Not like we don’t pay what I consider to be obscene electric rates already, National grid who gets most of it’s energy from natural gas and coal, wants to raise electric rates AGAIN!
Currently when you factor in distribution, conservation and generation charges we are now paying 14.5 cents per kWh.
It’s ridiculous, the result of years of deregulation. They can charge whatever the fuck they want to charge and we’re powerless to stop them, our only avenue is to use less electricity. Right now I’ve got it pared down pretty far, lots of energy saving things in here.
But we’re still getting screwed. It’s time for the regulatory pendulum to swing back, time to put the clamps down on National Grid and give the Public Utilities Commission some serious teeth, all canines if possible.