Greener – and poorer

NOVEMBER 11, 2021 | by Soledad Ursua | CITY JOURNAL

By Soledad Ursua, includes “A fixation on renewable energy, along with the closure of natural gas and nuclear plants, has helped drive the cost of electricity and gas in California higher than anywhere else in the continental U.S. And the lion’s share of these costs is borne by low-income families. Adjusted for cost of living, California has the nation’s highest poverty rate—about 7.1 million people—due in part to the high costs of essentials like housing, gas, and electricity. This is largely the result of California’s regressive tax policies. …”