Ensuring Resilient and Efficient Electricity Generation
September 18, 2017
Today, America’s diverse energy resources are providing abundant, reliable and affordable electricity that is critical to our economy and national security.
But that is at risk, thanks to subsidies, mandates and market conditions which are jeopardizing some of America’s most reliable and resilient electricity resources. A new study we sponsored conducted by IHS Markit, a respected research firm, quantifies just how important maintaining all of America’s electricity resources—coal, natural gas, nuclear and renewables—is for our economy.
The U.S. Department of Energy found that a diverse set of resources is vital for our security and our economic future, and to keeping the lights on 24/7. Thanks to this new IHS Markit study, we can now see the employment and economic costs of abandoning our diverse electricity mix.