Friday, November 7, 2014

Right on post-election schedule, the Walker solar taxes roll out

Now that the election is over, Walker's pro-business Public Service [Sic] Commission majority is beginning to roll out new mandatory charges on all customers of the state's pro-GOP monopoly utilities that are designed to increase profits and discourage solar and other alternative power generation.

More of the rigged game.

And the timing is not a coincidence - - plus, all the utilities, beginning with the Green Bay operation today, will get nearly everything they want - - from you and me.

As I wrote a month ago:
The rate increases new taxes sought by the big utilities would slam people who've invested in solar equipment and can even return whatever surplus power they generate to the utility and other customers at the very time solar is catching on worldwide because everyday people want cleaner air through greener power. 
It is wonderful that people are fighting back with comments and petitions and even ads, but don't be surprised if the PSC holds its decision announcement until after the election November 4th. 
That's to protect the same people and party that already have gerrymandered the Legislature, rigged ballot access and election control through voter ID and fixed judicial reviews in favor of corporate agendas at the State Supreme Court - - all to make sure big business gets what it wants.


Anonymous said...

We better settle in it's going to be 4 long years of Wisconsinites getting the shaft while the corporate donors and fossil fuel giants get the mine[ no pun intended]!

Sue said...

Surprised no one has rolled this out yet:
"Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard."
H.L. Mencken
Too bad we all get to go along for the ride.

mikeutzinger said...

I have been a 100% purchaser of green power from WE-energies. I worked with the former corporate WE-energies on the solar PV installations at Schlitz Audubon Nature Center and Urban Ecology Center. I am now pulling out of the program. I refuse to give We-energies a single cent extra for green energy when they are doing every thing they can to kill the solar and wind electric energy generation program.

Anonymous said...

This will create a strong incentive for people to go off the grid.

The psychos in Spain are trying to make that illegal. That will likely be one of the causes of the upcoming revolution in Spain. But in the US, they haven't thought of that yet.