BATON ROUGE – Consumer Energy Alliance, the leading consumer advocate focused on the impacts energy policy has on families, small businesses, and consumers, applauds the Louisiana Legislature and Governor Jeff Landry for passing and enacting House Bill 515, which preserves consumer choice and supports an “all of the above” approach to energy that empowers consumers to make rational and informed decisions about their energy usage.

“Across the country, we have witnessed irresponsible policies put forth by state governments that would have the unfortunate consequences of increasing prices and harming reliability while failing to achieve environmental goals,” CEA Gulf Coast Deputy Director Shawn Waldron said. “It is simply not feasible nor practical to prohibit consumers from choosing what they drive by engine type. Policies that limit consumer choice do little to achieve the environmental progress we all desire. Furthermore, policies that force consumers to choose one vehicle type over another places an unnecessary strain on manufacturers, electricity grids, and car dealerships – many of whom are small businesses that cannot afford the upgrade costs of $100,000 to $1 million just to sell electric vehicles to a consumer who may not want them.”

Through Louisiana’s passage and enactment of HB515, the state is preserving the right of an individual consumer to choose the vehicle type that best suits their needs and preferences while continuing to support manufacturers and small businesses that rely on predictable and non-restrictive automotive policies that advance affordable and reliable energy.


About Consumer Energy Alliance
Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA) is the leading voice for sensible energy and environmental policies for consumers, bringing together families, farmers, small businesses, distributors, producers, and manufacturers to support America’s environmentally sustainable energy future. With more than 550,000 members nationwide, we’re committed to leading the nation’s dialogue around energy, its critical role in the economy, and how it supports the vital supply chains for the families and businesses that depend on them. CEA works daily to encourage communities across the nation to seek sensible, realistic, and environmentally responsible solutions to meet our nation’s energy needs.

Bryson Hull
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