Today, Consumer Energy Alliance submitted comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on the Proposed Guidelines for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Existing Electric Power Plants. CEA believes these draft regulations could dramatically increase electricity prices for consumers and do not guarantee enough time to ensure adequate power supplies from low and no carbon sources. In order to avoid these potential problems, CEA outlined some of its concerns with the proposed rule and suggested changes that could better protect rates and ensure electricity remain reliable for our nation’s families, farms, factories and businesses.
Consumers across the country have also made their voices heard when it comes to these proposed guidelines. In addition to CEA’s letter, nearly 1,500 individual consumer-advocates responded to CEA’s Call to Action by signing their own letter to the EPA expressing concerns regarding the affordability and reliability of electricity.