How can Cheap Electricity lead to Big Energy Bills?

This article from Clean Technica does a great job of summarizing those states lagging behind in setting standards for their energy consumers.  Yes, it seems counter-intuitive, but much like driving a car with a V-8 engine, it doesn’t matter how cheap the gas is if your consumption rate is still high… comparatively it is costing you more than average to drive.

Happy Savings,

JoueFool

In Alabama, electric utilities charge 10.67 cents/kWh, and households pay an average $147.69/month for electricity. Similarly, in South Carolina, rates are 10.5 cents/kWh, and monthly bills are $137.59/month. Compare Alabama and South Carolina to Massachusetts and California, two states with aggressive energy efficiency efforts. Massachusetts’ electric rates are high, averaging $14.59 cents/kWh, but monthly bills are low, only $97.34. California, too, has high rates of 14.75 cents/kWh and low monthly bills of $82.85. Clean Technica (http://s.tt/1kL4j)
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