Educating The Energy Sector With Expert Insight

USEA's Virtual Press Briefing series features a panel of industry experts answering questions from energy journalists about the leading issues and cutting-edge energy topics of the day. The general audience can also submit questions.

USEA President and CEO Mark W. Menezes delivers opening remarks for each briefing. The briefings are organized and moderated by Llewellyn King, producer and co-host of White House Chronicle on PBS.

The Virtual Press Briefing series was launched in October 2020. It is a virtual reboot of the original Press Briefing series, which was conducted several years ago in the USEA offices.

The series has received extensive media coverage, including articles in Forbes, POLITICO, The Guardian, Energy Daily, S&P Global Platts, and Utility Dive.

March 6th, 2024
Preparing for the Rise of AI in Electric Utilities
February 1st, 2024
Utility resilience is a life-and-death matter in extreme cold and heat this year.
November 21st, 2023
The Fossil Fuel Dilemma: Will the U.S. Throw the Baby Out with the Bathwater?
August 1st, 2023
For most of the summer, unrelenting and record-breaking heat has been scorching large portions of the nation. From California to the Southeast, millions of Americans have been baking in tandoori oven...
July 11th, 2023
Natural gas has been the fuel of choice for utilities since supplies increased, due to deregulation of price, and especially the plenty guaranteed by fracking. It burns 60-percent cleaner than coal...
May 30th, 2023
Something big is happening in the electric utility space: artificial intelligence is moving in -- and it is on its way to becoming a transformative force. The Electric Power Research Institute and...
May 4th, 2023
Sometime between now and the decade’s end, the nation’s electric utilities will begin to contend with a surge. That is when electric vehicles (EVs) will begin arriving in numbers large enough to...