Energy and Poverty

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from TPPF,

What to Know: Municipal natural gas bans in California are making the state’s poverty problems worse.

The TPPF Take: Costly climate change programs, such as bans on inexpensive natural gas, hurt the poor the most.

“Reliable, affordable energy has the power to lift people from poverty,” says TPPF’s Katie Tahuahua. “Making that energy less accessible is a disservice to both the less fortunate and to the environment. Paying more for energy doesn’t just mean a higher utility bill — those costs also balloon the price of essentially every transaction we could ever make.”

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