Cheryl and I received a letter from WE Energies a couple of weeks or so ago outlining a plan to purchase the energy to run our home from environmentally friendly alternatives. So, we got out our calculator and figured that purchasing 100% of our power from environmentally friendly alternatives will only raise our energy bill around $10.00 a month. This is probably because we all ready do our part to conserve and try to keep our usage down.
Then we received our bill — we’re on the budget plan — and our bill (without the new higher charge) went up $14.00! Sure, in the scheme of things, $14.00 isn’t a lot of money, but when you add on the new higher rate in, our bill will end up $24.00 higher per month. <sigh> I might’ve pushed to only purchase 50% of our energy from this program if I had known our budget plan was going to be raised. Then, Cheryl was full of good news this morning and she mentioned that she heard energy prices were going up even higher. <sigh>
Well, I guess we’re all in the same boat! 🙂
On that note, Amazon is launching a new Amazon Green program. So, I thought I’d put up some of the banners in case anyone is interested in purchasing Green products.