectric dams, we may be tempted to take for granted TVA’s experience in things like flood control, dam safety and river navigation. But in some parts of the world, challenges we’ve solved still exist for power providers serving their developing nations.