The Consumer-Last Energy Bill

A Critical Look at the Consumer-First Energy Act of 2008

Full Document Available in PDF

The Consumer-First Energy Act of 2008 (S.2991), intended to address the energy crisis, fails to achieve its stated purpose. While it contains a few good ideas, it fails to implement those properly, and contains some very bad ideas that would make the nation’s energy situation worse. The legislation relies on a failed command-and-control model, when liberalization would achieve much better results.