Letters to the Editor

June 6, 2014

Energy surcharge

It never fails that during the coldest days of winter and the hottest days of summer when electric usage peaks and nears the breaking point, ERCOT (the Electric Reliability Council of Texas) announces that rolling blackouts will go into effect, lest consumers adjust their thermostats and stop using those dreaded microwaves, clothes dryers, and other hogs of electric power until the crisis passes.

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