The cost of everything has rocketed under President Joe Biden. That’s especially true of energy costs.
But perhaps surprisingly, residents of blue states—in other words, those that supported Biden and are most likely to embrace left-wing green energy programs to battle climate change are paying the most exorbitant costs.
According to a Daily Caller article from last week, the U.S. Energy Information Administration noted in a recent report that 16 of the 20 states with the highest electricity costs are under Democratic governors.
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The four states under GOP control in that group are New Hampshire, Vermont, Alaska, and Ohio.
Florida, under GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis, ranked 21st.
At the other end of the scale, 13 of the 15 states with the lowest electricity costs were governed by Republicans.
“Energy costs have risen twice as fast as the costs of all other goods since Biden took office in 2021, according to the House Budget Committee,” the Daily Caller reported.
“Currently, energy prices are up by about 30% since Biden became president.”
When it comes to actual electric bills, the average monthly cost across the country in 2022 was $137, or 13% higher than in 2021.
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“2022 exhibited the largest year-over-year spike in average residential electricity bills since 1984, the first year on EIA’s record,” the Daily Caller added.
While inflation has come down in 2023 but still remains higher than when Biden took office, the EIA noted in its report that consumers are seeing little relief.
“In the first three months of 2023, the average U.S. residential monthly electricity bill was $133, or 5% higher than for the same time last year,” the agency wrote.
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