The Partnership for a Better Energy Future is leading the business and industrial community in support of a unified strategy and message in response to the Administration’s greenhouse gas (GHG) regulatory agenda. This agenda is just underway and will ultimately extend to nearly every sector of the industrial economy, from refining to manufacturing to agriculture and mining. To this end, the Partnership’s fundamental mission is to ensure the continued availability of reliable and affordable energy for American families and businesses. For more information, visit www.betterenergyfuture.org.
As a follow-up to the Energy Institute’s map illustrating how the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) outreach on greenhouse gas rules is avoiding the ten states that obtain the largest percentage of their electric power from coal, we analyzed the prices of electricity in those ten states and compared them to the national average retail electricity price. Not surprisingly, the ten states that have the largest percentages of electricity generated from coal also benefit from lower electricity prices than the national average. This map shows those lower prices, while also identifying the EPA listening session locations that are being held entirely outside of these lower-cost states.