Choosing to pay more for wind power

Ken Belson of the New York Times has a brief blog entry (10/17) on ConEdison Solutions’ offering to consumers of a plan to pay more for electricity by supporting wind generation:

…ConEdison Solutions is one of the many energy service companies, or ESCOs, that have also gotten into the [green products] act.

In addition to its regular electric plan, the company offers a wind power program. For an extra 2.5 cents per kilowatt hour used, ConEdison Solutions buys an equal amount of wind power from wind farms in upstate New York and Pennsylvania. A company flier [pdf] says the surcharge would add about 10 percent to the electric bill of a typical New York City residential customer…

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