Thursday, August 5, 2010

Business Group to Track Cost of Green Energy

Business Group to Track Cost of Green Energy

... An association of Massachusetts businesses that have been upset about Gov. Deval Patrick Patrick’s green and renewable energy programs plans to launch an online calculator designed to estimate the cost of government environmental programs for businesses and individuals, according to a report in the Boston Herald.

The group, known as the Associated Industries of Massachusetts (AIM) said the “energy surcharge calculator” will allow businesses to type in the amount of energy they use, and see an estimate of how much the government’s environmental initiatives are adding to their electricity bill. According to AIM, the programs add a combined $206 million per year for the next 15 years.

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