Again, Exxon and other oil companies are in the energy business. What is Exxon going to do when GM starts selling the Volt? And where does any electric company buy the energy needed to fuel their electrical generation capacity? Do you think our existing energy companies have anything to do with that? As for solar panels, I am not aware of any zoning requirement that would mandate every new house to have a solar panel installed, nor do I believe it should. Who suggested that? If the consumer would like to install them they can. TXU has ever increasing demand and could probably use the help of a solar powered kilowat here and there if it would contribute to a secure grid.Originally Posted by FoUTASportscaster
As for the ads in California, if an energy company feels it is in their best interest to run an ad they can do that. Plus, I am reasonably sure you are only offering a very small piece of that story you feel is relevent. And to be totally honest, if some energy company would prefer to keep the "status quo" as you call it so what. They can do that if they feel that is the best way to run their business and keep profit margins in line. It is the consumer that makes the choices that will alter the direction of the energy business just as it has been doing. Maybe you have heard of ethanol, hybrid and flex fuel vehicles, wind power, fuel cells and hydrogen. How many consumers have signed up for wind power? How many hybrids have been sold? Consumers are talking, it is you that is not listening.