The amount of energy available in the United States is higher than in other regions such as Europe. Therefore, the cost of energy consumption in the United States is more affordable compared to other countries. To ensure that energy is available for all Americans, the government has formulated policies that make energy as cheap and freely available as possible. The affordability and availability of energy have benefited Americans since there is increased income, improved living standards, and affordability of social activities.
Availability of energy has reduced production costs among the companies, thus better salaries among the Americans. Therefore, Americans have improved their living standards, and many live above the poverty line. The basic needs, including health care and education, are affordable in the United States (Tonn et al., 2021). Therefore, increased income has enabled Americans to access quality health care, better education, and live luxurious lives.
The social activities among Americans are cheap due to affordable and freely available energy. Theaters’ shows and transporting industry, trains, and motor vehicles, wholly depend on electrical energy. The theaters and transporting companies spend less on the purchase of electricity and energy fuels. Thus, the availability of energy has made entertainment and transportation services cheap in the United States. Therefore, affordable and freely available energy has improved social activities among Americans.
America has the cheapest and most freely available energy that has improved the lives of Americans. The production cost among the companies is reduced, therefore increasing income among the Americans. Also, the availability of energy has made entertainment and transportation services cheap for Americans. Therefore, the policy of cheap and freely available energy has benefited the livelihoods of Americans due to increased income and affordable social services.
Tonn, B., Hawkins, B., Rose, E., & Marincic, M. (2021). Income, housing, and health: Poverty in the United States through the prism of residential energy efficiency programs. Energy Research & Social Science, 73, 101945. Web.