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.

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.
July 30th, 2021
Never has resilience in the electric utility industry been more critical than it is right now. Extreme weather -- heatwaves, hurricanes, and arctic blasts -- and constant cyber threats are everyday...
June 25th, 2021
The United States Energy Association, in collaboration with journalist Llewellyn King, will address the impact of the megadrought in a virtual press briefing featuring a panel of industry experts who...
June 4th, 2021
The Colonial Pipeline cyberattack broadened the parameters of concern about perpetrators, from bad state actors to wanton criminals, seeking to devastate U.S. energy systems. No longer is cyber...
May 14th, 2021
It is the goal of the Biden administration to shape a future electric industry that is carbon-free with abundant storage. How will this massive push be accommodated, and who will benefit?
February 26th, 2021
The Texas deep freeze was close to the sum of all fears for electric and gas utilities. If it could go wrong, it did go wrong, and Texans suffered. Clearly Texas must rethink, rebuild, and...
January 15th, 2021
There is a growing overproduction of electricity from solar and wind, but solar in particular, especially in the Southwest. Utilities are in a rush to find ways of saving this electricity and...
December 11th, 2020
Electric utilities are heavily dependent on sensors and growing interconnectivity. Smart meters, dispersed generation, variable generation -- like wind and solar -- require real-time data streams in...
November 13th, 2020
During this virtual press briefing, our guests speakers gave insight on this new financial industry effort to measure the carbon impact of loans and investments as a building block for further...
October 23rd, 2020
During this virtual press briefing, our guest speakers will examine energy after the 2020 election and answer questions from the media.