Source: The Hill
Let me let you in on a secret the oil and gas industry doesn’t want you to know: We have already reached the point where acting boldly to cut fossil fuel pollution is better for your pocketbook too.
Solar and wind are now the cheapest and most resilient forms of power in our country. Moreover, they are getting even cheaper and faster than any other form of energy. A $30,000 all-electric Chevy Bolt costs less than a third as much to power as a comparably priced gas-powered Chevy Equinox. And as someone who replaced his gas-powered Ford with one, I can tell you the maintenance costs are radically less expensive.
Talking dollars and cents, the benefits of renewables vs. fossil fuels are easy to grasp. On the other hand, whenever one starts to talk about the issue of liquified natural gas exports, most Americans’ eyes glaze over. Politicians whose campaign war chests are filled with dollars from fat cat oil and gas lobbyists count on it.