Don’t Monkey with Affordable Electricity

May 2, 2012

Maria Tworek’s bar, the Brass Monkey Sports Bar in Omaha, NE, like every other small business, relies on electricity. As she puts it, if their coolers aren’t keeping the beer cold “we don’t make money. We have no business.”

Maria’s family-owned bar depends on affordable, reliable electricity. Unfortunately electricity prices for American families have almost doubled in the last ten years. The administration’s war on coal—the “Blackout Rule” and new greenhouse gas rules targeting coal-fired power plants—means fewer sources of electricity and higher rates for hard-working families.

And I thought the administration was for an “all-of-the-above” energy strategy. I guess I heard wrong.

[via America’s Power’s Behind the Plug blog]

Subscribe for Updates

Email:
First Name:
Last Name:
Frequency
 Daily   Weekly

Trending Now

Could an M.I.T. Startup’s Liquid Metal Batteries Save the U.S. Electric Grid?

3,164 views

#90SecondsWith: AOL Co-founder Steve Case

2,447 views

Led by Co-Founder & CEO Jake Schwartz, General Assembly Hits its Stride Teaching 21st Century Skills

1,870 views
The Challenge Cup: Follow the Global Tournament

Join the Discussion