Often, the people who are in charge of electricity generation and distribution aspire to lower the cost of electric power. But they tend to find it difficult to do so (in a significant way). There are, as it turns out, two things that make it hard to reduce the cost of electricity significantly.
The first thing that makes it hard to reduce the cost of electricity significantly is the fact that the cheaper sources of electricity tend to be less friendly to the environment.
The second thing that makes it hard to reduce the cost of electricity significantly is the fact that there are vested interests in the power industry. To put it bluntly, there are people who benefit when the cost of power is high. These tend to be highly influential individuals. So a lobbyist in that group of people, upon hearing about plans to reduce the cost of electricity, only needs to go his or her Gmail (www.gmail.com) account, and proceed to log in to Gmail. He or she then sends an email or two, and for what appears to be an ‘inexplicable reason’ to the rest of us mere mortals, the plans that were in place to reduce the cost of electricity are shelved indefinitely!