There’s a contest at my work to be green. One gets points for reducing one’s carbon footprint. One of the things I can do to get points is switch to “green” energy producers. The way it works is you pay a little extra money in your electric bill and the green program promises to produce the amount of electricity you used and put it on the grid. The reason why the cost is higher is that the infrastructure of green energy is still being built, so eventually the cost of green electricity should be competitve. I’m hesitant because it just sounds like a donation that isn’t tax deductable or an investment that isn’t going to have any returns. It’s not as if the people putting these windmills up are non-profit, they are making money, so if I put the front money, I should be a shareholder in their company.
I would like to know if there is a way to invest in green energy producers the way you would invest in any new business venture, because at least I would that way get a little return on my investment of helping to put up the wind mills or solar panels instead of just paying more to put them up so I can have the pleasure of buying green electricity from the people who I gave money to start their business.
- Solar Energy: How Many Liberals And Democrat Would Be Willing To Invest Their OWN MONEY In Green Energy And Solar Panels? (12/4/2011)
- Solar Producer: Is The Notion Of Alternative Energy Being Economically Viable Wishing Thinking? (5/6/2011)
- Solar Products: Is Creating An Online Store For Green Energy Products A Good Idea? (6/28/2011)
- Solar Products: Why Are Green Products So Expensive? (8/17/2011)
- has anyone had any experience with a “energy saving program” called “Green Monster?