Senator Tim Scott Blasts Energy Department Over New Power Standards

  • Scott, the ranking member of the Senate Banking Committee, wrote in a letter to Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm that the new policy will continue to “raise costs for families” seeking affordable homeownership opportunities in a constrained housing market.
  • He added that the standards are “overly broad, unduly burdensome, and undermine commonsense efforts to increase supply and assist families looking for affordable housing opportunities” even as they ask consumers to “bear the costs imposed by climate alarmists.”
  • Energy Department officials have meanwhile asserted that the final rule will save mobile home residents over time as they pay less for power.
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