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New Report Demonstrates the Value of Our Diverse Energy Mix

By Heath Knakmuhs

Imagine a place where your light switch doesn’t always work, your air conditioning isn’t always available, and you can’t always cook in your oven.  And, to add insult to injury, you are paying more for your electricity than you do today.

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Global Energy Institute Co-sponsored Study that Quantifies Costs of Less Diverse System

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last month, a study from the U.S. Department of Energy on America’s electricity grid found that a balanced and diverse set of resources was vital to our economy and our security. 

Letters
TO THE MEMBERS OF THE UNITED STATES SENATE:  
 
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce commends the Senate Armed Services Committee for developing a strong, bipartisan bill that accomplishes a range of budget and policy objectives that would enhance the ability of the nation’s defense industrial base to support U.S. national security interests while remaining competitive at home and abroad.  
 
 The Chamber urges you to consider the following recommendations as you take up H.R. 2810, the “National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018.” 
Letters
Honorable Greg Walden
Chairman
House Energy and Commerce Committee
Washington, DC 20515
 
The Honorable Frank Pallone
Ranking Member
House Energy and Commerce Committee
Washington, DC 20515
 
The Honorable Fred Upton
Chairman
House Energy Subcommittee
House Energy and Commerce Committee
Washington, DC 20515
 
The Honorable Bobby Rush
Ranking Member
House Energy Subcommittee
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By Dan Byer

Fairly or not, few regions of the United States are more associated with deep and longstanding poverty as Appalachia. Poor infrastructure and relative geographic isolation have always placed the region at a disadvantage, and decades of various economic development efforts have yielded only slow and spotty progress. And in the last decade, the Great Recession, War on Coal and emergent opioid crisis have combined to impose disproportionately harsh burdens on the communities of Appalachia.

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