Energy is cheap in the United States, but while it has created a comfortable lifestyle, it is not a sustainable one.

Energy prices are so low in the United States because subsidies hide the true costs of fuels. “We have, by some accounts, 250 different subsidies that apply to traditional energy sources that help hold costs down,” says #b#Stephen Morgan#/b#, CEO of American Clean Energy in Saddle Brook.

Morgan is part of a New Jersey Technology Council panel on “What’s Next in Federal Energy Policy?” on Wednesday, July 21, at 4 p.m. at Weiser LLP in Edison. Other panelists are Christine Bator, adjunct professor at Rutgers School of Law and former Board of Public Utilities Commissioner, and Laurent Paty, director of customer programs and market development for Petra Solar. Cost: $70. Visit njtc.org.

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