Over the past two years natural gas prices are down 50 percent, but consumers’ electricity bills are up an average of 4 percent per kilowatt hour. In some states, like California, Massachusetts and New York, bills are up much more. It is time for states to explain why prices are so high and to lower prices. This is especially important to the poor and senior citizens. One in five American households goes without food or medicine at least once a year to stay warm in the winter or cool in the summer. The Lexington Institute’s Paul Steidler has written a commentary for RealClearEnergy about this topic here.
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