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
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.
On Thu, Jan 4, 2018 at 4:07 PM, jim--- via EV <email@example.com> 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
> Jim Walls - K6CCC
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