In Europe, electricity prices are skyrocketing as government mandates force utilities to use inefficient sources like wind and solar to create power, and as other mandates force those utilities away from coal.
At home, New York and California have used state environmental regulations to achieve the same end, with the same result. Californians today face an average electricity price 45 percent above the national average while states that continue to rely on coal to produce electricity generally pay 30 percent less for electricity than do neighbors using mostly other fuels.
All of this evidence should be setting of a chorus of alarm bells at the Environmental Protection Agency headquarters in Washington, DC.
Instead, the agency’s unelected regulators are pushing forward with new regulations that will take abundant and affordable coal off the menu of fuels that American utilities use to generate electricity.
It is time for Congress to jump in front of the agency and demand a sane, reasonable course for environmental policy.