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1645Re: [hreg] Electric Choice

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  • Kim & Garth Travis
    Sep 7, 2002
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      When one makes an assumption, one can be wrong. Sorry, I didn't know.
      Wouldn't it be wonderful if we all had the choice.
      Bright Blessings,
      Kim

      Steven Shepard wrote:

      > Even that would not be accurate. There is no choice in San Antonio. It is
      > the city owned utility CPS or renewables. CPS is now marketing like crazy
      > trying to portray themselves as the utility with the warm fuzzy center.
      > They are a government owned monopoly no matter how you look at them. I got
      > rid of them at my office and look forward to getting rid of them from my
      > home.
      >
      > SBT Designs
      > 25840 IH-10 West #1
      > Boerne, Texas 78006
      > 210-698-7109
      > FAX: 210-698-7147
      > www.sbtdesigns.com
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: "Kim & Garth Travis" <gartht@...>
      > To: <hreg@yahoogroups.com>
      > Sent: Saturday, September 07, 2002 7:48 AM
      > Subject: Re: [hreg] Electric Choice
      >
      >
      > > Actually that should read, "in Texas cities..." Those of us in rural
      > > situations still have only 2 choices, the standard provider or off grid.
      > > I am glad to see some choice available, I wish it was available to all
      > > of us. Our local coop has a policy that if there is a sign on the
      > > place, it is a business and pays a surcharge of 20%, even when it is
      > > just the name of the farm or ranch.
      > > Bright Blessings,
      > > Kim
      > >
      > > Mike Ewert wrote:
      > >
      > > > Remember that in Texas we now have the freedom to choose where we buy
      > > > electricity. And a major factor we should consider is how that
      > electricity
      > > > is generated. Providers are required to provide an energy facts label,
      > > > which can be viewed at the PUC website www.powertochoose.org.
      > > >
      > > > A good percentage of people who have switched have chosen wind energy,
      > but
      > > > unfortunately very few people have switched. For 1000 kWh per month,
      > > > Reliant is $91 and Green Mountain is $92. In the emissions category,
      > > > however, there is a big difference since Reliant uses about half coal
      > plants
      > > > and Green Mountain is 100% wind. If more people would switch to
      > renewable
      > > > power, this would send a message to the industry and to our leaders.
      > > >
      > > > Another place to learn more about Electric Choice is
      > http://www.green-e.org/
      > > >
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