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 Acting Executive Director Sheila Hollis 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.


July 22nd, 2022
The future role of natural gas in U.S. electricity generation is under the microscope. At present, 38 percent of the nation’s generation is from gas. The current vision of the Biden Administration...
June 29th, 2022
The electric utility industry is roiled by supply chain chaos. Across the industry, there are tales of operation and maintenance delays, shortage-induced rescheduling, and crews standing idle,...
May 20th, 2022
There is a general agreement among utility executives that this is the most exciting time ever to be in the electric space. The revolution -- from fossil fuels and renewables to small modular...
April 22nd, 2022
Electrification is the megatrend for the energy sector. Utilities are gearing up for a surge in electric vehicles and the deployment of massive electric fleets, like those of Amazon. New York State...
March 25th, 2022
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has upended the global energy supply chain, producing historic levels of stress worldwide and catastrophe in Europe. The price of oil has flirted with $120 a barrel...
February 25th, 2022
Wildfires were catastrophic across the West and the Southwest last summer. Coupled with the continuing megadrought, this was a huge burden for utilities across a wide area of the country. Already it...
January 28th, 2022
On January 12, the Department of Energy launched its "Building a Better Grid" initiative, designed to set in motion a huge expansion of the nation’s electric grid with upgrades and new transmission...
December 15th, 2021
The U.S. electric utilities, from big IOUs to distribution-only rural electric cooperatives, are waiting to see how the $1 trillion infrastructure bill, which President Biden signed into law...
November 29th, 2021
What does COP26 mean for U.S. electric utilities? The high-stakes U.N. global climate change summit in Glasgow, Scotland, is over and its impact is being assessed by utilities.
October 22nd, 2021
Many thought leaders say there is a significant danger of destabilizing the world energy situation if natural gas is eliminated, as nations aren’t yet prepared for a full transition to renewables.