Texas small town Mayor Dale Ross meets up with reality
In early January I wrote about “virtue signaling” by the mayor of a small Texas city who was wooed by none other than Al Gore because he used “facts” to sign long-term contracts committing his city to purchase 100% renewable energy.
He has had a long hard fall from grace.
Dale Ross set himself up as a “green” hero, and claimed his social media news has been seen by 2.1 billion people around the world. He was even touted as a celebrity and interviewed by CanWEA at their convention last fall.
At the time, I said this about Mr. Ross and his claim to fame:
“This unexpected cost will presumably have a detrimental effect on the services that the city will be able to deliver OR service costs (electricity, water and waste removal) will spike much higher! These are just a couple of ‘facts’ that will make Georgetown’s utility consumers upset.”
Well, it now appears the bad news is out: the city’s ratepayers are facing increases in their electricity bills of more than $1,200 USD per year.
I surmise Mr. Ross will not be greeted warmly by his constituents.
To see why, watch this short video on Fox News!