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Brydon Ross: Unnecessary Costs of Energy

July 26, 2017

Brydon Ross of the Consumer Energy Alliance joins research fellow Isaac Orr to discuss the unnnecessary expenses increasing your energy bill.

In this edition of The Heartland Daily Podcast, Brydon Ross of the Consumer Energy Alliance joins research fellow Isaac Orr to discuss a range of issues that are making electricity unnecessarily expensive. Among the chief culprits are a lack of natural gas pipelines to deliver gas to power plants in the midwest, the premature retirement of coal and nuclear power plants, and renewable energy mandates.

Some of the challenges limiting the expansion of gas pipelines are the result of vacancies on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). These vacancies have deprived the agency of the quorum needed to review and approve new pipeline routes and construction as appropriate.

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Environment Energy
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Energy: Coal
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Isaac Orr is a research fellow for energy and environment policy at The Heartland Institute. Orr is a speaker, researcher, and writer specializing in hydraulic fracturing, frac sand mining, agricultural, and environmental policy issues.
iorr@heartland.org