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Europe’s Descending Into Climate Lockdowns. Will America Be Next?

Michael Bastasch writes in the Daily Signal about Europe’s climate lockdowns.

The C3 Take
  • Governments in Europe are imposing energy and water rationing policies.
  • In addition to being forced to use less energy, consumers will also likely face higher utility costs.
  • While Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is partially responsible, policies that have allowed mandates rather than markets to dictate Europe’s energy strategy is a primary culprit.
  • American leaders must learn from Europe’s energy mistakes and enact pro-consumer, pro-growth policies that allow the market to accelerate energy innovation.

“The U.K. is not only bracing for potential blackouts, but also for eye-popping electricity rates. Power bills are set to hit $5,000 a year, which, one group warned, will drive one-third of households into ‘fuel poverty.'”

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The views and opinions expressed are those of the author’s and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of C3.

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