Youngkin's VA and Cooper's NC are on different paths on energy | Beaufort County Now | Youngkin is consumer focused and Cooper is ideologically focused

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Virginia's new governor, Glenn Youngkin has an energy plan that is consumer focused,  promoting cheap and reliable energy for the people of Virginia, instead of the ideologically focused climate alarmist policies of his Democrat predecessor.  In his debates  with his Democrat opponent, Youngkin denounced the high cost and unreliability of wind and solar.  Like President Trump taking the US out of the Paris Climate Accords, Youngkin is moving to take Virginia out of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, something his predecessor signed Virginia up to by executive order.  Youngkin will take his state out by executive order.

Youngkin's move on the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative is already paying dividends for Virginia's electric ratepayers.  The state's largest utility, Dominion Energy has filed a motion to rescind a rate increase tied to money it had to pay under the Initiative that had already been approved by state regulators.  The Initiative would also have required annual rate increases into the indefinite future.

NC's Governor Roy Cooper, on the other hand, is entirely focused on ideology in promoting climate alarmism while not caring what his policies do to NC electric customers.  Instead of fighting Cooper's radical energy plans, the RINO leadership of the General Assembly, Senate President Phil Berger and House Speaker Tim Moore, are also on Cooper's climate alarmism bandwagon and helped him pass North Carolina's own Green New Deal, HB951, which will send NC's electric rates into orbit and slash power reliability.  Cooper, Berger, and Moore are all pushing expensive and unreliable wind and solar.  HB951 requires a 70% reduction in "greenhouse gasses" in NC by 2030, far more radical than the European Union's "Green Deal" that requires only a 50% reduction by 2030.  The EU's Green Deal is already wrecking havoc on power prices there with massive increases imposed.

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( January 16th, 2022 @ 1:42 pm )
Phil Berger and Tim Moore are a pair of scalawags, working too often with Roy Cooper and the "woke" to push a far left agenda. This first showed up in their scheme to repeal the bathroom privacy law, HB 2, which was demanded by Cooper and the "woke" left. Berger and Cooper sold the GOP base down the river on that one. The NC Green New Deal referenced above (HB951) is another example. I guess Berger and Moore wanted to make AOC happy. Now, we have Berger and Moore scheming to push another part of the Cooper agneda, imposing the Obamacare Medicaid expansion on our state and its taxpayers.

What is the point of having a GOP legislative majority when its "leaders" regularly sell the GOP base out to Cooper and the "woke" left? Republican voters need a fruitbasket turnover in the "leadership" in both Raleigh and Washington, DC.

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