A breakdown of energy prices throughout the country, this report demonstrates the relationship between high energy costs and big government policies.
New to the Energy Affordability Report, 3rd edition is an expanded look at diesel fuel. Powering 75% of all farm equipment, 97% of the nation’s large cargo trucks, and more than 2 billion tons of cargo being shipped to and from America’s shores, diesel fuel prices impact nearly every section of the American economy.
Once again, the report also looks at electricity and gasoline, which are essential for success in virtually every aspect of our daily lives. But their prices vary greatly across the 50 states. These differences are often linked to the varying policy approaches by states as they balance the needs of consumers with the push to tackle the environmental challenges of today.
Some states rely on free market principles and innovation to limit manmade emissions into the atmosphere, while others use a more heavy-handed approach by implementing of standards, enacting mandates and pricing schemes that benefit specific types of technologies.