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It's electricity, not energy, that matters during blizzard
A Christmas Day snowstorm creates whiteout conditions in Boston. Photo: Dina Rudick / The Boston Globe via Getty Images

With a winter storm barreling down the East Coast, representatives from almost every type of energy source are seizing the opportunity to tout how superior their fuel is to America's electricity supply.

The bottom line: It's a classic, ugly political move: Never let a crisis go to waste. Millions of Americans hunkering down to weather a winter storm are worried about if their electricity goes out, not what particular energy is actually fueling their electricity. It's a simple point lost amid the lobbying and messaging battles that so often dominate Washington.