But the Clean Power Plan and other federal environmental policies only accelerate changes already in motion. Natural gas prices are at an all-time low, coal companies are going bankrupt and the cost of solar and wind energy has dropped dramatically in the last decade.
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Is a policy analyst for TCAP, a coalition of cities and other political subdivisions that purchase electricity in the deregulated market for their own governmental use. Because high energy costs can impact municipal budgets and the ability to fund essential services, TCAP, as part of its mission, actively promotes affordable energy policies. High energy prices also place a burden on local businesses and home consumers.