December 17, 2018

Politifact Gets it Half Right On Energy Bills

The Virginia Chapter of PolitiFact recently rated our observance that Virginia has the 11th highest energy bills in the nation as “half-true,” despite the fact that this figure comes directly from the Federal Energy Information Administration. PolitiFact notes that Virginia also has the 17th lowest residential energy rates; therefore, they claim, Virginians’ energy bills are only high because we use a lot of electricity and that there is not a clear link to corruption.

But the fact is that energy bills in Virginia are needlessly high because legalized corruption from regulated energy monopolies has distorted the relationship between energy consumption and energy bills.