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Mucking Up America’s Competitive Electricity Markets

Mucking Up America’s Competitive Electricity Markets

By Paul Steidler

March 5th, 2020

America’s competitive electricity markets, coupled with sensible regulation, have helped ensure that the United States has abundant, reliable and affordable electricity. That system is today threatened by the Green New Deal and, more immediately, by actions that numerous states have taken. The result is a growing chasm between what consumers pay for electricity and what it should cost. Competitive markets are also important for gauging when new energy investments are needed. Lexington Institute’s Paul Steidler has written a commentary for InsideSources about this topic here.

The views and opinions expressed in this issue brief are those of the author.

Paul Steidler is a Senior Fellow of the Lexington Institute, who researches, studies, and discusses energy and logistics issues. Steidler has 15 years’ experience in the research, analysis, and public commentary on energy generation and transmission issues. His work and views have appeared in such outlets as The New York Times, Associated Press, Reuters, Bloomberg, Investor’s Business Daily and numerous other news outlets. Mr. Steidler is a magna cum laude graduate from Villanova University with a B.A. in Political Science and Honors. He resides in Reston, Virginia.