As the leading organization representing the energy industry, we are committed to advancing the interests of our members and promoting sustainable development in the energy sector.
Our advocacy efforts are focused on shaping the policy and regulatory environment in a way that supports the growth and success of our members, while also taking into account the needs of consumers and the broader community.
On this page, you will find information about our advocacy priorities and the ways in which we are working to influence the direction of the energy industry.
- Support for locally-owned businesses: The ESA advocates for policies that support the growth and success of locally-owned businesses in the energy sector. This could include initiatives such as tax breaks or grants for small businesses, or measures to level the playing field for smaller companies competing against larger corporations. Supporting locally-owned businesses can benefit the energy sector by fostering a more diverse and vibrant industry.
- Modernization of the grid: Advocate for policies that support the modernization of the electricity grid, including the adoption of advanced technologies such as smart meters and advanced distribution management systems. Modernizing the grid can benefit the energy sector by improving the efficiency and reliability of the electricity system, and by enabling the integration of renewable energy sources.
- Consumer protections: The ESA might advocate for policies that protect the rights and interests of energy consumers, such as measures to ensure fair pricing or protect against fraud or abuse. Advocating for consumer protections can benefit the energy sector by building trust and confidence in the industry.
- The Future of Energy: Promote the role of the energy sector in the transition to a low-carbon economy, and support the development of cleaner and more efficient technologies. This could include initiatives such as supporting the development of technologies that capture and store carbon dioxide emissions or promoting the use of renewable energy sources.
- Economic Benefits: Promote the economic benefits of the energy sector, such as job creation and tax revenues. This could include initiatives such as promoting the use of domestic energy resources or supporting the expansion of energy infrastructure.
- Environmental Stewardship: Advocate for responsible resource development in the energy sector, including measures to minimize the environmental impacts of extraction and transportation. This could include initiatives such as requiring energy companies to disclose the chemicals they use in their operations or establishing stricter regulations for energy infrastructure projects.
- Innovation: Support technological innovation in the energy sector, such as technologies that improve efficiency or reduce emissions. This could include initiatives such as providing funding for research and development or offering tax credits for companies that invest in new technologies.