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Spotlight 476: Natural Gas

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Key Facts 

  • The top priority for electricity policy in North Carolina is keeping consumers’ costs as low as possible.
  • Thanks to technological advances in natural gas exploration, falling prices for natural gas have caused actual reductions in consumer electricity rates.
  • Gas-fired power plants are far more efficient and far less expensive than solar and wind plants.
  • Gas-fired electricity production is responsible for actual lowering of CO2, SO2, and NOx emissions.


Spotlight 476 Natural Gas

Jon Sanders is an economist studying state regulations, that spreading kudzu of invasive government and unintended consequences. Serving as Senior Fellow of Regulatory Studies and also Research Editor at the John Locke Foundation, Jon gets in the weeds of all… ...

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