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Fri Jul 13, 2018, 12:09 AM

Energy Commission Moves To Force Electricity Costs Up, Air Quality Down

Plan Calls for You to Pay as Much for Clean Solar and Wind Power as You Pay for Filthy Coal

By Sarah Okeson

The wind and the sun may be free, but Trump’s energy regulators want you to pay the same price – or more – for clean energy than what we pay for electricity from our country’s aging, dirty coal-fired power plants.

The Republican-dominated Federal Energy Regulatory Commission gave states and utilities just 60 days to weigh in on how to do this in nation’s largest wholesale electricity market serving 65 million customers in 13 states and the District of Columbia.

“We’ve never seen this kind of federal intrusion in the energy industries,” said energy consultant Rob Gramlich.

The proposed changes could cost consumers billions of dollars more. One estimate for a narrower proposal said it could cost utility users $14 billion to $24.6 billion roughly over the next 10 years. That’s between $216 to $379 for each of the 65 million people served.

https://www.dcreport.org/2018/07/12/energy-commission-moves-to-force-electricity-costs-up-air-quality-down/

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Trump has appointed four regulators, Democrat Richard Glick, and three Republicans, Kevin McIntyre, Neil Chatterjee and Robert Powelson. Those Republicans voted for a plan that would in effect have taxpayers paying twice for clean energy, once for state subsidies and a second time at auctions to guarantee that power is available at times of peak demand.



Think about this paying for something that is free twice:

"Those Republicans voted for a plan that would in effect have taxpayers paying twice for clean energy, once for state subsidies and a second time at auctions to guarantee that power is available at times of peak demand."

In other words kill the clean energy market of competition........................

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