Should electric and gas utility companies be allowed to operate as “monopolies?”?

Question by Stan Jasek: Should electric and gas utility companies be allowed to operate as “monopolies?”?
In America we preach the principles of freedom of choice, free enterprise, the power of the individual, and democracy. Yet, when it comes to chosing an electric or gas utility, most Americans only have one choice, dealing with a “monopoly” utility provider. Is this acceptable in today’s world? Most energy providers do not allow the customer to pick whether they want “dirty” energy, “clean” energy, or any other options. We have to accept what they want to provide to us. Is this fair business practice for the 21st century?

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Answer by craftyjem719
NO it’s horrible the monopoly they have going.

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Since wind farms have killed more people than nuclear power plants, should wind farms be outlawed?

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.

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Answer by Libs, Zero Tolerance
As soon as we outlaw planes, trains, and automobiles.

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Since Green Mountain energy is part of B.P. should people switch their electricity to another company?

Question by Candi: Since Green Mountain energy is part of B.P. should people switch their electricity to another company?

They are a diverse company and will not go bankrupt, but should have their assetts frozen.

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Answer by John
Yeah lets make it so they go bankrupt and cant pay for the oil spill great idea.

You do know they didnt cause the leak on purpose right?

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Should I switch from Reliant to Green Mountain Energy?

Question by Expecting May 2010: Should I switch from Reliant to Green Mountain Energy?
If you have done the same, do you have some pros and cons for me?

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Answer by Go Cubs Go
I switched and didn’t notice any difference. I’m not swtcjing back but either one does well.

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Which electric company should I choose?

Question by J Rad: Which electric company should I choose?
I’m moving to Dallas soon and trying to figure out which electric company to choose for my studio apartment. Between these three companies, which would you recommend:
Gexa Energy, Direct Energy or Green Mountain?

I plan to get a fixed rate 12month contract for 100% renewable energy (yay wind!) and these companies all have a similar rate (12cents) for this. I’ve been reading horror stories about electric companies increasing rates and slapping on hidden fees.. What has your experience been with these companies?

Thanks!

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Answer by Dfwteddybear
You can compare them at the website below.
Believe it or not, I have had OK experience with TXU.

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