Overcoming policy hurdles requires all of us to do our part.
Keep Electricity Affordable periodically highlights unwise potential government mandates that could raise the price of electricity – and how rate hikes could hurt families, schools, farms and other small businesses.
But it’s worth remembering that – as our name makes clear – electricity remains relatively affordable considering all it does to enhance our lives. (So let’s keep working together to make sure it stays that way!)
Nobody likes an increase in the electricity bill but this graphic provides some perspective:
The newly proposed “Clean Power Plan” from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) would limit fuel options and put an unnecessary and burdensome mandate on America’s power plants – while holding states responsible for the complex, expensive and impractical implementation of the regulations.
You may be familiar with the drill: First, government regulators announce new mandates on power production. Then proponents and critics of the new rules debate the potential impact on how much consumers pay for electricity – often coming to very different conclusions.
It may be hard to decide who to believe.
But there’s much less room for debate when we can see the impacts on electricity bills that consumers are receiving today.
How does your state compare to the rest of the country when it comes to your energy bill?
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.