Memorial Day weekend heralded the start of summer travel season and everyone wants to see gas prices drop. But the dirty little secret behind America’s energy prices are the concealed costs. Not the price we pay at the pump or what shows up on the electric bill, but the less obvious costs of our energy choices on health, the environment, and national security.
Michael Greenstone, director of the Hamilton Project at Brookings, answered questions on June 15 about the true costs of energy in a live web chat moderated by POLITICO.
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[On the possibility of ongoing secret negotiations between the U.S. and North Korea] I am always wondering if my chain is being yanked. It could also mean Kim is trying to undermine Moon, who positions himself as a broker between the U.S. and North Korea. These two potential explanations are not mutually exclusive.