Epic FAIL, and an indication of our future under our benevolent Supreme Leader:
Austin’s clean energy program costing more, selling less
Electric utility chief says separate charge for renewable power may need to be rolled into all users’ bills.
For the past decade, Austin’s ambition to become the world’s clean-energy capital has been best exemplified by one effort: GreenChoice, a program that sells electricity generated entirely from renewable sources such as wind.
Now the nationally renowned program is struggling to find buyers — the latest allotment is 99 percent unsold after seven months on the market — and Austin Energy is looking for ways to bring down the rising costs.
Well, not to worry. The way to “fix” this little problem is obviously to…well, see for yourself:
Austin Energy officials say that times have changed and that the nation’s most successful (by volume of sales) green-energy program, which offers the renewable energy only to those who select it, might no longer be the best way to carry out the city’s goals. It now costs almost three times more than the standard electricity rate.
“I think it’s time to sit back and look at the philosophy behind GreenChoice,” said Roger Duncan, the head of Austin Energy and the chief architect of GreenChoice.
“It was our intent to use it to stimulate the market for renewables, which it did, and then eventually phase it out,” Duncan said. “It was never intended to go on forever.”
Duncan said part of the solution might just be adding new wind, solar and other renewable-energy projects into the bills of all Austin Energy customers, which could increase rates for everyone.
There ya go; NOW you’re talking the Democrat Socialists’ language. Clearly what is needed here, not just in Austin but nationally, is legislation to force all of us into The Program. And when it comes to legislation forcing American serfs to do what liberals have summarily decided is best for them — based on cheap emotion, junk science, and wishful thinking — the Obamacrats’ve definitely got you Green weenies covered.