The "liberals" need to be a little careful in this thread.
Anyone know how much a "scrubber" cost for coal plants?
How about how expensive to build a new nuclear plant is?
A lot more goes into the energy business than just flipping a switch and 90 megawatts starts spreading itself out.
hmm, well the only two people that have posted so far that anyone could conceivably put on the liberal list would be cwg and I.
I think we've both given well reasoned and accurate arguments for why power costs are going up, including environmental reasons.
Power is expensive, no matter how you generate it.
I personally don't really care. My energy bill is one thing I have a great deal of control over. It's pretty easy to shave a good bit off your energy bill just by changing your habits and making easy and inexpensive upgrades (programmable thermostats, hot water heater wraps, bulbs, weather stripping, etc).
Yes I know higher energy costs increases the prices of everything else, but they also force companies to be less wasteful, which brings their costs back down to a reasonable level.
The last building I worked in simply replaced their old black roof with a new energy efficient white roof. Their cooling costs (their biggest expense) dropped by more than half. The roof will pay for itself in only a couple years. Not only did it save them money, but it made the place a lot more comfortable. Before that, the AC ran almost 24/7 and it was still hot in there. This summer it was very comfortable.