For the past several years we’ve been very happy to get all of our electricity in Brooklyn, NY from wind turbines. We do not have a wind turbine on our home, nor on the property with which we live — we get all of our wind power through our local electricity provider, Con Edison.
Yes, it’s true — wind power is not a thing of a future and is now an easily accessible and established contemporary way of getting your electricity, at least here in New York City.
We don’t wish to go on and on as we have in the past regarding the subject of how great we feel about getting clean wind power over nuclear, coal, natural gas and oil sources of electricity. However, we would like to simply state the fact that wind power has become a much less costly source of electricity over the years — having gone from 20 cents and change, to 18 cents and change, to 14 cents and change to the new low price of 13.1 cent per kWh for the upcoming year’s contract.
We no longer know if we’re paying more for our choice of wind powered electricity, and we don’t care. All we know for certain is that our electric bill has gone down dramatically over what it was back before we ever switched to wind power.
So, should you care to help change the landscape of New York’s sources of electricity, maybe you’d like to join us and living in the era of the Jetsons, finally.
And lastly, in case you were wondering, New York’s electricity is currently sourced by the following: 18% coal, 29% nuclear, 12% oil, 22% natural gas, 17% hydroelectric and 2% other. Yeah, that’s a whole lot of bad things going on so that you can keep that iPhone charged…