What’s the biggest threat to the reliability of America’s electrical grid? It’s not terrorism or solar flares. It’s actually federal and state government environmental policies, according to a new study.
Obama administration air and climate regulations, coupled with state policies to push green energy use are forcing 130 gigawatts of power to shut down in the coming years — enough to provide reliable power to 105 million Americans, says the free-market Institute for Energy Research.
Writes Travis Fisher, an energy economist at IER:
The single greatest emerging threat to reliable electricity in the U.S. does not come from natural disturbances or from human attacks.
Rather, the host of bad policies now coming from the federal government — and, unfortunately, from many state governments — is creating far greater and more predictable problems with grid reliability.
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