There is more to good energy than being green. Utility companies and generators of power are depending more on government legislature than ever before to run their businesses by helping to grow the infrastructure and expand the number of existing plants. This is being acheived by the legislation's passing bills of approval that increase rates to cover costs. Although some rate increases are capped, others are not and in some cases the cap only protects the consumer to a limit. If the consumer is made to pay these increases, the cost is passed on to the business, which may give that business more incentive to pack up headquarters and move out of your state to receive more favorable bottom-line expenditures elsewhere. Will these companies be asking for not only tax breaks when they move but also energy relief?
Whatever happened to private companies (utility and generators) running their businesses as a business and not as a government dependant? Will the deregulation in other areas of the energy markets curb this problem and future nightmare? Healthy compition forces businesses to be the best at what they do to stay in business and grow. No one should have a problem with energy companies making money as long as it's on the same playing field as other industries.
Jason Reynolds, CEO