Animal’s Daily Energy Bills News

Gasoline.

How much have your energy bills gone up?  A lot?  I’m just going to leave this here.  Excerpt:

Across the country, energy prices continue to skyrocket under President Biden’s agenda that strangled American energy independence. It’s being felt at the gas pump, where Americans are paying the most — ever — after the national average cost per gallon recently doubled under Biden’s policies. 

But in another less-obvious way, electricity rates have also been spiking under Biden. There’s no illuminated sign on the corner showing the price Americans pay per kilowatt hour, but the burden of increasing residential electricity rates is hitting wallets. 

Townhall reviewed the latest available data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) to find which states’ electricity costs made the biggest jumps by comparing average residential retail price of electricity (RRPE) in cents per kilowatthour between January 2021 and March 2022 when Biden took office — and the pain caused by the combination of Biden’s inflation and energy crises is abundantly clear. 

Lots of graphs follow.  Go read the whole thing.

Interestingly, we aren’t doing as bad in the Great Land as folks in lots of places; our overall energy bills have only gone up a tad over six percent, according to this piece.  I have a hard time drawing comfort from that when gasoline is at $5.51/gallon, as of yesterday.  Needless to say we’re not driving a lot when we can help it.

Add to this issue the fact that America’s electrical grid is aging, badly, and we’re anticipating rolling brownouts over much of the country this summer.  Our entire society relies on electricity; without it, we’re kicked back to 1850, and our country at the technological level of 1850 can’t support 335,000,000 people.  You’re looking at mass starvation, especially in the cities, and open civil conflict, if this happens.

I’d point out that “Hey!  No more mean tweets!”  But honestly, I didn’t see a plan from the GOP on addressing the problems with the grid.  Production, sure, some lip service.  But lip service ain’t getting us anywhere.