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'Green energy is surprisingly unpopular' blog discussion

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Martin's Blogs & Appearances & MoneySavingExpert in the News
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  • Customers on other tariffs are already paying handsomely subsidising home-owners [STRIKE]giving[/STRIKE]selling back to the grid, subsidising landlords for insulation and new boilers, subsidising home-owners for the same, subsidising pre-payment meters, etcetera.

    And those already in green homes or who use a minimum have been savaged by the Ofgem reforms through forced reintroduction of standing charges - they have faced seventy to ninety percent increases in prices for a couple of cycles and are now faced with almost no choice.
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    Moneyer wrote: »
    I take your point, but electricity in the grid is "fungible": energy goes in, energy comes out, but it doesn't really make scientific sense to talk about which energy comes out where.
    Not so much so for the reactive power portion I think (for others, this bit is used for things like starting motors) but National Grid does seem to think that transmisson line capacity into and out of regions is not unlimited. Since the point really is that you don't get green just becuase you pay for green it's probably not worth getting into the physics of transmission lines and the more national cloud-like aspects of the supply. It is an intersting subject, though, as are things like the NE US failure some years back.
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