Americans Face Energy Shortage This Winter

Americans Face Energy Shortage This Winter

November 8, 2023

Millions of Americans in New England are facing the threat of a very cold winter due to heat and power shortages. The Everett Marine Terminal which handles 99% of all U.S. imports of liquefied natural gas (LNG), could shut down in 2024. In a joint statement the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), are warning that without the Everett Marine Terminal, the costs of energy will skyrocket and there is potential for shortages.

Fox News reports, 

“Although there was evidence that the retirement of Everett would be ‘manageable’ for the electric system, at least in the near-term, given anticipated new resource deployments and transmission development, minimal load growth, limited resource retirements, and increased reliance on non-natural gas generators, the evidence indicates that, should those expectations not materialize as anticipated, ensuring reliability and affordability could become challenging in the face of a significant winter event,”’ FERC and NERC said. “As discussions regarding the future of Everett continue, we encourage all parties to keep reliability and affordability at the center of those negotiations,” they continued. “With respect to the natural gas system, we recognize that the reliability needs turn, at least for the foreseeable future, largely on facilities subject to the New England states’ jurisdiction.”’

New England in the winter is not a place to be without access to reliable and affordable heat.  The energy industry has been sounding the alarm on energy shortages for the past year. The eco-left has chosen to ignore these warnings, and now Americans will feel the pain this winter with sky-high prices and potentially deadly situations.