Surprise! “Green” Companies Ripping Off Poor, Minority Customers
Gee, who would have thought there could be malfeasance within the “green” economy? There are hundreds of billions, if not trillions, of dollars flowing around the world, much of it government related, with little oversight. The mafia sure seems to like the green economy. Companies take government money then run, often leaving behind environmental messes. Many companies are under investigation for inflating costs. The list of issues is too long to list. Then there’s this
(Daily Caller) Green power companies supplying energy to District of Columbia and Maryland residents are under scrutiny for allegedly luring customers with promises of cheaper monthly energy bills – then jacking up the prices.
Complaints against green energy companies delivering power to D.C. and Maryland residents are on the rise, The Washington Post reports.
The D.C. Office of the People’s Counsel has recorded 145 consumer complaints against seven green power providers this year. Approximately 75 percent of those complaints come from wards that are overwhelmingly minority and have high poverty rates. According to the OPC, many people filing complaints are senior citizens.
The largest number of complains revolve around companies promising that power bills will be cut in half, and by cut in half they mean increase upwards of 50%. The companies seem to target the poor, minorities, and senior citizens, and, fortunately, thanks to all the caterwauling about PEPCO the other year after the issues surrounding a few big storms knocking power out, its been easier for these alternative energy companies to promise the world and then not deliver. Allegedly.
Now, I suspect that Liberals will complain that this has occurred after deregulation, which allows for competition. Interestingly, it seems that the problems are from alternative energy companies.