It's no secret that electricity bills have doubled and in some cases, tripled. Just since last summer. With approximately 4 million residents in the Houston area, there is a significant percentage of folks who live on fixed incomes. Some live on just their monthly social security check while others may have other additional income. The point is that each and every dollar is accounted for. Many can't pay their March and April electric bills.
And now, here comes summer.
I predict that dozens of older Houstonians will die this year before any drastic action is taken. I don't have the answer. And I don't know whether it will have to be some level of government or the power companies themselves. But nobody will do anything until deaths occur from the excessive heat. Once the politicians see some of their important voting constituency disappearing, maybe they will take some action.