December 21, 2018 By Rick Moran
A green energy scheme to supply a small town in Texas with 100% of its electrical needs via cheap solar and wind power is, instead, costing the city almost $7 million. Georgetown, Texas was featured in the sequel to Al Gore's Inconvenient Truth as the "future" of American power generation. But falling fossil fuel prices are making the scheme ruinously expensive for the town.
"It's costing them big time," Bill Peacock, vice president of research at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, told The Daily Caller News Foundation in an interview. "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." Georgetown made national news after being featured in Gore's film "An Inconvenient Sequel," which was released in 2017. The film followed up on Gore's inaccurate 2006 film "An Inconvenient Truth."
"I think Georgetown is already a trailblazer," Gore said during his 2016 visit to learn about Georgetown's plan to get 100 percent of its energy from wind and solar power. "And one thing that Georgetown demonstrates to other places that are just beginning to think about it is that the power supply is not only more affordable, the cost is predictable for at least 25 years into the future and really beyond that,"Oh, really, Al? I bet Georgetown wishes it had never heard the term "green energy"...........Al Gore deserves all the criticism he gets. In this case, he deserves to be laughed at..........To Read More