A low-cost energy source that lowers rates and CO2 emissions, to boot

That would be natural gas. Because of technological change in natural gas exploration, our rates are falling, on net (offsetting increases owing to the REPS law):

Progress net rate change

Also falling: carbon dioxide emissions, as the federal Energy Information Administration has shown is mostly because of change to natural gas in electricity generation:

carbon emissions down by fracking EIA

But for some reason, a lobby effort styling itself “Conservatives for Clean Energy” wants to make people sound like they’d oppose it. Why is that?

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Jon Sanders studies regulatory policy, a veritable kudzu of invasive government and unintended consequences. As director of regulatory studies at the John Locke Foundation, Jo...

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