currently in the market for a new electric provider and,
while browsing numerous terms of agreement, I've discovered
something both ridiculous and insulting.
Almost universally, regardless of electric company, the more
energy you use, the less it costs.
That's like letting people
with gigantoid SUV's pay less for their gas than you do for
Though it's certainly a boon for those in need of great amounts
of electric power, and have the extra cash to pay for it,
it's flat-out disastrous for the environment as it does nothing
In fact, it
actively promotes wasting energy which only increases the
amount of greenhouse
gases released into the atmosphere.
that, some companies tack on a service charge if
kilowatt hours monthly, as much as $10. That's personally
insulting as I currently go to great lengths to reduce
my energy usage, like keeping the thermostat at 60 in the
winter and 80 in the summer.
My electric usage is so low, about half of the suggested
minimum, that I always have to pay that service charge.
Well, f*ck me for being Mr. Thoughtful.
Considering the fragile condition of the world in which we
live it's clear that the more electric power you use
the more money you should have to pay, not the other way
round. At the very least,
hour should cost X amount regardless of the amount
Unfortunately, we have educated the public to believe
that one should always pay less per unit when buying greater
quantities of anything, and exising that
particular notion for this particular product from the minds
of Mr. & Ms. Consumer is going to
be a toughie but it not only should be done, it has to be
Note for the geographically astute: Yes,
I realize that Sioux City is not in South Dakota. It just
My second favorite city name is "Lower Backpain, Nebraska".