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Old 02-15-2009, 10:28 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Frank Lee View Post
The COOP is always going on about conserve, conserve, conserve. BUT they give price breaks to large consumers! If they were serious about motivating customers to use less, like I do, shouldn't that be the other way around?
Natural Gas and Electricity here are the same way - you get double charged for the first so many BTUs or KWh, then once you get above what the average household uses, the rate is normal.
I'm sure there's good reason, like the hassle to connect many small users vs. one big user, but it seems unfair - especially the $15 fee the gas company gives me each month just for the privilege of being their customer. I'd ditch gas if I could - my wife likes her gas stove. Maybe a propane tank...
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