Study: Gov’t Policies Bigger Threat to the Electrical Grid than Terrorist Attacks

2

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.

Read more at LibertyUnyielding

Posting Policy
We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, vulgarity, profanity, all caps, or discourteous behavior. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain a courteous and useful public environment where we can engage in reasonable discourse. Read more.

Trending on Liberty Alliance

STAY IN THE LOOP
Don't miss a thing. Sign up for our email newsletter to become a Liberty Alliance insider.