Expert: Reversing Clean Power Plan about ‘keeping the lights on’ for economy reports on the Clean Power Plan and discusses the issue with CEI's Gregory Conko and Myron Ebell. 

“Clean power alone will add billions if not tens of billions of costs to individual consumers and the American economy,” said Gregory Conko, executive director of the Competitive Enterprise Institute.

Myron Ebell, CEI’s director of the Center for Energy and Enviroment released a state-by-state comparison showing Colorado’s 9.49 cents per kilowatt hour is lower than the national average of 10.11 cents. But he said California, which has extensive power plant regulation and has consumers paying 15.11 cents, is a warning for the rest of the country if the Clean Power Plan is instituted.

“This is about keeping the lights on for America’s economy, for Colorado’s economy,” he said, adding any additional costs for energy will take away consumer purchasing power for other goods.

Conko said the rules, if fully applied, would reduce global warming only .002 of a degree over the next 100 years.

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