Saturday, January 18, 2014

The Cost Of Green Energy

Last year the Colorado legislature passed a mandated increase in the amount of "renewable" energy that must be provided by Exell Energy, and while they were at it mandated that while the urbanized areas of the state would take a 10% increase, the rural areas would foot the bill for 20%.

Serves them right for not having enough representation.

Forbes is reporting that the little green men (and women) in the legislature have cost the average Colorado household some $350/year for the last 7 years.

For the average Boulder county resident, this is a modest price to pay for the warm fuzzy feeling you get watching the windmills turn. About the price of a couple of oil changes for the BMW 750 family grocery getter. Of course if you live in Summit county, it's unnoticeable. Hanger fees for the family jet dwarf this.

For the rest of us, it's a good thing the Colorado economy is booming and everyone has a good paying job with benefits..... oh wait.

Well, if you don't like your legislator, you don't have to keep your legislator as the new mail-in ballots will be sent out to everyone who ever registered to vote in this state for the last 5-10 years come November. Remember, if the election is urgent, extra ballots can be found in dumpsters behind every apartment building in the state.

H/T to Colorado Peak Politics for the lead on this.

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