Report: Gov’t Policies Bigger Threat To The Electrical Grid Than Terrorist Attacks

What’s the biggest threat to the reliability of America’s electrical grid? It’s not terrorism, or solar flares. It’s actually federal and state government environmental policies, according to a new study.

Obama administration air and climate regulations, coupled with state policies to push green energy use are forcing 130 gigawatts of power to shut down in the coming years — enough to provide reliable power to 105 million Americans, says the free-market Institute for Energy Research.

“The single greatest emerging threat to reliable electricity in the U.S. does not come from natural disturbances or from human attacks,” writes Travis Fisher, an energy economist at IER.

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