Sunday, March 15, 2009

Europeans, And Some US Utilities, Pay Consumers To Produce Wind, Solar Power

What a great idea: incentivize ( I hate the 'word,' but it's descriptive) consumers to install wind and solar power equipment by paying them a premium for the power generated.

Solid piece in the New York Times explains that instead of providing incentives through tax credits - - a taxpayer, public subsidy - - the incentive comes from the utility, hence the ratepayers.

We use. We pay. We get something back if we go green.

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