Welcome to the
Affordable Power Alliance!
Members of the Affordable Power Alliance are a diverse coalition of civil rights, African American, Hispanic, senior citizens, and faith based advocacy organizations.
They are the voice for thousands of Americans who have become sick or died each year as a result of high energy costs.
They are the voice for all who cannot adequately heat or cool their homes.
They are the voice for all who struggle with ever-increasing energy costs that devastate the disposable incomes of American families.
We support American energy from American soil.
American energy from American soil
is American revenue
from American soil
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The EPA’s giant green jobs-killer
By MICHAEL A. WALSH Posted: 11:34 PM, August 21, 2011
Get ready for the sacrifice of tens of thousands more American jobs (at least) to feed the fantasy of “clean energy.” Even as the “green jobs” promise proves to be a lie, the Obama administration is getting set to force the shutdown of countless power plants across half the nation.
David Suzuki insults, but won't debate
David R. Legates published in Town Hall, August 16, 2011
David Suzuki has never met, debated or even spoken with my colleague, scientist Willie Soon. But as more people dismiss Mr. Suzuki’s scare stories about global warming cataclysms, Suzuki has resorted to personal attacks against Dr. Soon and others who disagree with him.
The Affordable Power Alliance petitions EPA to perform an Environmental Justice (EJ) Analysis Examining increased electricity Prices and Job Losses Under Power Plant Rules
Niger Innis, spokesman for the Affordable Power Alliance (APA), an ad hoc coalition of civil rights, African American, Latino, small business, senior citizens and faith-based advocacy organizations, announced that the APA has petitioned the EPA to prepare a full analysis of the effect that increased energy prices and job losses stemming from EPA’s Mercury and Air Toxics (MATS) Rule and other power plant regulations will have on low-income and minority populations.
INNIS: Seeing red over green activism
Protectionists hurt low-income consumers by favoring expensive paper products
Niger Innis published August 03, 2011
Pity the poor American consumer. If he is even fortunate enough to have a job in this weak economy, his purchasing power is eroded by steadily rising food and health care prices. Wages are stagnant, and at the same time, policymakers in Washington are taking a breather from the long-term budget fight that is doing little to help American consumers.
BLITZER’S BLOG: Hunger in America growing
at staggering pace
Wolf Blitzer (CNN) published August 04, 2011
It’s hard to believe, but one in seven Americans – 15% of the country – now need government-provided food stamps simply to survive.
What's Really Killing Carbon Capture and Storage?
Paul Driessen published in Town Hall, July 31, 2011
Carbon capture and storage could ensure abundant electricity from coal, while cutting the CO2 emissions “responsible for climate change.” Yet, barely two years after “a sense of determination and common cause” inspired the Obama Energy Department to launch CCS projects, industry is “pulling the plug.”
NAACP and EPA inflict heat prostration and death
This kind of “environmental justice” we can do without
Niger Innis and Bishop Harry Jackson, Jr. published August 01, 2011
From New York, Washington and Atlanta to Chicago, St. Louis and Dallas, America is baking in a furnace. As millions swelter and gasp, they thank their lucky stars for air-conditioned cars, homes, offices and other places of refuge. And for the reliable, affordable electricity that makes AC possible.
Are new environmental laws and regulations worth the gamble?
Energy Makes America Great, Inc. - Marita Noon published July 27, 2011
The local utility company had just released their report outlining how they'd meet the state's Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS), passed by the legislators back in 2007. I posted the following on my Facebook page: "New Mexico Utility Company report outlining future energy plans = more expensive electricity facing all states with RPS." A long series of posts followed including this one from Steve: "The sky is WAY too clean! Let's get some Los Angeles-style haze going on. And our water? Way too clean... let's dump battery acid in it! There's not enough lung cancer in NM to support our private cancer clinics - let's get some air pollution in this mother! If you want to live where you can see the sun and breathe the air, it might have to cost a little more."
The economic downturn has erased the gains made by the black middle class over the last 30 years as the unemployment rate of blacks with a four-year college degree has skyrocketed, according to a new study by the National Urban League Policy Institute released Wednesday.
The study said that the unemployment rate for blacks with a four-year college degree has tripled from 1992 while overall black unemployment levels are nearing 1982 levels when it was close to 20 percent.
The unemployment rate for blacks with a four-year college degree was 6.5 percent in 2010 compared to 2.9 percent of whites with college degrees, the study said.