Obama’s fulfilled promise of electric rates skyrocketing オバマ大統領は電気料金急上昇の公約を守った
Obama’s fulfilled promise of electric rates skyrocketing
President Obama is often faulted, rightly so, for not keeping his campaign promises. That can be a good thing, because one of the few pledges he has kept makes us poorer with every flip of the light switch.
Mr. Obama outlined his anti-carbon dioxide scheme to The San Francisco Chronicle in 2008: “Under my plan of a cap-and-trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket.” He explained, with a certain glee, that power plants that use an affordable fuel, such as coal or natural gas, will have to install expensive new equipment to comply with unattainable standards. “That will cost money,” he said. “They will pass that [cost] on to consumers.” It’s happening.