More than half of San Antonians aren’t willing to pay a single dime on new climate change programs.
So why is the San Antonio city council pushing higher electricity bills and higher taxes on its constituents?
The innocuously named “Climate Action and Adaptation Plan” would force a higher cost of living on the Alamo City by
- Pressuring citizens to give up their cars and trucks
- Forcing CPS Energy to switch to 100% wind and solar power.
It’s all in the name of stopping climate change — but this plan will have no impact on the environment. Even if the entire United States switched to renewable energy in the next 10 years, global temperatures would only decrease by 0.04 degrees by 2100. That’s according to data models used by the United Nations.
It makes sense that well over half of San Antonio residents OPPOSE the CAAP.
All this plan will do is increase the cost of living. Unfortunately, renewable power is too intermittent and expensive — even after tens of billions in taxpayer-funded subsidies — to replace our most plentiful, reliable, and affordable energy sources.
San Antonio’s virtue-signaling at the taxpayers’ expense will have no impact on climate change. But the CAAP isn’t really about the environment. It’s nothing more than a ploy for government control.
Join Life:Powered and the Texas Public Policy Foundation for our first town hall on the problems with San Antonio’s CAAP proposal on July 30 at the Cody Library. Stay tuned for details.