Re: Green options - what gives the biggest return on investment?
Originally Posted by Ross Carpenter
Do you not think that if GREEN alternatives to conventional electric power were in any way shape or form COST EFFECTIVE as compared to how the utility company is currently generating its power - then the electric utility would adopt their use? You better believe they would!
Actually that's not true at all. It is the cost of the overhaul to the utility company and the current government subsidies in place that are stopping traditional utilities from making the switch to renewable sources at a high rate. I do agree with your last bit, however. The best advice is to make what you already have more efficient (shading and using native plants in the yard, energy star appliances, energy efficient windows, etc) and to live sustainable (cutting back on waste, hot water usage, etc).
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