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Bad Climate Policy and its Real-World Effects Explained (Guest: David Stevenson)

August 10, 2021

Climate policies in New England and other Mid-Atlantic states have dramatically increased energy prices while doing nothing to help the environment.

The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), the Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI), Delaware River Basin Commission policies, among other regional energy and climate policies have increased energy prices in the Northeast dramatically. The higher energy prices led to a loss of businesses and population. More, the climate policies have done nothing to help the environment.

David Stevenson and the Caesar Rodney Institute are fighting to prevent the spread of bad energy policies, such as Pennsylvania joining RGGI and any other states joining TCI, by demonstrating the high costs and limited benefits of the policies. They are bad for home and business owners, bad for industry, and, ultimately, bad for the environment as well.

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H. Sterling Burnett, Ph.D., is a Heartland senior fellow on environmental policy and the managing editor of Environment & Climate News.
hsburnett@heartland.org
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David T. Stevenson is the Director of the Center for Energy Competitiveness for the Caesar Rodney Institute.
DavidStevenson@caesarrodney.org