Why do ill-conceived energy regulations and other bureaucratic red tape ultimately lead to greater electricity costs for consumers? As this thoughtful article in the Wyoming Business Report explains, utilities are striving to use a greater variety of energy sources while operating responsibly and ensuring a reliable supply of affordable energy – but it’s extremely difficult in an uncertain regulatory environment. 

Keeping electricity affordable is extra important for older Americans, an AARP report notes. Seniors 65 or older devote a significantly greater share of their spending to utilities than those under 50 years. And electricity accounts for the biggest chunk of the utility bills of those over 50. 

You’ve seen us on the web. Now look for us in your local newspaper or listen for us on the radio. Keep Electricity Affordable is turning up the volume on our message with an ad campaign that highlights how we all depend on affordable electricity – and why we can’t afford to take it for granted.

The newspaper and online ads depict a maze standing between a plug and a wall socket. “It shouldn’t be this hard to get affordable electricity,” the newspaper ad notes, adding: “We can’t have electricity caught in a maze of flawed regulations and mandates.”

When we first heard about NBC’s new show “Revolution” we were intrigued. “Revolution” follows a family struggling to reunite after every single piece of technology - computers, planes, cars, phones, even lights - has mysteriously blacked out forever.

Three million East Coast residents are learning firsthand how much they depend on electricity after damaging storms in late June cut a wide swath through an area extending from New Jersey to West Virginia. These compelling before and after photos from space paint a striking picture of the extent of the outages.

A recent Washington Post editorial spurred by the outrageous comments of a former Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) official provides a concise and eloquent reprimand to a federal agency that lately has acted too big for its taxpayer-funded britches.

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