Friday, October 17

i don't have the energy to keep writing

So Pennsylvania has just passed a law requiring energy companies to sell less energy. If that sounds retarded to you, don't worry, you are not alone. It is clearly retarded. They have decided that they want to use less energy, the solution? outlaw energy. As i understand the way this is supposed to work is that the energy companies are required to convince people to buy less energy through promotional ads, suggesting more use of those low energy light bulbs, suggesting people use less air conditioning, etc. So now energy companies are required to go out and spend money to convince people to use less of their product. I can't think of a single other industry ever required to do this. Cigarette companies and alcohol companies are required to spend money for public announcements about responsible use, but they aren't required to sell less of their product. It is simply bogusity are it's most ridiculous. Of course the easiest thing to do is just to increase the cost of energy dramatically. A small increase doesn't do much, but as we've seen with the price of gas, a large increase will do a lot. I don't believe the state will companies do that. People would of course become upset if they realize that the state was mandating an increase in their energy costs, for no reason. this way, the cost are much more secret. The costs for the company goes up, which means the cost of energy goes up, but not nearly enough to make the cutbacks required. So now everybody's energy bills go up without them having to realize why. It is attacks against energy companies like this that led to california energy crises. Instead of attacking energy people ought to be fostering it. If you want to foster clean coal/nuclear energy instead of coal that's fine, i don't care. If it wasn't for the environmentalists who decried nuclear energy for the past 30 years only to start demanding it now, we could have most of the country running on nuclear energy like france does or LT (unless they shut down there plant, i can never remember what the status of that is.) I will attach the link so people can make up their own minds about this initiative, but i don't see how any rational person could support it.


Blogger Aras said...

Mondo bizzaro. Energy companies should send out fliers that say they have to jack up the prices to pay for the fliers, as mandated by the state. The fliers should as recommend voting for a libertarian for anyone who isn't happy about it.

5:21 AM  
Blogger Trashcan said...

I don't know, maybe this becoming standard practice, but it simply doesn't make any sense to me. If you want to mandate a move to clean coal or nuclear energy to cut back on global warming, i don't agree with that, but at least i can understand it. If you want clean coal or nuclear energy to prevent smog, or pollution, i'm down with that, but just to cut back energy for what reason? I have to assume global warmng because nothing else makes sense, it's just nonsensical to me.

3:18 PM  

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