Video: NRECA CEO Jim Matheson Highlights Looming Reliability Challenges

As threats to reliable electricity in America grow, NRECA CEO Jim Matheson sat down with Fox News’ Bret Baier on Thursday to discuss the issue. 

“What’s going on in this country right now is demand for electricity is growing, which is a good thing. The economy is growing, but we’re shutting down power plants, and we’re not replacing it with any capacity. So, at some point, that basic relationship starts to get in trouble,” Matheson said.  

As the demand for electricity grows and the available supply dwindles, Matheson says there’s a need for policymakers to stop making the problem worse. 

“When you find yourself in a hole, stop digging,” Matheson said. “We got to take the shovel away from the EPA.”

Watch the full conversation below: