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Government vs. the Individual Consumer

In Massachusetts a Federal Government Agency has announced plans for a  $2.62 billion ocean -based wind farm energy project called "Cape Wind".  This is not intended to save money, but by charging the Massachusetts consumers more than the market prices of comparable energy will actually cost more.  The article states:

A 2008 law requires Massachusetts utilities to obtain increasing amounts of renewable power and calls for 20 percent of their supply to be renewable power by 2025. The same law tries to make it easier for renewable projects to get financing by requiring utilities to seek long-term deals with them for at least 3 percent of their total demand.
Cape Wind opponents have argued that the project will pose an unnecessary burden for electric ratepayers.
The state's largest utility, National Grid, signed a deal with Cape Wind that the utility said will cost ratepayers $1.2 billion above the projected market price of comparable energy by the time it's done. (See story at Tampa Bay Online)

This is exactly what we do not need from the Federal Government -- even higher priced energy for consumers whose budgets are already being pushed beyond the breaking point.

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