Monday, September 26, 2016

Green Power Bullshit

Our electricity provider, Xcel, has a nifty little scheme. They will let you pay “just a little more” to provide wind energy to your home.

Guess many people are too dumb to realize all power generated, regardless of source, goes into one power grid. All users draw from the same grid. 

Wind generated energy costs more to produce and enter the grid. Xcel wants us to help pay for this more expensive energy.

I have no problem with Xcel asking their customers to  subsidize more expensive sources. What I do object to is their bullshit public relation stunt to suck in gullible customers. It is a “feel good” way to raise energy costs without the pesky legal way which involves a regulatory agency, hearings and the such. Bah!


  1. Yes, PNM did the same with solar...if you're an idiot, you'll believe that somehow they will send ONLY the solar power to your house. Like you, I realized immediately that they were subsidizing the solar panels, which was OK. And, yeah, the bs is just the same bs we get with nearly everything we do or buy. :-)

  2. Same tactics used to sell us various political candidates.
    “No one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public.”
    H.L. Mencken

  3. That is amazing that they would even TRY to push that crap, but gullible public... sigh

    1. Not so long ago I put up a blog about Aspen, CO's claim to be 100% "renewable" powered. The greenies ate it up.