Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Edifying Fact for Wednesday...from the Pages of Greasy Rider

A 100-foot wind turbine outside a new LEED-certified home can provide enough power to cover the entire home's heat and electricity. The cost to pay for that wind turbine in many states: $150 a month (if tacked onto a 30-year mortgage, and including interest). My average cost for utilities a month: $300, and it's getting higher all the time. I can't even imagine what it'll be in 20 years, compared to the green home owner, who is still only paying $150 a month. Page 67 in Greasy Rider.

See how this whole "environmental" thing is totally going to wreck our economy? Me neither.