[Watchdogs] Value of Investing in Renewables Now
billc_lists at greenbuilder.com
Mon Nov 29 03:24:26 CST 2010
At 8:45 PM -0800 11/28/10, Carlos Higgins wrote:
>A couple of you are trying to make the case for investing PEC
>money in green power.
>Can any of you make the case for the PEC Board to spend the owners'
>money for this kind of investment without the owners' prior
>knowledge or consent?
I don't think any of us have argued against that.
>Can you explain how Board members could do this and still claim with
>any credibility that they really believe transparency and
>accountability to the PEC owners is important?
They *could* do this, because we elected them to make that kind of
decision. And we can vote 'em out if we don't like their decisions
(and, thanks to their recent Bylaws work, we can more easily throw
them out before that if enough of us feel the need).
That doesn't mean I think they should make decisions without being
open to member input - and I think you'd agree that they're far more
open to the members' thoughts than those they replaced. It also
doesn't mean that I think they should make decisions in secrecy - and
I don't see them trying to hide the fact that they're talking about
renewable energy. Why do you keep suggesting that they are? You and
I and everyone here knows that they're discussing it. I'd guess that
a fair majority of the power companies in the country are discussing
renewables on one level or another... it's not a big surprise.
Give them your input if you haven't already. Ask some relevant
questions, instead of intimating like some talk-radio host that
there's some Great Conspiracy.
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