There is a purpose to buying green power - to support a nascent industry in the face of established production methods and producers (who don't want to change).
If you have some money to spare, and you want the earth to be a cleaner place, it may make sense to pay more for greener production of energy. I pay taxes so people can go to the library, and to fuel up fire trucks. The only difference I see is that contributing to green power is optional, unless you think vastly better stewardship of the earth is necessary. I have some money to spare for that. And it actually has been a boon to solar and wind. I think it is stupid not to, if you want to go there. <http://www.avg.com/email-signature?utm_medium=email&utm_source=link&utm_campaign=sig-email&utm_content=webmail> Virus-free. www.avg.com <http://www.avg.com/email-signature?utm_medium=email&utm_source=link&utm_campaign=sig-email&utm_content=webmail> <#DAB4FAD8-2DD7-40BB-A1B8-4E2AA1F9FDF2> On Thu, Jan 4, 2018 at 4:07 PM, jim--- via EV <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > > Bob said )in part): > > The California Survey back in 2012 or so showed that 45% of all EV owners > charged from clean energy. A 2016 Survey by Ford showed that 85% of all > EV owners charged from clean solar or subscribed for 100% renewables from > their grid, or would when it was offered. > > That is such a crock - I'm talking about people paying extra to get > "green" power. All that means is people are stupid enough to pay extra for > something that would have been there whether they paid for it or not. > "Buying clean power" accomplishes nothing. You are not getting any > different power than if you weren't paying the extra, and it does not > change the generation mix at all. Maybe it makes people feel better, and > it potentially helps to send a political message, but it accomplishes > nothing. > > > > > 73 > ----- > Jim Walls - K6CCC > j...@k6ccc.org > -------------- next part -------------- > An HTML attachment was scrubbed... > URL: <http://lists.evdl.org/private.cgi/ev-evdl.org/ > attachments/20180104/ea3058b2/attachment.html> > _______________________________________________ > UNSUBSCRIBE: http://www.evdl.org/help/index.html#usub > http://lists.evdl.org/listinfo.cgi/ev-evdl.org > Please discuss EV drag racing at NEDRA (http://groups.yahoo.com/ > group/NEDRA) > > -- Michael E. Ross (919) 585-6737 Land (19) 901-2805 Cell and Text (919) 576-0824 <https://www.google.com/voice/b/0?pli=1#phones> Tablet, Google Phone and Text -------------- next part -------------- An HTML attachment was scrubbed... URL: <http://lists.evdl.org/private.cgi/ev-evdl.org/attachments/20180104/e9504c3e/attachment.html> _______________________________________________ UNSUBSCRIBE: http://www.evdl.org/help/index.html#usub http://lists.evdl.org/listinfo.cgi/ev-evdl.org Please discuss EV drag racing at NEDRA (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NEDRA)