If you pay a lot for power…

… then you probably don’t rely on coal.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported on June 2 that,

If you were paying a lot for power in 2008 and you were not from Hawaii, you were probably living in the Northeast or California. All of the remaining utilities with the 10 highest power prices in 2008 were located in California, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Massachusetts…

The cheapest power prices in the United States in 2008 were again found in the Midwest and Southeast, where utilities with ample coal-fired generation supply were able to offer customers prices frequently less than 6 cents or 7 cents per kWh on average across customer classes.

The anti-coal nature of cap-and-trade will ensure that all of us pay a lot for power and everything else that is produced by means of electricity — i.e., all goods and services.


2 thoughts on “If you pay a lot for power…”

  1. Nuclear power would beat all in costs, if the regulatory process and the endless lawsuits were curtailed. Isn’t it about time the lawsuits get shutdown?

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