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The cost is about $8 more per month, (for typical customer), $0.0105 per kWh.
Blue Sky is a program of PacifiCorp., Pacific Power, of Portland, Oregon
It was a very questionable thing to do, where I was within weeks of turning over the house to renters.
Over a 14 month period then, my renters reimbursed to me, these added costs paid:
Lumping the two carbon taxes and knowing that the Public Purpose Charge, PPC, is 3% added to a bill, the Blue Sky Charge would similarly be computed as 8.2% of bill. An electricity carbon tax of more than 11% is quite large and yet is acceptable to more than 125,000 participants. I wonder why any of this should be acceptable to renters, where there is no scheme to produce personal benefits for them. If charges are stinky to renters-unaware, they must be stinky for anyone. Yes, the PPC is stinky too. Program managers and Oregon political leaders must know that PPC collections with no possible return to renters and unaware, is theft.
Electricity Energy Conservation Improvements Charted for 22 Years
(Including 14 months with Blue Sky):
I have done very much to make my home-now-rental, energy-efficient, Electricity usage with a single occupant was reduced by half circa 2011, in replacing an electric clothes dryer with natural gas, getting rid of CRT displays, and full conversion to most-efficient LED downlights. Electricity usage is proportional to the number of adult occupants. Rising electricity billing rates act counter to the energy conservation. See that in the current winter, my renters used less electricity than the year before, yet bills went up. That change, not warned and not accepted, troubles me very much.
Says the concluding paragraph of the report of closing a coal power plant in North Dakota:
How Utilities Make Monopoly Money
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