Affordability Matters Blog

Red tape. Aggressive agendas. Bureaucracy. Get the latest news about what's threatening your access to affordable electricity.

The new ozone rules proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are on track to be the most expensive regulations in history. Act now to stop these regulations from affecting your state.

The FutureGen project has been working to build a coal-fired power plant in central Illinois that captures carbon and pumps it underground. But yesterday, it was announced that the U.S. Department of Energy will no longer fund the project, effectively shutting it down. 

As the newly-elected and reelected governors of Nebraska, Colorado, New Mexico and Wyoming set their term agendas, now is the time to let them know how important affordable electricity is to our way of life in the West.

In June, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced new rules that will significantly impact how electricity is generated in the United States. The “Clean Power Plan” seeks to reduce the carbon dioxide coming from existing U.S. power plants significantly by 2030, but fails to consider the implication of such an aggressive mandate on the cost of electricity or the importance of its reliability. 

Just as the economy is getting back on track, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing a mandate that threatens to derail it.

The “Clean Power Plan” would put manufacturers, farms and small businesses in danger of closing their doors due to rising energy prices – putting jobs in the West at risk.

Tens of thousands of consumers across the West already have spoken out against proposed rules by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that would produce big electricity price increases while offering miniscule benefits.

Keep Electricity Affordable, a not-for-profit organization with more than 100,000 supporters, has been gathering comments from people like you about the EPA’s proposed Clean Power Plan, which would result in double-digit electricity price increases for consumers while having virtually no impact on climate change.