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To: CC: BCC: Subject:FW: Announcements! Electricity Deregulation Hi, What I have learned from the Chamber of Commerce is that unless your electric bill is $2000 or more per year it would not justify to switch to another supplier/distributor of electric power. The de-regulation only applies to the distribution part of your bill and the most you can hopefully save is 10%. Deregulation is for the large consumers who can save money by leaving Connectiv. A year ago I asked Connectiv for green power. It took a while to find somebody who understood my question and was then told that green power is not available in Wicomico due to little demand for it.Connectiv is only in the distribution business and has sold off all its power generating plants. Lennart Elmlund Original Message: ----------------- From: email@example.com Date: Sat, 17 Apr 2004 20:50:27 -0700 (PDT) To: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, Prpmstr@aol.com, email@example.com, PXSTEWART@salisbury.edu, Potterbarb@aol.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, DMWAGNER@salisbury.edu, email@example.com, MGBSS1@aol.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, DXLEOUTSAKAS@salisbury.edu, firstname.lastname@example.org, Peacecaster@aol.com, email@example.com Subject: Announcements! 1) A *new* place to post your announcements, progressive "classifieds" etc 2) New GreenDelmarva.org website 3) Tentative answer to Clean Air question 4) Next question: Electricity Choice (What "Choice"?) ============================== 1) This message is from my Salisbury United Progressives comrade Diana Wagner. In *addition* to the calendar of progressive events on http://www.ondelmarva.com/coalition/ there is now a reincarnation of a page with a different purpose: ..namely where you can post personal requests, suggestions, classifieds (want a car pool? looking for a partner for a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) share? want to share (or ask others if you are looking to find) a good health food store, restaurant, place to recycle batteries, buy solar etc, as well as for general discussions. The page is: http://www.ondelmarva.com/coalition/discuss.htm Diana's simple instructions are below, and the main page (http://www.ondelmarva.com/coalition/ will continue to list a progressive EVENTS calendar, in contract to this new page "discuss.htm" where *you* can post items directly. The instructions: Here are the steps: >From the Coalition web site (http://www.ondelmarva.com/coalition/ ), do the following: 1. Click Post a Message to the Forum (on left) (this takes you to http://www.ondelmarva.com/coalition/discuss.htm ) 2. Click the Enter My Forum Button 3. Click Post 4. Complete Fields for your message 5. Click Post (or preview) Message Please share this site with others who may benefit from networking opportunities. Look for the web to be updated this week with April and May events. Please remember that I need more than 1 week's notice (preferably two weeks) to get your events posted. The more notice, the better! Diana http://www.ondelmarva.com/coalition/ firstname.lastname@example.org "That's all nonviolence is - organized love." Joan Baez ============================== 2) http://GreenDelmarva.org and http://GreenDelmarva.com are now full internet domains and officially up (they have identical content mirrored). If you have suggestions of items to add, email me. Also the Peak Oil/Peak Energy page is now moved to http://GreenDelmarva.org/peak/ ============================== 3) As DemocracyNow.org pointed out over half of Americans live in counties with unhealthy air. Cherie Clark on our list (of DNREC conveniently) responds with these thoughts: "You might want to put the question to Maryland DNR. Delaware has monitors in each county: Seaford and Lewes have had failures of the 8 hour standard every year. Wicomico doesn't have the economic structure of the Wilmington-Philadelphia non-attainment areas, but it may have enough transport like Seaford and Lewes to exceed the new one hour standard on its own. Find out whether MD Department of Natural Resources monitor for air quality in Wicomico County. Cherie Clark" Thanks Cherie! ============================== 4) We've all gotten the flyer or seen the billboards, "electric deregulation" and "Electric Choice". Everyone I have spoken too either ignored it, or found it confusing, or else if neither of these first two options, nevertheless does not have a great personal experience to share of a successful switch. Over the summer I would like to look into this in more detail (But welcome email sooner..) has anyone successfully switched from Conectiv? Are there choices that are cheaper, or which use "greener" energy while being about the same price (this are fluid questions since Conectiv is about to change their rates...) or other communitarian, environmental, or personal advantage? If not, let's put our heads together and look into this..and maybe by summertime find together a good option.. By the way, I've always found the term "deregulation" to be Orwellian in its usage when referring to these electric changes by so many states: There are really TWO very SEPARATE issues: 1) whether you open up electric delivery to competition and 2) how much regulation you have. Strangely, 99% of all media discussions pretend that those are one and the same. In fact, there is nothing to prevent carrying out 1), therefore giving consumers more choices, while not having a major reduction in 2). You can reduce some regulation, but not reduce other types of regulation. For example you can still regulate to demand power be available to the poor, to those with life-critical health devices that need electricity -- but also demand that utilities guarantee electricity and are liable for their being enough ..one of the reasons for the Big Blackout is this regulation stopped, so it was profitable for utilities to keep selling but NOT to invest in keeping up and maintaining their plants, since they were no longer liable for there being insufficient capacity). Instead politicians deliberately confuse and combine 1) with 2) and throw out the baby with the bathwater, reducing public-protecting regulations in 2) more than is justified by the opening to competition in 1). Still, let's make the most of 1)... -------------------------------------------------------------------- mail2web - Check your email from the web at http://mail2web.com/ .
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