Pa. leaders have failed to protect us...

Pa. leaders have failed to protect us from the electricity dere...

There are 4 comments on the York Dispatch story from Feb 2, 2010, titled Pa. leaders have failed to protect us from the electricity dere.... In it, York Dispatch reports that:

Pennsylvania decision-makers' poor understanding of the electricity industry led them into a big mistake 13 years ago: giving up the state's authority to control electricity-generation prices.

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nosferatu

Reinholds, PA

#1 Feb 2, 2010
What? Say it ain't so. A politician that doesn't put his constituents first? Ain't no such animal.

Since: Oct 08

Harrisburg, PA

#2 Feb 3, 2010
Thanks for fighting for the rest of us. I've been trying to get people to push this issue here in York and I guess they think deregulation is good because they are at best apathetic. But I know when their bills go up then they'll all be chattin' it up then. I've written several letters to the editor but all I get is 300 words which is tough.
Solarman

Cathedral City, CA

#3 Feb 3, 2010
Absurdity wrote:
Thanks for fighting for the rest of us. I've been trying to get people to push this issue here in York and I guess they think deregulation is good because they are at best apathetic. But I know when their bills go up then they'll all be chattin' it up then. I've written several letters to the editor but all I get is 300 words which is tough.
Get an energy audit to see where you could spend your money to decrease your energy needs. You could do such things as simple as retrofitting an existing furnace with an electronically controlled fan to putting in geothermal heating/cooling. Solar PV or solar hot water system and get tax breaks, rebates or low interest loans for the installation cost. There is also the Federal tax incentive of 30% of the system cost. Try: www.dsireusa.org to see what is offered in your State. Protect yourself from the coming rate increases and infighting.

Since: Oct 08

Harrisburg, PA

#4 Feb 4, 2010
Solarman wrote:
<quoted text>Get an energy audit to see where you could spend your money to decrease your energy needs. You could do such things as simple as retrofitting an existing furnace with an electronically controlled fan to putting in geothermal heating/cooling. Solar PV or solar hot water system and get tax breaks, rebates or low interest loans for the installation cost. There is also the Federal tax incentive of 30% of the system cost. Try: www.dsireusa.org to see what is offered in your State. Protect yourself from the coming rate increases and infighting.
Yeah all those things sounds "purty" but when you're on disability you don't get tax credits in fact you don't even get enough to survive. I can't even afford all the medications I should be taking. With the upcoming increases in electric (which really should be going down since natural gas is almost at an all time low) and the 100% increase in property taxes to make sure the teachers and legislators that got us into this mess get their pensions the only thing I might be able to afford is a cardboard box over a steam grate. How's that for geo-thermal?

Sorry, I know you are trying to help it's just that I've been through all this stuff and the expense is too great. I will be getting a weatherization through the state but they don't replace windows which is ridiculous since that's where most of your heat is lost.

SSDI although I'm glad I get it is really a scam. They're so worried about people taking advantage of the system they give you about 1/4 of what you were living on so you can't live and it forces you to work no matter how bad you feel and hopefully you die along the way so you don't cost them too much. I wonder how much people in Canada and Europe get comparably in the same situation?

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