We need fossil fuels for affordable energy

To the Editor:
What will we be required to sacrifice, in order to afford heat this winter, given that National Grid expects our home heating costs to increase by 39 percent this winter?

As one ponders this painful question, one ought to recall how we got to this point. On the campaign trail, candidate [Joseph] Biden promised to get rid of “fossil fuels,” which are more accurately called “affordable energy.”

He acted to fulfill that promise with his Inauguration Day executive orders to restrict United States production and transportation of affordable energy in America. Energy prices immediately began to rise, as the economic law of supply and demand says that they would.

California, which leads the nation in “green” energy production, now cannot provide the electricity needed by the people of California, so Californians cannot cool their homes, or charge their electric cars. New York is following California’s lead, even as California and New York experience the loss of taxpayers to less taxing states.

Expect the cost of substitute heating fuels, like wood and propane, to rise, as demand for them increases. Set your thermostats lower, wear sweaters and coats inside.

Prepare, in this high inflation environment, to sacrifice comfort and convenience, as you pay more for everything, including relief from winter’s cold. If you voted for this, accept your responsibility for the actions of the politicians for whom you voted.

On the first Tuesday in November, you will have a chance to change things, or to further embolden the people who brought you the current situation. Think. Then vote accordingly.

Edgar Tolmie


Editor’s note: See related story in which Patrick Stella, spokesman for National Grid, says in part: The global market for energy has increased “due to wars in Europe and an increase in demand overall.”

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