Question by The Light of Truth: Why are more “Green Energy” Firms Failing? How long could ANY of them last without CONSTANT Subsibization?
In fact, how much better off would the Entire Globe be without Liberals, Democrats and Socialists spending all of our money on Themselves and Useless, Childish Activities?
@Sam, I get plenty Q’s deleted when telling the truth…
Answer by cargo pilot III Flyin’ Mayan There is only so many BTU’s in a square foot of sunlight. Green energy just isn’t ready and may never will be. Throwing away trillions of taxpayer dollars won’t get more energy from where it doesn’t exist.
Question by winterburn_98: How much more energy is used to produced a compact flourescent light bulb compared to a standard bulb?
We are being urged to but compact flourescent light buld because theu consume about 20% of the energey of an equivalent incandescent ( traditional) light bulb. No one ever seems to ask how much more energy is used in the manufacture of these “Low Energy” bulbs. Does anyone know ?
Answer by Coldstream Greenie if you ever open a CFL – you will find lots of electronic devices in it – they are costly – but the amount of energy required to assemble the CFL is far less as compared to normal bulbs – why? because the wave soldering machines meant to assemble the CFL runs into few kilowatts only. The robotic conveyor system is used in both the processes – so no difference there. Manufacturing cost of Tubes may be bit higher than ordinary globes.
BUT – after manufacturing of every bulb – it is also tested for couple of times – for example it was tested for an hour. which means a 100 watt bulb wastes 0.1 units of energy,. same way ordinary household CFL(23 watts) will waste 0.023 units for an hour of testing – you can calculate how many ordinary bulbs are manufactured in one day and how much energy was saved in that process.
For example: 85 watts of CFL will produce Light intensity equivalent to 400 watts of normal bulb and it will definately save 80% of electricity.
If you require a 400watt ordinary bulb to lightup certain area for an hour. you will spend 0.4 units. Assuming the unit of energy costs $ 0.30 then you will spend $ 0.12 an hour for lighting up that area.
Whereas with CFL you will use 85 watts of bulb as lumen intensity is equivalent to 400 watts, which means you will spend 0.085 units an hour and total cost shall be $ 0.0255. Now you can calc the savings !!!!!!!!
Question by Patches O’Houlihan: Since wind farms have killed more people than nuclear power plants, should wind farms be outlawed?
Can it possibly get any better? A sacred “green energy” boondoggle of the left has killed more people in the U.S. than nuclear power plants. Made my day when I heard that.
Answer by Libs, Zero Tolerance As soon as we outlaw planes, trains, and automobiles.
Question by mendoncadam: If i have a grid-tied solar system that generates more than i use, is the electric company required to pay me?
I know green mountain energy started a program where they pay customers who have a system that generates more electricity than they use.
is this true for all electric companies in all states?
i am in Texas. i have reliant energy.
Answer by Gooch You will have to check with your individual energy company. Some do what is called net meterign which credits you for the excess.
Question by Stephen: Why are longer electricity terms more expensive than short ones?
A monthly plan costs 11.9kwh variable.
A 12 month plan costs 12.4kwh fixed.
A 24 month plan costs 13.5kwh fixed.
Why is the longer plan more expensive? Shouldn’t it be the other way around? It is like this on all of the plans I’ve been looking at. I’m in DFW TX in the Oncor service area if that helps.
Answer by towanda go to www.powertochose.org. . .then search until you find the spot that lists all the companies and all the rates with all the particulars. Variable rates usually start low and then go up and go up a lot. This site will guide you if you need help so that you ask the question you should when you apply for electicity. I’m in south Texas and pay 11.3 fixed rate and there is a monthly fee unless I use over a certain amount which I don’t. When I figured out all the other companies with fixed rates, the one for Champion Energy was the lowest. This site favors some companies with easy access but, like I said, search until you get the long list. Then I went to individual sites to make sure the offer was valid. When I had Reliant Energy, which has just been bought out or is about to be, they offered me one rate and then when I called in they refused to give me the offer they mailed me, so watch all of them like a hawk. So to answer your question, the variable rate will go up and be much higher. For the second two the company is betting that the cost of electricity will go up and if you want to sock in a two year term, they want more $ . Some even offer 6 month contracts. Too much hassle for electricity. . .There are also other variable to consider when purchasing electricity and the site will fill you in.
Question by Andy S: Anyone else have their Amigo Energy bill more than double in the last 3 months?
In March, our rate was 11 cents per kilowatt hour. In June, it jumped up to 24 cents. Told them to put down the crack pipe and switched providers. We had been with them for 2 years and other than an occasional billing issue (no bill received or payment lost in their online payment system), we were fairly pleased.
Answer by hsrch I have heard comments from Amigo customers regarding their variable rate contracts. Amigo may be OK as a fixed-rate provider but not a a variable-rate one.