New York energy costs
Upstate New York Landowner, Shale Gas Activist
[Editor’s Note: Vic Furman addresses the exploding New York energy costs resulting from policies designed to virtue signal on the part of urban elites as the Southern Tier dies.]
New York energy costs are exploding. For the last several years I have been reporting on the cost of wind and solar and what it will mean to every New York energy user. I hoped to be wrong but I wasn’t. It’s even worse than I expected. I projected a 30% increase in New York energy costs over the next three years. Well, thanks to liberal politicians and less than one year of in-cognitive Joe Biden’s fossil fuel killing spree via restrictions on drilling or shutting down of pipelines, it now appears that 30% increase will take less than 18 months.
First, as background for this story, let me explain that I gave my house to my daughter and her family as they needed help to survive in Upstate New York when those jobs promised by Cuomo to compensate for sacrificing the Southern Tier to NRDC gods, never showed up. Binghamton and surrounding communities were told over and over again, throughout the entire Paterson/Cuomo era they would come but the never did. So, I helped my daughter and I built a garage with a small apartment for myself.
So, how have New York energy costs affected us? Well, here are our combined bills for December (propane and wood pellets usage for December estimated based on bills):
- $265.64 for electricity to garage and apartment
- $357.00 for 66.9 gallons of propane
- $325.00 for one ton of wood pellets for ancillary heat
Our total New York energy costs for December were an astounding $967.64. Many of you, too, have seen your own New York energy costs increase 20-30% from this time last year. Up, up and away!
Yesterday, Governor Kathy Hochul (Cuomo’s Buffalo Billion ally before becoming Lt. Governor) announced another $500 million grant on top of Governor Cuomo’s $6 billion giveaway to off shore wind while he was in office. Keep in mind the template in every European country that has gone green is this: they invariably return to fossil fuels when crisis hits. Many countries have outpaced the USA in the race to “net zero” only to drown their economies in high electricity prices. New York energy costs follow this European pattern. New York City elites who control the state have European envy and we all price for it.
I have been here on NaturalGasNOW and following Marcellus Drilling News from the beginning. Two years ago when I ran for the New York State Assembly in NY my slogan was “I won’t quit until we win.” Well, friends, we are losing. We are losing population, jobs, our children and many have lost homes and or simply walked away.
We cannot blame the economy on COVID. Florida is one of America’s strongest fasting growing economies because only shut down for the briefest of periods, as originally intended, and didn’t follow the ridiculous mandates. We can blame the inflation that is robbing us now on free money that wasn’t really free and nearly two years of extra pay for not working, depriving many businesses of workers and contributing to the lousy economy in Upstate New York.
Pampered urban elites and their spokespersons among our liberal politicians have failed Americans, although, to be fair, they were joined in their destructive policies by swamp dwelling Republicans and conservatives, who didn’t fight back and only gave us blather. The future, if we don’t turn this dark death ship around will bring more misery. I see gasoline prices of way more than $4.00 per gallon, propane costs of more than $10.00 per gallon and electricity that costs 0.40 per kWh or more in the future as New York energy costs escalate further and further thanks to green energy foolishness and the failure to develop our own resources.
I implore you to look at your own cost of living increases. Abandoning fossil fuels prematurely will cause the United States of Venezuela errr I mean America, to die just as quick a death as Venezuela did. If we don’t start acting as patriots soon, New York will not have sunk into the Atlantic, but this nation as we know it will not see a Tricentennial.
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