Heard on my clock radio this morning. A UNH study claims that we don't need to bring down the NH electric rate in order to grow business. They made the further claim that NH electric rates were no worse than the national average. And we didn't need more pipelines to bring in natural gas.
The greenies love this kind of "stuff".
Pure poppycock. My residential electric rate is 25 cents a kilowatt-hour, the nation average is 10 cents a kilowatt hour. Lack of gas pipeline capacity causes radical prices spikes in the cost of natural gas. Which in addition to ripping off those who heat with natural gas, causes price spikes in electric rates, because most electricity is generated by natural gas. When natural gas prices go crazy in a cold January, the electric rates do the same.
Did UNH actually run this study? Or did NHPR misquote them? Who knows? Both groups have enough greenies in them, to support any amount of greenie propaganda.
But that was this morning's news on FM radio.