Industries & Issues: Energy
Competition policy has an important but challenging role to play in promoting the energy policy goal of leveling the playing field for lower-carbon, more efficient fuels and technological innovation. Massive restructuring in both tshe electricity and petroleum industries emphasizes the importance of rigorous merger review and good market design in paving the way for a shift in the energy equilibrium in the U.S. The AAI believes both traditional energy markets and more novel markets for emissions allowances can all benefit tremendously from the principles of competition and recognizes that in energy, competition and regulation should play complementary roles. For an overview of AAI's positions, read the Energy chapter from AAI's report "The Next Antitrust Agenda."