Top Post Dawg
- Nov 18, 2014
- 2011 vw golf tdi(gone to greener pastures), 2001 ford f250 powerstroke
Wow, I'm feeling pretty good about toasting my bread on top of the woodstove now.Now, think about this. If you needed a toaster, because someone said you were forbidden from eating a sandwich without first toasting your bread, and you were told the toaster costs $20 to purchase, would last 1 year, and would cost $1 per month to operate... OK, so then the toaster ends up costing $30, craps out after only 6 months, after costing $2 per month to operate, and now the replacement toaster is $35 and you have to pay a $5 disposal fee for the old toaster. Oh, and you cannot make any toast at night, because every time you fire it up, the neighbor pisses his pants and forgets who he is for half an hour. That's pretty much what happened. Went from $32/yr to $84+/yr. And that cost was supposed to be just schlepped right on over to the consumer. Which is now pissed, because their toasters are costing MORE to operate than they were two years ago with no wind farm "help".
Joking aside, the electric rates in Maine have been skyrocketing over the last 18 months or so. It feels like CMP is punishing us for voting down the hydropower transmission corridor from Quebec.
It does seem to be encouraging home solar installations at least.