What’s New

December 19, 2014
IECA Comments on Energy Conservation Standards for High-Intensity Discharge Lamps

December 19, 2014
IECA Comments on Preliminary Regulatory Determinations for Contaminants on the Third Drinking Water Contaminant Candidate List

December 19, 2014
IECA Comments on National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Ferroalloys Production

December 15, 2014
IECA Comments on Fossil Fuel-Generated Energy Consumption Reduction for New Federal Buildings and Major Renovations of Federal Buildings

December 2, 2014
IECA Supports S. 2947 to Amend the Federal Power Act to Clarify the Authority of the FERC to Prescribe Just, Reasonable, and Not Unduly Discriminatory or Preferential Terms, Conditions, and Compensation Applicable to Wholesale Demand Response Resource Participation in Organized Wholesale Energy, Capacity, and Ancillary Service Markets

December 1, 2014
IECA Comments on EPA’s Clean Power Plan Proposed Rule

November 26, 2014
IECA Comments to FERC on the Coordination of the Scheduling Processes of Interstate Natural Gas Pipelines and Public Utilities

November 20, 2014
IECA Urges OMB to Rescind Recommendation to Veto H.R. 4795, the “Promoting New Manufacturing Act” (view press release)

October 6, 2014
IECA Congratulates Eastman Chemical Co. on EPA ENERGY STAR® Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Award

October 3, 2014
IECA to Congress: Australians’ Gas Bills Soar Amid LNG Export Boom (view letter to U.S. House)

September 26, 2014
FERC Response to IECA Request on Study on Grid Reliability and Costs in Association with the Implementation of the EPA Clean Power Plan

September 17, 2014
IECA Comments for the Record on House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology Hearing on “The Administration’s Climate Plan: Failure by Design”

September 11, 2014
IECA States that DOE Approves LNG Export Facilities Despite EIA Forecasts that Domestic Natural Gas Prices Will Increase 134 Percent in Ten Years

September 10, 2014
IECA Estimates EPA’s “Clean Power Plan” Industrial Estimated Costs (see IECA’s estimated residential/commercial costs)

August 25, 2014
IECA Asks FERC for Study on Grid Reliability and Costs in Association with the Implementation of the EPA Clean Power Plan (see FERC response)

August 19, 2014
IECA President Op-Ed: Why Manufacturers Oppose Unfettered LNG Exports

August 15, 2014
IECA Comments on DOE Issuance of Final Procedures for LNG Exports
“Unfortunately, the U.S. Department of Energy’s final rule did not address the most important issue, the public interest criteria for making decisions. The DOE did not make any changes to the criteria on how it makes public interest determination decisions that have very serious cost impact implications for all U.S. consumers.”

August 4, 2014
IECA Comments on the Position Limits for Derivatives and Aggregation of Positions

July 30, 2014
A Manufacturing Perspective on EPA’s “Clean Power Plan” – Proposed GHG Regulation for Existing Electric Generating Units

July 30, 2014
IECA Comments on the Preparation of the 2017-2022 Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program

July 29, 2014
IECA President Testifies Before the EPA on EPA GHG Regulation on Existing Power Plant Generators (Audio Version)

July 29, 2014
IECA President Testifies Before the EPA on EPA GHG Regulation on Existing Power Plant Generators
“The key message that we want to deliver is that we are very worried that the rule would substantially increase electricity and natural gas costs and create reliability problems, putting the manufacturing sector at risk, along with good paying jobs – all for a relatively small global climate impact.”

July 24, 2014
Deloitte Australian LNG Report Illustrates the Dangers of Unfettered LNG Exports (view House letter) (view press release)

July 21, 2014
IECA Comments on DOE’s “Proposed Procedures for Liquefied Natural Gas Export Decisions” (view press release)

July 9, 2014
IECA Supports Streamlining Permitting Process for Onshore Oil and Gas Leases

July 2, 2014
IECA Urges U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Not to List the Greater Sage-Grouse as a Threatened Status Prematurely

July 1, 2014
IECA Tells Senate Natural Gas Flaring is a Weak Argument in Favor of Expediting LNG Exports (view House letter)

July 1, 2014
DOE Denies IECA Request to Extend Comment Period on Proposed Procedural Changes on LNG Exports

June 25, 2014
Manufacturers Oppose H.R. 6, A Bill to Expedite LNG Exports

June 23, 2014
Manufacturers Oppose H.R. 6, the “Domestic Prosperity and Global Freedom Act”

June 20, 2014
IECA Congratulates Congressman Scalise on New Position as House Majority Whip

June 20, 2014
IECA Congratulates Congressman McCarthy on New Position as House Majority Leader

June 19, 2014
Industrial Natural Gas Consumers Oppose Senator Udall-Landrieu Bill To Expedite LNG Exports

June 19, 2014
IECA: Why Manufacturers are Concerned about Unfettered LNG Exports

June 18, 2014
IECA Submits Comments for the Hearing Record to the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on LNG Exports

June 17, 2014
IECA Requests to Testify Before Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources on LNG Exports

June 17, 2014
IECA Supports H.R. 4293, the Natural Gas Gathering Enhancement Act

June 17, 2014
IECA Supports H.R. 1587, the Energy Infrastructure Improvement Act

June 12, 2014
IECA Requests Extended Comment Period on Proposed Procedural Changes on LNG Exports

June 10, 2014
IECA Urges FERC to Seek Rehearing En Banc (Order 745)

June 10, 2014
IECA Supports H.R. 4795, the Promoting New Manufacturing Act
“The permitting process is antiquated, time consuming, expensive, and fails to meet the challenges faced today by U.S. industry who are in fierce competition with global competitors.”

June 2, 2014
IECA States that EPA GHG Regulation on Existing Power Plant Generators Raises Significant Costs and Reliability Concerns

May 30, 2014
IECA Cautiously Supports DOE Changes to LNG Export Decisions

May 9, 2014
IECA Comments on EPA’s Proposed Rule Entitled “Standards of Performance for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from New Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units”

May 8, 2014
22 Senators Send Letter to Obama on LNG Exports
“We write to express our concern regarding the impact that large-scale exports of natural gas could have on American consumers and businesses.”

May 6, 2014
IECA Tells U.S. Senate that LNG Market Signal to Putin Has Already Been Sent

April 29, 2014
IECA Rebuttal to H.R. 6 – False Claims of Sending Market Signal in Support of NATO Allies (view press release)

April 28, 2014
IECA States that Manufacturers Oppose H.R. 6

April 15, 2014
Australian Nitrogen Fertilizer CEO Confirms Unfettered LNG Exports Have Tripled Natural Gas Prices

April 9, 2014
IECA States that a Vote For H.R. 6 Is a Vote Against Manufacturing

April 8, 2014
IECA Urges Congress to Vote Against H.R. 6
“Even before the first shipment of LNG has been made, EIA AEO 2014 forecasts industrial prices to rise to $6.63 per million Btu, a 76 percent increase by 2019 versus 2012.”

April 8, 2014
Eastman Chemical Co., CalPortland, Saint-Gobain, and Corning Inc. Win EPA ENERGY STAR© Partner of the Year Awards

March 28, 2014
IECA Warns Congress that the Australian LNG Export Story Should Sound As A Warning To U.S. Policymakers

March 25, 2014
IECA Comments on House Committee on Foreign Affairs Hearing on The Geopolitical Potential of the U.S. Energy Boom

March 25, 2014
IECA Comments on Senator Barrasso Amendment – Ukraine Has More Supply Years of Proven Natural Gas Reserves than the U.S.!

March 24, 2014
IECA Comments on Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Hearing on Importing Energy, Exporting Jobs. Can it be Reversed

March 24, 2014
IECA Comments on House Subcommittee on Energy and Power Hearing on H.R. 6, the “Domestic Prosperity and Global Freedom Act”

March 24, 2014
IECA Requests Opportunity to Testify During Hearing on Exports

March 21, 2014
IECA Opposes H.R. 6 – An Anti-Consumer Bill which Imposes an OPEC Tax on Every U.S. Consumer (view press release)

March 20, 2014
IECA Sends Letter to U.S. Ambassador to China Max Baucus – Ensuring a “Level Playing Field” for American Businesses

March 5, 2014
IECA Supports Amicus Brief: Challenge to EPA Regional Haze Program

March 5, 2014
IECA and 60 Organizations Support H.R. 2641, the “Responsibly And Professionally Invigorating Development (RAPID) Act of 2013”

March 5, 2014
IECA Tells Congress to Export Hydraulic Fracturing Technology to Ukraine to Weaken Putin – Not U.S. LNG (view press release)

March 3, 2014
IECA Supports H.R. 3826, the “Electricity Security and Affordability Act”

February 27, 2014
IECA Congressional Communication – Australia Power Company Turning Back to Coal, Due to Rapid LNG Exports

February 26, 2014
IECA Comments on OMB’s Technical Update of the Social Cost of Carbon for Regulatory Impact Analysis

February 25, 2014
IECA and 115 Trade Associations Support H.R. 2804, the “Achieving Less Excess in Regulation and Requiring Transparency (ALERRT) Act”

February 21, 2014
IECA Supports FERC Investigation into Winter Gas-Electric Reliability and Price Spikes

February 19, 2014
IECA Annual Industrial Energy Efficiency Survey Results

February 18, 2014
Letter from Senator Carl Levin to DOE Secretary Ernest Moniz and U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman on LNG Exports
“U.S. manufacturers and consumers of natural gas may be harmed by higher prices and placed at a competitive disadvantage if natural gas exports are authorized to countries with whom the United States does not have enforceable Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) to provide a level playing field for U.S. exporters.”

February 11, 2014
IECA Comments on DOE’s Approval of Sixth LNG Export Application to Non-Free Trade Countries – Cameron LNG

February 10, 2014
IECA Comments on the CFTC Proposed Speculative Position Limits Rule

February 10, 2014
IECA and 35 Trade Associations Comment on the CFTC Proposed Speculative Position Limits Rule

February 6, 2014
IECA Urges Secretary Moniz to Take “Time-Out” – LNG Export Approvals to Non-Free Trade Countries (view press release)

February 4, 2014
IECA Responds to E&C Committee’s LNG Report – Report Disappoints U.S. Manufacturing

January 27, 2014
Dodd-Frank: IECA Urges CFTC Rulemaking on Swap Dealer De-Minimis Level

January 15, 2014
EPA Responds to IECA President Regarding the Boiler MACT Rule

January 13, 2014
IECA Supports H.R. 3826, the “Electricity Security and Affordability Act”
“H.R. 3826 would ensure that the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) greenhouse gas (GHG) regulations are done in a reasonable and environmentally responsible manner that will result in a more cost-effective regulatory approach.”

December 20, 2013
IECA Submits Preliminary Comments to EPA on Regulating GHGs for Existing Electric Generating Units Regarding CHP/WHR Facilities

December 19, 2013
IECA: Guidance for Industrial Electricity Consumers: EPA Regulation of GHGs for Electric Power Generation

December 13, 2013
IECA Submits Preliminary Comments to EPA on Regulating GHGs for Existing Electric Generating Units

December 12, 2013
IECA Thanks Administration for Volcker Rule
“For industrial market-users (hedgers), excessive speculation increases price volatility and hedging costs, and diminishes confidence that commodity prices fairly reflect the actual supply and demand of the underlying commodity.”

December 2, 2013
IECA Warns that Since Five LNG Export Approvals, Natural Gas Prices Are Up 35.6 Percent, Cost of $25.8 Billion

November 25, 2013
IECA and 34 Trade Associations Send Letter to President Obama on CFTC Nominations
“As a coalition we favor policies that promote market stability and confidence, prevent fraud and manipulation, and preserve the interests of bona fide hedgers and American consumers.”

November 7, 2013
LNG Exports: DOE Policy Protects the Capital Investment of LNG Export Terminals but Not Domestic Manufacturing Investments (view press release)

November 5, 2013
IECA Applauds the CFTC on Moving Forward with Speculative Position Rule
“For industrial market-users (hedgers), excessive speculation results in increased hedging costs and diminishes confidence that commodity prices fairly reflect actual supply and demand factors.”

November 4, 2013
IECA Supports HR 2728, the “Protecting States’ Rights to Promote American Energy Security Act”
“States with regulatory authorities over hydraulic fracturing are doing a very good job and should not have new federal regulations imposed.”

October 28, 2013
IECA Urges House Subcommittee on Energy and Power to Remove Section 4 in the “North American Energy Infrastructure Act”
“Section 4 has far reaching negative implications for domestic consumers, manufacturing competitiveness, and national security.”

October 25, 2013
EPA’s ENERGY STAR Thanks IECA President for Presentation on Energy Efficiency in Steel Manufacturing

October 16, 2013
IECA Responds to Daniel Yergin WSJ Story: “Why OPEC No Longer Calls the Shots”

October 10, 2013
IECA Responds to LNG Export Hearing
“Except for South Korea and Singapore, all of the countries that participated in the hearing do not have free trade agreements with the U.S. Countries that do not have a free trade  agreement often discriminate against U.S. manufacturing goods.”

October 8, 2013
IECA Urges Chairman Fred Upton to Remove an Anti-Consumer Provision in the “North American Energy Infrastructure Act”
“Section 4 of the legislation would remove DOE authorization responsibilities for LNG exports, thereby eliminating the public interest determination test.” (view press release) (view letter to Subcommittee)

September 25, 2013
IECA and 32 Trade Associations Send Letter to Congress Supporting Funding and Program Flexibility for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission

September 23, 2013
IECA Files a Motion to Intervene on the Sabine Pass Second and Third LNG Export Terminal Applications

September 20, 2013
EPA GHG Rule Dictates Energy Policy and Increases Manufacturing Energy Costs

September 19, 2013
IECA Files a Motion to Intervene Out of Time: Freeport LNG Expansion, L.P. and FLNG Liquefaction, LLC LNG Export Terminal

September 17, 2013
IECA Opposes H.R. 1003
“It appears to us the legislation would make it even more difficult for the CFTC to implement speculative position limits.”

September 16, 2013
IECA Comments on Reconsideration of Final Rule Standards for Standby Mode and Off Mode Microwave Ovens
“Because IECA companies are large consumers of energy, the social cost of carbon has significant implications, and the Microwave Rule could set a precedent for all future rules. Each new proposed regulation will require federal agencies to complete a “cost-benefit” analysis.”

September 10, 2013
IECA Files a Motion to Intervene Out of Time: Dominion, Cove Point LNG Export Terminal

September 9, 2013
IECA and Other Trade Associations Seek Dialogue with EPA on GHG Regulation

September 9, 2013
IECA Supports Efforts to Require the CFTC and the FERC to Execute Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to Ensure Complete Integration of Data to Monitor and Investigate Natural Gas and Electricity Market Trading (see letter to Senator Feinstein)

August 23, 2013
IECA Comments on BLM Hydraulic Fracturing Proposed Rule
“We strongly objects to this rule that is a ‘rule in search of a problem’ – and makes a mockery of public policy.”

August 7, 2013
DOE Fails in Its Fiduciary Responsibility to the Public – In Its Approval of the Lake Charles LNG Export Terminal

August 5, 2013
IECA Files Motion to Intervene in Freeport-McMoRan Energy LLC LNG Export Application

August 2, 2013
DOE Thanks IECA for Continuing Feedback in Contributing to Development of an Industrial Energy Efficiency Report to be Prepared for Congress on “Reducing Barriers to the Deployment of Industrial Energy Efficiency”

July 31, 2013
IECA Supports Representative Scalise’s Carbon Tax Amendment to H.R. 367, the “Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act”
“Even a relatively small carbon tax of $20 per ton would increase the cost of energy to the industrial sector by $32 billion per year, a 12 percent increase.”

July 30, 2013
IECA Supports Amendment #12, Addresses the Social Cost of Carbon: Energy Consumers Relief Act of 2013
“The manufacturing sector’s GHG emissions are 9.6 percent below 1990 levels. This is outstanding performance and is a clear confirmation that U.S. companies are taking action to reduce their carbon emissions through capital spending projects that improve their energy efficiency.”

July 22, 2013
IECA and 278 Companies/Trade Associations Send Letter to Congress Supporting H.R. 2218, the “Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act of 2013″

July 10, 2013
Amendment 29 (Addressing Hydraulic Fracturing) to H.R. 2609, the ”Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2014″ Failed by Voice Vote Thanks to IECA Efforts

July 10, 2013
IECA Urges House Members to Oppose Amendment 29 to H.R. 2609, the “Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2014″
“Manufacturers will be directly impacted by this amendment through higher costs of natural gas, feedstock and electricity, thereby reducing competitiveness and jobs.”

July 8, 2013
IECA and 26 Trade Associations Send Letter to Congress Supporting H.R. 1582, the “Energy Consumers Relief Act of 2013″
“The Energy Consumers Relief Act would add common sense to the rulemaking process by requiring EPA to submit a report to Congress projecting energy cost increases and employment effects for any EPA rule estimated to cost more than $1 billion.”

June 28, 2013
DOE Invites IECA to Contribute to Development of an Industrial Energy Efficiency Report to be Prepared for Congress on “Reducing Barriers to the Deployment of Industrial Energy Efficiency”

June 25, 2013
IECA Supports H.R. 367, the “REINS Act”
“By requiring Congress to approve every new major rule proposed by the executive branch, it sets up a system of checks and balances that will assure better regulation.”

June 21, 2013
IECA Supports H.R. 2231, the “Offshore and Energy Jobs Act”
“Expanding domestic production of energy resources creates jobs and increases the affordability of energy for the manufacturing sector.”

June 20, 2013
IECA Says DOE Failed in Fiduciary Responsibility in Approving Freeport LNG Export Terminal

June 20, 2013
Paul Cicio Testimony: Hearing on the “A Competitive Edge for American Manufacturing: Abundant American Energy” in the House Subcommittees on Energy and Power, and Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade (view verbal testimony)

June 14, 2013
IECA Responds to Chairman Ed Whitfield on Industrial Energy Efficiency Barriers

June 12, 2013
IECA Supports H.R. 1582, the “Energy Consumers Relief Act of 2013”

June 5, 2013
IECA Sends Letter to DOE Secretary Moniz on H.R. 6582, the “American Energy Manufacturing Technical Corrections Act”

June 4, 2013
IECA Files Comments to FERC on Small Generator Interconnection Agreements and Procedures

June 4, 2013
IECA Supports H.R. 2218, the “Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act of 2013”
“The bill ensures the safe regulation of coal combustion residues (CCRs) by setting federal standards while allowing states to craft a permit program, in a cost-effective manner, while protecting jobs and the environment.”

May 23, 2013
IECA Supports the Coal Jobs Protection Act
“IECA supports providing greater certainty to permitting of coal mining projects.” (view House letter)

May 21, 2013
IECA Send Letter to BLM – No Scientific Justification for the Oil and Gas; Hydraulic Fracturing on Federal and Indian Lands Rule

May 21, 2013
Paul Cicio Statement: Forum on the “Domestic Supply and the Potential Benefits or Unintended Consequences Caused by Expansion of Natural Gas Exports” in the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources (view verbal statement)

May 16, 2013
IECA Supports H.R. 1900, the Natural Gas Pipeline Permitting Reform Act
“Electric reliability is dependent upon natural gas pipeline capacity reliability.”

May 9, 2013
Paul Cicio Testimony: Hearing on the “Grid Reliability Challenges in a Shifting Energy Resource Landscape” in the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power (view verbal testimony)

May 8, 2013
FERC Responds to Chairman Wyden and Ranking Member Murkowski’s Request for Information on Section 5 Authority of the Natural Gas Act (Wyden/Murkowksi Request)

May 6, 2013
Natural Gas Reserves Review

May 2, 2013
IECA and 55 Trade Associations Send Letter to Congress on the Carbon Tax
“A carbon tax would increase the costs of natural gas, coal and petroleum products, resulting in higher production costs, less spending on non-energy goods, fewer jobs and slower economic growth.”

May 1, 2013
IECA Update on LNG Exports

April 22, 2013
IECA Supports Amicus Brief in Support of CFTC Speculative Position Limits Rule (view press release)

April 18, 2013
IECA Update of U.S. and Global Climate Emissions

April 12, 2013
Paul Cicio Testimony: Hearing on the “Energy Consumers Relief Act of 2013″ in the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power

April 10, 2013
IECA and 200 Other Organizations Send Letter to EPA on “Sue and Settle” – EPA Should Develop a Notification System to Provide Stakeholders With Timely and Transparent Access to Information Involving Legal Action

April 9, 2013
IECA and 37 Trade Associations Support Re-nomination of CFTC Chairman Gary Gensler and Commissioner Bart Chilton

April 2013
Industrial Energy Prices and Costs from EIA AEO 2013: A $9.2 Billion Cost Increase

March 28, 2013
IECA and Others Request Hearing on Natural Gas Act Section 5 Reform to Chairman Wyden and Ranking Member Murkowski

March 27, 2013
House Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources Thanks IECA for Testimony on “America’s Onshore Energy Resources: Creating Jobs, Securing America, and Lowering Prices”

March 19, 2013
Paul Cicio Testimony: Hearing on “The Department of Energy’s Strategy for Exporting Liquefied Natural Gas” in the House Subcommittee on Energy Policy, Health Care and Entitlements (view verbal testimony)

March 14, 2013
Paul Cicio Testimony: Hearing on “America’s Onshore Energy Resources: Creating Jobs, Securing America, and Lowering Prices” in the House Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources

March 11, 2013
IECA Urges FERC Not to Expand Natural Gas Reporting Requirements

March 11, 2013
Saint-Gobain, Eastman Chemical, CalPortland Win ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Awards

March 6, 2013
Chairman Ron Wyden and Ranking Member Murkowski Request Information from FERC on Section 5 Authority of the Natural Gas Act (FERC response)

February 25, 2013
IECA Submits Reply Comments on 2012 DOE NERA LNG Export Study

February 21, 2013
IECA Urges NRC to Give Careful Examination of Proposed Regulations

February 20, 2013
IECA Supports Alaska LNG Exports

February 19, 2013
IECA Urges ACEEE to Drop Opposition to Industrial Energy Efficiency Opt-Out

February 14, 2013
IECA Requests Congressional Oversight – FERC Gas/Electric Coordination and Natural Gas Pipeline Sufficiency (view House letter)

February 8, 2013
IECA Cautions Lawmakers on LNG Export Approvals Analysis (view press release)

February 4, 2013
IECA LNG Export Issue Brief for NARUC

January 24, 2013
IECA Comments on 2012 DOE NERA LNG Export Study
“The NERA study is flawed and cannot be used to determine whether or not LNG exports
are ‘consistent with the public interest,’ and the study fails to compare the economic benefits of consuming the same quantities of natural gas domestically as exported under the study.” (view press release)

January 24, 2013
IECA Applauds BLM Revision of Proposed Hydraulic Fracturing Rules

January 17, 2013
IECA Supports H.R. 271 – Electric Reliability is Important to Manufacturing

January 15, 2013
EPA Responds to IECA Concerns of High Cost of the Industrial Boiler MACT Rule

January 11, 2013
Applications to Export LNG Grow to 47.8% of 2011 U.S. Demand

January 10, 2013
IECA Thanks FERC for Issuing New Policy Statement – Promoting Transmission Investment through Pricing Reform

January 9, 2013
FERC Chairman Jon Wellinghoff Responds to IECA’s Gas-Electric Reliability Concerns

January 9, 2013
IECA Sends Letter to OMB – Support for EPA Rule: Emergency Use of Back Up Generators in Demand Response

January 2013
IECA Annual Industrial Energy Efficiency Survey Results

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