Going Green

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Charging for Wind Infrastructure

OK. So, the majority of Texans are willing to pay an extra $4/month for new transmission infrastructure. Let me ask you -- when was the last time anyone felt like they had a say in what was charged on their electric bill? We just get mad and pay it anyway.

Poll: Majority of Texans open to $4 charge for wind farms

By JANET ELLIOTT
Copyright 2008
Houston Chronicle Austin Bureau

AUSTIN — A majority of Texans would be willing to pay $4 more on their monthly electric bills to create a network of power lines from wind farms, according to a recent poll.

The survey, commissioned by a group of wind generation companies, is being released in advance of state utility regulators' debate over how much new transmission to require for wind-generated electricity. The Public Utility Commission is...(complete article here).

2 comments:

Packsaddle said...

Just another tax on the working man.

Ain't it great?

Chris McClure aka Panhandle Poet said...

Pack: It's gettin' so you need a law degree to decipher a utility bill -- charges for this, charges for that -- no end in sight.....