When a lack of common sense has a real impact on the precious dollars and cents of electricity consumers, it's time to take a stand. That's why we're calling on Keep Electricity Affordable supporters to send a strong message to the Environmental Protection Agency: Enough is enough. Together we can make sure that consumers' voices are heard.
On Thursday, March 6, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Electricity Security and Affordability Act by a bipartisan vote of 229 to 183. The bill, HR 3826, would require the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to set a more reasonable path forward for regulative power plant emissions.
Now is the time to contact policymakers in support of H.R. 2218 to ensure an effective, sensible and science-based approach to regulating the byproducts of electricity generation.
One of the most frequently quoted expressions in the western United States claims that “Whiskey is for drinking and water is for fighting over.” But as contentious as water policy can sometimes be, the liquid so critical to life and economic vitality can occasionally serve as a topic of remarkable agreement as well.
By Keven J. Groenewold
Consumers are adding more plugged-in devices daily, and are paying more for their convenience. The average annual residential electric bill has soared $263 since 2005, with electricity use outpacing efficiency efforts. Despite the rescent recession, U.S. homes on average used an additional 50 kilowatt-hours (kWh) every month between 2009 and 2010; retail electricity sales rose 4.4 percent.
A new study from a national energy organization underscores something that we at Keep Electricity Affordable already know: Ill-conceived and politically-motivated government regulations cost jobs and hurt American families.