A Trump-supporting Texas city runs If Green Energy Is So Great, Why Aren't 12 months ago   02:01

In Texas — the heart of Trump country — the city of Georgetown runs on 100% renewable energy. Republican Mayor Dale Ross told Axios that the decision was “a no-brainer economically.”


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Sherryl Keith
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That’s right – $1,219 per household in higher electricity costs for the 71,000 residents of Georgetown, Texas, all thanks to the decision of its Republican mayor, Dale Ross, to launch a bold plan to shift the city’s municipal utility to 100 percent renewable power in 2012.

In short order, Ross was elevated to celebrity status, appearing in scores of articles and videos, both at home and abroad. Al Gore made it a point to feature the Texas Republican mayor at renewable energy conferences as well. Ross was even featured in one of Gore’s documentaries.

City officials have watched renewable energy costs surge $26 million over what they projected; they have slews of excess energy on their hands and now have to resell it at a $7 million loss; and on top of that, they signed residents up for a fixed price that is now higher than the price of other energy sources.

“It’s costing them big time,” said Bill Peacock, vice president of research at the Texas Public Policy Foundation. “This doesn’t appear to be the first time they’ve lost money, just the first time it was big enough to have to go public with it.”
george rodart
Well, there is technology for No Emission ! No Smoke Stack ! Coal to Electrical Plants.
WOW! Lost 7 million last year as you had to sell the excess energy bought on fixed contracts back at lower prices... Wonderful foresight Dale Ross. When are people going to get it through their thick skulls that a balanced portfolio of energy is best. After all, you can't regulate for your loads with wind or solar. Somebody with a gas, coal, or hydro plant has to do that job.
The economic argument is already won as pertains to to consumer. The battle comes from the billionaires of the fossil l fuel industry who do not like what it does to their economic picture.
Anthony Manzalji
"now that Georgetown is ‘running’ on wind and solar, its officials are facing a harsh reality.

Actual power purchases for 2016 were 22% over budget coming in at $42.6 million against an expected cost of $35 million. In 2017, costs surged again to $52.5 million and all indications are Georgetown electricity customers will take another bath this year."
PAPA Texas
Nice to know a town north of me and atx is now powered by wind
If it's cheaper and just as reliable, I'm on board.
joe blow
To Mayor Dale Ross: You realize of course, you will never work as a Republican on the Statewide nor Federal level. Unless you changed party.
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If Green Energy Is So Great, Why Aren't A Trump-supporting Texas city runs 12 months ago   03:30

Green energy is getting better and cheaper, yet we still largely rely on fossil fuels. Why haven't we switched to solar and wind energy yet?

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