Pubblicato in: Banche Centrali, Devoluzione socialismo, Problemia Energetici, Stati Uniti

Usa. 20 milioni di famiglie non pagano le bollette e sono staccati dalla corrente.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2022-08-27.

2022-08-26__ 20 Million US Homes Are Behind on Energy Bills 001

«People on the bottom, they can’t pay their electricity bills»

«Le famiglie in difficoltà non riescono a pagare le bollette della elettricità»

I media di regime possono dire e scrivere ciò che vogliono, mentendo, ma la dura realtà è che 20 milioni di famiglie sono nei triboli non avendo i mezzi per pagare le bollette della corrente elettrica e vengono staccati dal servizio.

* * * * * * *

Almeno 20 milioni di famiglie, ovvero circa 1 famiglia americana su 6, sono in ritardo con le bollette dell’energia elettrica a causa dell’impennata dei prezzi dell’elettricità che ha scatenato quella che si dice essere la peggiore crisi di sempre nei ritardi di pagamento delle utenze.

La Neada (National Energy Assistance Directors Association) ha dichiarato che i prezzi dell’elettricità sono aumentati in modo significativo dal 2020, dopo un decennio di stagnazione. Il forte aumento ha portato a miliardi di dollari di bollette scadute.  L’inflazione dell’elettricità è alimentata dall’impennata dei costi dei combustibili fossili, come il gas naturale, il carbone e il petrolio. Il gas naturale alimenta circa il 40% della rete elettrica statunitense e martedì è salito ai livelli più alti dal 2008.

L’elettricità continua a salire a un ritmo vertiginoso del 30% su base annua. [Neada] ha avvertito di uno tsunami di interruzioni di corrente mentre l’inflazione più alta degli ultimi quarant’anni divora i salari e ha devastato finanziariamente i lavoratori poveri. [Essa[ Ha ricevuto un ultimo avviso dalla compagnia elettrica Xcel Energy Inc. che ha staccato la elettricità al suo monolocale di Minneapolis mentre le temperature si avvicinavano alle tre cifre. Le spese per le utenze sono raddoppiate nell’ultimo anno, mentre i prezzi di cibo, alloggio e gas sono saliti alle stelle.

* * * * * * *

«At least 20 million households — or about 1 in 6 American homes — are behind on their power bills as soaring electricity prices spark what is said to be the worst-ever crisis in late utility payments»

«Neada (National Energy Assistance Directors Association) said electricity prices had increased significantly since 2020 after a decade of stagnation. The steep rise has resulted in billions of dollars in overdue power bills. 

Electricity inflation is being propelled by soaring costs of fossil fuels, such as natural gas, coal, and petroleum. NatGas fuels about 40% of the US power grid and soared to the highest levels since 2008 on Tuesday.»

«Electricity continues to rise to a blistering 30% year on year. Warned of a tsunami of shutoff as the highest inflation in forty years eats away wages and has financially devastated the working poor. [She] received a final notice from power company Xcel Energy Inc., who turned off the electricity to her studio apartment in Minneapolis as temperatures approached near triple digits. Utility expenses that have doubled over the past year as food, shelter, and gas prices have also skyrocketed.»

* * * * * * *


A ‘Tsunami of Shutoffs’: 20 Million US Homes Are Behind on Energy Bills

“Tsunami Of Shutoffs”: 20 Million US Homes Are Behind On Power Bills

At least 20 million households — or about 1 in 6 American homes — are behind on their power bills as soaring electricity prices spark what is said to be the worst-ever crisis in late utility payments, according to Bloomberg, citing data from the National Energy Assistance Directors Association (Neada).

Neada said electricity prices had increased significantly since 2020 after a decade of stagnation. The steep rise has resulted in billions of dollars in overdue power bills.  

Electricity inflation is being propelled by soaring costs of fossil fuels, such as natural gas, coal, and petroleum.

NatGas fuels about 40% of the US power grid and soared to the highest levels since 2008 on Tuesday. 

The chart below shows for the two decades, real electricity prices were relatively flat, except for the commodity boom times around the 2008 GFC. Now CPI less energy has peaked, though electricity continues to rise to a blistering 30% y

year on year. 

Jean Su, a senior attorney at the Center for Biological Diversity, which tracks utility disconnections across the US, warned of a “tsunami of shutoff” as the highest inflation in forty years eats away wages and has financially devastated the working poor.  

Adrienne Nice is one of those struggling Americans who is more than $3,000 behind on utility bills. Last month, she received a “final notice” from power company Xcel Energy Inc., who turned off the electricity to her studio apartment in Minneapolis as temperatures approached near triple digits. 

Nice found it near impossible to save money for utility expenses that have doubled over the past year as food, shelter, and gas prices have also skyrocketed. Her low-paying job as a housecleaner has left her in energy poverty. 

Readers know that low-tier consumers are financially tapped out. They’ve maxed out credit cards, depleted savings, and have seen wage gains wiped out due to inflation. It comes as no surprise the US is becoming more like Europe, where energy poverty has doomed millions of households. 

It’s only a matter of time before the Biden administration starts handing out stimmy checks for electricity bills.