Roy Matthews writes in The Wall Street Journal on the reason why heating prices are so high in New England.
- New Englanders have opposed the building of new energy infrastructure like pipelines for years.
- Because of Jones Act restrictions, the region’s lack of pipelines means that New England has to import oil and from areas like Africa which leads to increased costs and more emissions.
- New England has also failed to extend its current fleet of nuclear power plants or build new ones, despite the fact that nuclear energy is safe, reliable, and carbon-free.
- To lower costs for consumers and businesses, New England should increase its energy infrastructure and adopt an “all of the above” strategy.
Read the full article here.