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Data: IEA, Energy Prices and Taxes, 3rd Quarter 2018; Note: The prices shown reflect U.S. dollars per megawatt-hour using "purchasing power parities," which is a rate of currency conversion that equalizes the purchasing power to buy the same amount of goods and services in different countries; Chart: Naema Ahmed/Axios 

The prices people pay to power their homes vary widely depending on government policies and the type of power, according to the International Energy Agency.

The big picture: Western European nations are saddled with the highest electricity prices in the world due to high fees and taxes. Other countries, such as the U.S., are far lower — partly because of lower taxes. Middle Eastern nations, which aren’t represented on this chart because most don’t have complete data with the IEA, have even lower prices because many of them subsidize electricity prices for their citizens

Go deeper: See how much you pay for electricity compared to rest of America

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Scoop: FDA chief called to West Wing

Stephen Hahn. Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images

White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows has summoned FDA commissioner Stephen Hahn to the West Wing for a 9:30am meeting Tuesday to explain why he hasn't moved faster to approve the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine, two senior administration officials told Axios.

Why it matters: The meeting is shaping up to be tense, with Hahn using what the White House will likely view as kamikaze language in a preemptive statement to Axios: "Let me be clear — our career scientists have to make the decision and they will take the time that’s needed to make the right call on this important decision."

Scoop: Schumer's regrets

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Chuck Schumer told party donors during recent calls that the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the fact that Cal Cunningham "couldn't keep his zipper up" crushed Democrats' chances of regaining the Senate, sources with direct knowledge of the conversations tell Axios.

Why it matters: Democrats are hoping for a 50-50 split by winning two upcoming special elections in Georgia. But their best chance for an outright Senate majority ended when Cunningham lost in North Carolina and Sen. Susan Collins won in Maine.

Trump's coronavirus adviser Scott Atlas resigns

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Scott Atlas, a controversial member of the White House coronavirus task force, handed in his resignation on Monday, according to three administration officials who discussed Atlas' resignation with Axios.

Why it matters: President Trump brought in Atlas as a counterpoint to NIAID director Anthony Fauci, whose warnings about the pandemic were dismissed by the Trump administration. With Trump now fixated on election fraud conspiracy theories, Atlas' detail comes to a natural end.