Fact Check: Are ‘US households are on track to spend $19 billion more on energy by 2030’?

Our weekly check-in with the Texas Truth-O-Meter.

By Nusaiba Mizan, PolitiFact/Austin American-Statesman; radio interview produced by Alexandra Hart & Leah ScarpelliDecember 1, 2021 2:02 pm, , ,

From PolitiFact:

Texas Rep. Roger Williams offers one estimate of household costs from Biden energy policies

As President Joe Biden attended the United Nations conference on climate change and promised to cut U.S. greenhouse gas emissions “while making it more affordable for consumers to save on their own energy bills,” a Republican congressman from Texas claimed the opposite.

In a one-minute speech on Oct. 28 in Congress, Rep. Roger Williams, R-Austin, claimed: “U.S. households are on track to spend $19 billion more on energy by 2030.” That CSPAN video footage of his one-minute speech was tweeted by Williams on Nov. 1.

Is he right? And how will U.S. household energy costs change in the future?…

Read the full story and see how Williams’ claim scored at PolitiFact, and listen to an interview with PolitiFact’s Nusaiba Mizan in the audio player above.

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