Raise Your Voice and Help Protect Affordable Energy
September 22, 2015
For more than a year, the America’s Power Share Your Story initiative has allowed us to hear what affordable coal-based electricity means to hundreds of Americans. From a family of four in Missouri, to a small business owner in Ohio, to a single mother in Florida, people across the country have told us about the positive impact low-cost electricity has on their lives, families and communities.
A recent submission from Coleman of West Virginia really hit home with me and seemed to perfectly capture why affordable energy plays such a critical role in our daily lives:
“I look around this room. Is there anything I see that has not been created, sustained, or delivered without the benefit of cheap available energy?”
Coleman’s story prompted me to take a look at look at my surroundings. The food I’m eating, the clothes I’m wearing, the chair beneath me, the lights above my head – nearly everything around me is made possible through affordable power and the related positive effects it has on our society.
As you go through your daily routine today, I challenge you to look around and think “would this be possible without affordable energy?” In nearly every instance of modern life, the answer is no. Low-cost electricity from coal not only helps keep the modern conveniences we enjoy affordable – it is one of the very reasons our nation has become the advanced economic leader we are today.
Take a moment to think about what affordable power means to you and consider sharing your thoughts with us. We want to hear your story, because it’s the voices of people like you who can help make sure affordable electricity from coal continues to be one of the greatest advantages of American life.