Quick implementation of energy laws impacting utility prices
US Senator Roy Blunt of Missouri says clean energy reform is being implemented too fast.
“Solar power works, water power works, wind power works. What doesn’t work is if you try to get there too quickly.”
During a press conference at the Missouri State Fair, Blunt says if clean energy resources were phased in properly over the next 30 years, there wouldn’t be as much impact on utility bills and local co-ops.
“If you phase it in over the next, say seven years, it will have an incredible devastating impact on job opportunities, our economy, and on families. We are seeing some of that impact already.”
He says the federal government needs to pause and consider the broad and immediate economic impacts of new energy policies.