Save-a-Watt won't save the poor | Letters to the Editor | Indy Week
Pin It
Duke Energy wants us to save money and then give the savings back to them.

Save-a-Watt won't save the poor 

We are living in a time when more families are looking for ways to save money. Energy efficiency and energy conservation is the first line of defense in keeping our utility costs down.

Duke Energy has a proposal before the North Carolina Utilities Commission that asks for money to teach energy conservation and gives the savings back to the utility company ("Save-a-Watt: Not the brightest bulb in the box," Aug. 6). They want us to save money and then give the savings back to them. The problem with this proposal is that it shifts the burden onto the renting poor and people on fixed incomes who can't afford to fix their homes. This proposal will have the poor subsidizing those who can make their home energy efficient and save energy. Does the Utilities Commission believe slumlords will fix up their properties when they don't pay the utility bill?

The Rev. Melvin Whitley

  • Duke Energy wants us to save money and then give the savings back to them.


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

INDY Week publishes all kinds of comments, but we don't publish everything.

  • Comments that are not contributing to the conversation will be removed.
  • Comments that include ad hominem attacks will also be removed.
  • Please do not copy and paste the full text of a press release.

Permitted HTML:
  • To create paragraphs in your comment, type <p> at the start of a paragraph and </p> at the end of each paragraph.
  • To create bold text, type <b>bolded text</b> (please note the closing tag, </b>).
  • To create italicized text, type <i>italicized text</i> (please note the closing tag, </i>).
  • Proper web addresses will automatically become links.

Latest videos from the INDY

Twitter Activity


First of all after reading all the stuff about the Human Kindness Foundation I feel good to understand that all …

by desmondb5 on Going off about Lozoff (Letters to the Editor)

Memo to Matt Victoriano: thank you for injecting some reality based on experience into this discussion.

by ProudlyUnaffiliated on Re: Dix Park; American Sniper (Letters to the Editor)

© 2015 Indy Week • 201 W. Main St., Suite 101, Durham, NC 27701 • phone 919-286-1972 • fax 919-286-4274
RSS Feeds | Powered by Foundation