Oh to be able to afford electricity!
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#1 Jul 4, 2013
Vermont has seventh highest electric rates in nation, third highest residential
Thu May 9 2013
Vermont had the third highest residential electric rates in the nation in February at 18.41 cents per kilowatt hour and the seventh highest for all sectors at 14.57 cents/KWH, according to the federal government. Vermont was 2.58 cents higher than the average New England residential rate and 0.2 cents lower overall. The US average was 11.61 and 9.77 respectively. Both the Vermont and US rates were higher than for February 2012. For residential, New York and Hawaii were higher. Overall, in addition to New York and Hawaii, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Alaska were higher.
Meanwhile, coal continues to generate more than a third of the nation's electric supply in February, and growing. Natural gas is second and nuclear is third, both sources fell from the same time last year as the total US was down slightly. Solar is the fastest growing sector. See table below.
#2 Jul 4, 2013
It sucks not being able to afford air-conditioning!
#3 Jul 4, 2013
Part of the reason Vermonts rates are so high is that ratepayers have been forced by legislative and Public Service Board mandates to subsidize and buy expensive electricity from renewable producers like Mr. Wolfe. Given Vermonts energy plan of 90 percent renewable electricity versus the current 25 percent, it appears our future is on a course toward even higher and higher electric rates.- See more at: http://truenorthreports.com/cronyism-drives-v...
#4 Jul 4, 2013
We are paying for alternative energy wind and solar and cow power.
#5 Jul 4, 2013
"woe is me I have been forced by legislative and Public Service Board mandates to subsidize and buy expensive electricity from renewable producers like Mr. Wolfe."
-being one of Sheeple I guess everyone that ewe'r somehow subject to is a 'Mr. Wolfe', nyuk nyuk!
I assume ewe pay for teevee and the internet*.
I would never do that, but many of ewe'all do and assuming that's the case then try giving them up so as to free up some bucks to run the air conditioner.
*That way we won't have to put up with ewe'r obsessively pro-nuke bitching here
#6 Jul 5, 2013
In Vermont, energy is not only a luxury, according to the Legislature, it's a sin deserving of substantial fees and taxes.
#7 Jul 5, 2013
I hate nukes
I hate coal
I hate windmills
I'm GREEN and off the grid with solar which only took 1 trillion kwh's of electricity to make and install so I can charge my electric car that took 1 trillion kwh's of electricity to make.
Now that I have mine we should get those dirty nasty trucks off the roads. I hate trucks also.
Oh well time to jump in my GREEN machine and go see Sam Drurker at the general store and than go find something to protest about.
#8 Jul 5, 2013
The problem isnt having cheap electricity, it is about getting paid for what we are worth. It is insufficient income to the bottom half.
#9 Jul 5, 2013
Column: Vt. Energy Plan Is Wishful Thinking
For the Valley News
Sunday, June 30, 2013
(Published in print: Sunday, June 30, 2013)
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