Re: [hreg] Re:Energy Efficiency Bill Vote Friday
- I don't know where you you get your figures from, but is 9.1 wholesale or retail? If so, someone is loosing a lot of money as "green" energy prices are above 16 cents here in Houston.----- Original Message -----From: Jessica DrummondSent: Friday, May 04, 2007 5:48 AMSubject: [hreg] Re:Energy Efficiency Bill Vote Friday
Just FYI on efficiency I just completed an extensive report for a u of Michigan course this past semester, and we found that a suite of efficiency programs with some renewable energy phasing in in a few years will be CHEAPER than implementing the coal plant strategy.
Without including externalities current avg price for electricity in TX 9.1 cents per kWh, efficiency and renewables: 4.5 cents per kWh (see report on ACEEE website)
In our report we included externalities (some health care costs and a price for carbon given likely federal legislation such as a cap and trade program) and found that the cost of coal fired electricity could be as much as approx 15 cents per kWh. If youd like to see our report, just email me at jrobilotto at mindspring dot com.
The economics may help to convince legislators that are on the fence.
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