posted on Aug, 13 2008 @ 04:32 PM
You know what REALLY sucks?
While there ARE genuine people trying to make an effort for improving energy products etc. The utilities can easily sabotage the effort.
I read a story in the American Free Press about a University in Utah that was putting together a digester to capture methane from manure and an
independent powerplant for it to run off of. The power company filed suit and the project got scrubbed!!!!!!
They said the gov't guarantees the utilities a 10% profit, so if they file suit because they'll lose profits [ from the independent power plant ],
it costs them more to file suit than what they would lose in revenue if they did not contest the powerplant, because it is a "legit" business
expense that takes away profits, they end up getting a rate hike in the process because the lawsuit was expensive!!!! Ain't that a kick in the
I'll see if I can find a link for this.