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Red tape. Aggressive agendas. Bureaucracy. Get the latest news about what's threatening your access to affordable electricity.

New mandates have real consequences on electricity prices

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.

Hearings across nation spark debate on EPA regulations

The debate over the future of U.S. electricity generation was on full display this week at Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hearings in Atlanta, Denver, Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C.. The focus of these public hearings? The EPA’s proposed Clean Power Plan that could radically alter the way electricity is generated by utilities and used and paid for by consumers nationwide.

EPA Proposes Rules to Reduce CO2

On June 2, 2014, the administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Gina McCarthy, formally announced the issuance of new rules that will significantly impact how electricity is generated in the United States. Whether you support or oppose the proposed rules for existing plants, they represent one of the most significant shifts in energy policy that has occurred in this country in decades.

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