Democrat PSC Candidate Brad Crabtree Doesn’t Understand How Markets Work
According to Democrat Public Service candidate Brad Crabtree, North Dakotans are using too much energy. He also believes that building new power supplies to meet rising demand would be too expensive, so instead he wants to bribe power companies into encouraging their customers to use less of their product.
Because that…makes sense?
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – North Dakota’s Democratic candidate for the state Public Service Commission says the agency should do much more to promote energy conservation.
Brad Crabtree says demand for electricity is growing. And he says building new power plants is expensive for consumers, because it drives rates up.
Crabtree says the commission needs to give utilities incentives to encourage their customers to save energy.
He says power companies don’t have a reason to promote conservation now, because it means less revenue for them.
Power companies may not have a reason to promote conservation, but power consumers certainly have plenty of incentive to conserve. That’s why mother’s and father’s are endlessly carping at their children about turning off the lights in empty rooms, and shutting the door to keep hot/cold air outside. None of us like to pay higher energy bills. We all strive to conserve, which is why there is no end of energy-saving gizmos and appliances marketed to us, but we all have certain power needs that fit our lifestyles.
Rather than letting the market sort this out, finding the proper balance between power consumption and production, he’d use the government to try and manipulate our power consumption habits. Which is a pretty backward way of looking at things.
But maybe not surprising from someone who once tried to life in an off-the-grid hay bale.
This may be why Crabtree has spent so much of his time this election season repeating bogus allegations of unethical conduct by Republican commissioners over and over again. Crabtree knows that he’s not going to win many votes with this sort of foolishness.Tags: Asshats, Brad Crabtree, North Dakota News