Here is a portion of my latest electricity bill from Con Edison:
After the government finished screwing me – with sales taxes, franchise fees and other nonsense – my total bill was $102.
This wasn’t too bad.
If you look at the bottom of the bill, you’ll see that my basic rate is 8.2 cents per kilowatt hour. This is fairly reasonable because the average rate per kilowatt hour, throughout the US, is 12 cents per kilowatt hour.
Unfortunately, throughout the island of Puerto Rico, everyone is paying at least 24 cents per kilowatt hour. This is double the US national average, and nearly three times what I am paying in New York City.
To make matters worse, the Puerto Rico Electrical and Power Authority (PREPA) is planning an additional 4.2 cent rate hike for Puerto Rico.
The hike will go into effect when the power grid is privatized under the management of a hedge fund, or other US corporate bondholder.
There is no other way to put it: Puerto Ricans are getting screwed by their own electric company, by their own government, and by Wall Street…who forced all these rate hikes to occur.
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Thank you for posting this. Seems so unfair and unjust. Isn’t there any recourse?
Everyone in the Senate and legislature in the government of Puerto Rico were given their Christmas bonuses beginning with the sum of $6.000 (six thousand) dollars. If they took all public service employees Christmas bonuses they should have begun with the highest ranking officials down to the lowest. Everybody receives a bonus or nobody gets one . That’s what they should have done.It would’ve been just and the most honorable thing those who were put in office by the people.All the parties included not one did not take up the offer.PIP (independent party), the PPD (commonwealth party), the PNP (statehood party) all took the money not one complained or rejected the injustice of this action.Therefore all are money mongers who are out for their own welfare. The next year’s polls all Puerto Ricans should remember this atrocity and how the government has abused it’s people and pay them back in full by not voting for any of theses parties.
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These homes are called “EarthShips” located in Taos New Mexico. They are completely self-Sustainable homes. Solar Energy. You live completely of the grid.
Will love to see Puerto Rico becomes more
Solar Energy and Wind Energy.
We have so much Sun.
Other places have done it.
In Santa Fe, New Mexico there is a small town, that all the residence homes use Solar Energy power.
The whole place is self sustainable.
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Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
Puerto Ricans have been in a perpetual state of “being screwed” …. Since the Spaniards arrived & since the Americans took over. Maybe I’m realizing that now …. at my current age!!