It may not have received as much attention as marquee Senate and House races, but energy was very much on the ballot in the 2018 midterms.
The Global Energy Institute just released a scorecard covering the results of some of the most significant ballot referendums on Election Day.
Even in places that are considered strongholds for environmental activists, a clear trend emerged—voters are reluctant to force government restrictions, mandates and taxes on our domestic energy resources.
The world is hungry for energy. The Department of Energy (DOE) projects that global energy consumption will increase nearly 30% between 2015 and 2040, driven primarily by developing countries seeking energy access to lift their populations out of poverty.