Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Those Electricity Prices? ObozoNomics!!!

Recently, a group of large Wisconsin industrials complained that Wisconsin's electricity prices were increasing, making Wisconsin less competitive.  They should look at Obozo and the supine (R) Congress, just as YOU should when you open your electric bill.

...“It is particularly troubling to note in a state whose economy is built on manufacturing that in 2015, not only did Wisconsin have the highest average industrial rate when compared to surrounding states, the Midwest and U.S. averages respectively, but the growth rate from 2001 to 2015 was the highest as well,” the groups said....

No surprise there.  Wisconsin utilities--like those in other States--are complying with the Obozo Green Weenies, whose wind-and-solar Unicorn Farts-dreams cost a helluvalot of money.  As you can see with the chart at this link, electricity prices have gone straight up during the regime of this President, except in States where natural gas is readily available (and in D.C., Maryland, and Delaware, by some strange co-incidence.)

A big chunk of those price increases is due to utilities building windmills; another is from utilities building new gas-fired plants or installing extremely expensive "scrubbing" equipment on their existing coal-fired plants.  Windmills are next-to-useless, of course.  As you can see in the chart, States which have large windmill installations ALSO have large electric-price increases.

“President Obama openly ran in 2008 on a platform of making electricity rates ‘skyrocket’ and bankrupting anyone who dared to build a coal plant in the United States,” Travis Fisher, an economist at the Institute for Energy Research, told The Daily Caller News Foundation. “Now, more than seven years into his presidency, it should come as no surprise that his efforts have taken a widespread toll in the form of higher electricity rates for nearly every state in the union.”...

What has the (R) Congress done about Obozo's Green-Weenie-Unicorn-Farts orders?


Thanks, boys.

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