Consumers could see their electricity bills jump an estimated 40 to 60 percent in the next few years.You want to see the economy crumble? Just wait until businesses cost twice as much to operate due to high utilities. Wait until the cost of goods skyrockets because businesses have to pay an electric bill that's twice as much as it was a year ago.
The reason: Pending environmental regulations will make coal-fired generating plants, which produce about half the nation’s electricity, more expensive to operate. Many are expected to be shuttered.
The increases are expected to begin to appear in 2014, and policymakers already are scrambling to find cheap and reliable alternative power sources. If they are unsuccessful, consumers can expect further increases as more expensive forms of generation take on a greater share of the electricity load.
Be sure to thank your local Obamabot who voted for that fucking Marxist.