I could start a whole NEW blog post on this but keeping it all together works better I think so:
WHT Feb 24, 2012 tells us our State is spending $400,000 (Taxpayer money) to send out letters telling BI residents how to cut back on our electricity consumption.
Are you ready for this? The STATE, with the help of Helco, is trying to get us to save electricity. As we’ve seen already, once we’ve ‘followed their simple recommendations’ and cut back on the amount of electricity we use, Helco will come back again and raise our rates because of the cutbacks in our energy use is killing their profits. SO – someone tell me how this actually helps us as residents of the Big Island?
We recently found via our local paper WHT that “going green” in Hawaii is going to cost more hard-earned money for any “non-green” or not TOTALLY green household in our State! The Big Island will be hit the hardest because we are doing a better job of “going green”. Helco plans to raise our electricity rates even though they are having record profits.
This story is being heard all across America! Even though we keep hearing “Going Green is the RIGHT thing to do”. The forget to add a FEW interesting words to the sentence “but it’s going to COST and YOU – the TAXPAYER are going to pay for it!”
Anyone with a brain could see this coming, from the very beginning of the “Green Push” we have known that it was going to cost us. The “greenie, environmentalists and conservationists” keep trying to shove their “big plan” down our throats, not caring what the cost is to our country or the people who live here.
They keep crying:
- WE MUST REDUCE OUR CONSUMPTION OF NON-RENEWABLE RESOURCES.
- WE MUST REDUCE THE GREENHOUSE GASES WE RELEASE.
If you actually believe that the people of our planet can actually affect how and what “greenhouse gases” are doing to the world I won’t argue the point because I too believe we are contributing to change. BUT if you BELIEVE that AMERICA carrying the burden by ‘going green’ will reverse the problem I think you need to wake up.
Check out google and The history of our planet show us that our planet goes through stages where temperatures rise and fall every ten thousand years (give or take a few).
During the last three (3) years we have seen Obama and his gang give hundreds of millions of dollars to companies pushing their “green” products that have failed and they aren’t the first. I’m NOT saying we should stop trying, I am saying that we need to take a step back and think it through before we further bankrupt our Country. Green Energy is NOT an easy thing to pursue in ANY economy but in todays it actually SUX!
We hear today that America is currently producing almost 80% of the energy we need, and we are increasing production all the time. (Not talking about Hawaii) It’s proof that our dependence on foreign oil in America is on the decline.
The numbers would get even better if Coal production and use were increased, but more regulation is being thrust on them every time they turn around.
Most of us are trying to do our part to help the environment but when you do what you think is right then you get kicked in the teeth by the Government or Electric Companies as a reward – how should we respond or feel?
What would happen if everyone on the island shut off their MAIN circuit breaker for a few hours or even the day? What would the result if it happened across AMERICA?? Would it ‘shock’ them and wake Helco or our State or Federal Government up and let them know we are not happy with what is going on?
Something to think about.