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How much extra would you be willing to pay for your electricity to come from a green source, such as solar or wind?

Asked at Lawrence Public Library on January 19, 2016

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Photo of Claudean McKellips

“25 percent more, sure.”

Photo of Danny Bailey

“I’m living in a homeless shelter, but I’d be willing to pay extra for it — I’d pay 20 percent extra.”

Photo of Hannah Gallagher

“Maybe $100 per month.”

Photo of Jacob Rude

“I’d say probably $20 per month.”


Maddy Griffin 2 years, 4 months ago

Why would you pay more for energy that costs less to producs.? Sounds like someone is trying to "cash in" heavily on a new product that takes us in the direction we should be going anyway. Good old American greed. It will be the end of all of us.

Bob Smith 2 years, 4 months ago

Expensive infrastructure has to be built and maintained for wind and solar power generation plus traditional power plants have to be maintained to make power at night or when the wind is too strong or too week. All that has to be paid for.

Dorothy Hoyt-Reed 2 years, 4 months ago

We have solar panels that are hooked into the grid. Our level monthly payment went from $150 to around $40. Since we are leasing, the lease and the electric bill is about $100, so a good $50 savings.

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