Affordability Matters Blog
Red tape. Aggressive agendas. Bureaucracy. Get the latest news about what's threatening your access to affordable electricity.
In April, we posted some surprisingly positive news: the Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act of 2013 – a bill that encourages the development of small hydropower projects – had passed the typically divided U.S.
Name: Jay R.
Hometown: Colorado Springs, CO
Occupation: Computer security analyst
Why I support Keep Electricity Affordable: “Electricity needs and associated equipment needs should be addressed locally, not by politicians in Denver. Local residents know their power needs and what they can afford. We do not need unfunded mandates dictating power policies.”
The one thing that requires electricity that I can't live without: Life support equipment
My favorite movie, book or TV show is: John Carter, Warlord of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Name: Brian D.
Hometown: Casper, WY
Occupation: Oil and gas company
Why I support Keep Electricity Affordable: “I don’t want to pay more for utilities unnecessarily.”
The one thing that requires electricity that I can't live without: Lights
Favorite movie, book or TV show: Lights Out, a book by David Crawford. The book explores what would happen if we lost electricity or experienced an Electro-Magnetic Pulse (EMP).
Imagine you take a picture of your vegetable garden with a smart phone and want to email it to your next-door neighbor. That photo doesn’t travel through some magical ether. For its seemingly short trip across your lawn and picket fence, the photo might actually venture around the world through countless miles of cable and servers before appearing a moment later and a few hundred feet away. This transmission requires a massive, tangible infrastructure of power-hungry data centers.