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The American Public Favors Competitive Energy Markets – So Does the Environment

Chris Barnard writes for The American Institute for Economic Freedom about the economic and environmental benefits of competitive energy markets.

The C3 Take
  • A recent Morning Consult poll has found that 76% of U.S. adults are in favor of competitive energy markets.
  • Deregulated energy markets, which allow for consumer choice, have been shown to be less carbon-emitting than more regulated energy markets.
  • With robust public support and vast environmental and economic benefits, policymakers should look for more ways to increase competition among energy markets.

“Market competition is how the United States has established itself as a leader in so many different areas. With public opinion lining up with the practical advantages of competitive energy markets, deregulating energy markets and promoting competition among energy sources and producers is a no-brainer – both for consumers and the planet.”

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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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