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Subject:  Re: 25% renewable energy by 2025 Date:  10/14/2012  10:41 PM
Author:  SeattlePioneer Number:  122561 of 137404

<<For more than a hundred years public authorities have made low cost, reliable electric power the goal for utilities.

Democrats and liberals used to hold the feet of utility executives to the fire to accomplish those goals.

Now, our liberal friends have changed that goal.

Which is it? A hundred years of "public authorities," or, Democrats and liberals?>>

Low cost, reliable power has been the usual business priority of utilities and government regulators for a hundred years or more.

Until recent years, those goals tended to be the priorities of liberals and Democrats as well. It was very common for Democrats to hold the feet of utility executive to a hot fire and to roast lower rates for customers out of utility executives.

But that kind of things has often been abandoned. Environmentalists and their Democrat allies now tend to favor very high rates to subsidize their renwable power which also reduces the reliability of power supplies.

Rate payers are getting soaked, and not just with electric power rates either. Water, sewer and garbage costs are often rising rapidly as well.

Seattle Pioneer
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