Jo Ann Emerson, CEO of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA), welcomed the U.S. House of Representatives passing the Electricity Security and Affordability Act, H.R. 3826.
“It’s common sense to have regulations based on current and available technology rather than undeveloped technologies that do not yet exist commercially. That’s why electric cooperatives welcome this bipartisan legislation to replace the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed rule for new power plants with a reasonable standard based on existing technology. We urge the Senate to act quickly on this important legislation to avoid unnecessary and onerous increases in electric bills for Americans,” Emerson said.
The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association is the national service organization that represents the nation’s more than 900 private, not-for-profit, consumer-owned electric cooperatives, which provide service to 42 million people in 47 states.