The Good and Bad Approaches to Affordable Energy Policy
Publication Date: May 2008
Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)
Author(s): Ben Lieberman
Keywords: consumers; Energy and environment; energy; prices
Coverage: United States
Good energy policy is easy to distinguish from bad energy policy: Good policy leads to more supplies of affordable energy, and bad policy leads to less. The recently rejected American Energy Production Act of 2008 (S. 2958), sponsored by Senator Mitch McConnell R-KY), sought for the most part to make it easier to access domestic energy supplies by undoing past constraints, including restrictions on domestic oil production.