… and a 100% disaster.
Georgetown, Texas Mayor and City Council get scammed by global warming fanatics, Al Gore and Michael Bloomberg and go all in on 100% renewable energy. The results are a $7 million shortfall in the city budget, huge spike in consumers’ energy bills and a property tax increase. This is a glimpse of what “The Green Raw Deal” would do to our national economy.
It wasn’t supposed to be this way. Georgetown, Texas – population 75,000 – was to be the new poster child of the green movement.
Environmental interest in Georgetown’s big push to generate all of its electricity from wind and solar power was amplified by three factors: the town and its mayor were nominally Republican; Georgetown is in an oil- and natural gas-rich state; and that state is deep-red Texas.
Former Vice President Al Gore and other climate change luminaries feted Georgetown Mayor Dale Ross, and Ross was featured prominently at renewable energy conventions.
With their municipal utility facing a $7 million shortfall – money that has to be made up by the city residents through higher electricity costs – the City Council voted 5-1 in July to instruct the staff to figure out how to wriggle out of the Bloomberg PR deal.
On Aug. 13 the Council voted 5-0 to officially kill the deal. The city is also raising property taxes.