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Residential Consumers Should Consider Power-Saving Products As Government Rebate Plans Get Scrapped

26 August 2011

Florida Power & Light’s proposed rebates for consumers who meet better energy conservation goals have been scrapped by regulators of the state causing reversal actions to take place on a decision that was made earlier in 2011 that established new goals set by the group.

Consumers would have been provided with free light bulbs and heater blankets as well as money rebates on tune-up and replacement services for common appliances that were to use up a lot of energy. However, speculations have been made and the conclusion that these speculations have come to indicate that it would cost even more to keep up with such rebates than it would to have them continually consume energy without such energy-efficiency goals in mind.

It seems that the government has grown relatively concerned about major utilities as well as the expenses which would have to go into bigger energy saving programs which would cost the government even more in the event that consumers were to end up not adhering to these programs.

It was also noted that discounts for business groups that were to use more power and provide more job opportunities would have been granted discounts. However, such steps would only negatively affect residential consumers who would fail to qualify for such discounts for obvious reasons.

Whether it would be wrong for business groups to spend more on energy saving is still something that is heatedly being debated upon since business groups claim that monthly electrical expenses will definitely go up by thousands, and such expenses will only prove to be detrimental to the goal of achieving economic recovery.

While business groups and government agencies continue to tackle the subject of energy conservation and other righteous goals for the future, the fact about today’s residential consumers remains the same: residential consumers are still entitled to their own means of energy conservation whether it is in the form of power-saving products or other means of energy saving methods. What counts is that people are more aware of the current situation, especially since the economy is still in the process of improving towards full recovery.

In the event that any other energy conservation plans end up scrapped just like the aforementioned proposal above, it is only fine time that people learned to find their own approach to energy conservation even if it is going to cost a relative amount of money to invest in today’s power-saving products. At the end of the day, there will always be benefits from taking such steps that are better than having to wait for the government to approve of conservation goals that will only give business groups the better end of the deal.

Joan Vonnegut
Power-Saving Products

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