Why is Electricity Charged For When it is Infinite in Supply?
Grant J. Kidney— Today I received my electric bill and I’ll tell you what- my blood pressure went straight through the roof.
Somehow, someway, my bill totaled over $100 for a month’s worth of usage. There’s only two souls living in my apartment- myself and my girlfriend. Both of us are very frugal when it comes to electric usage and take great caution so as not to leave the lights on when we’re away.
When I first moved in to my current place of residence, I was informed that I would just be paying electricity and nothing else. Turns out the landlord pulled a fast one on us and failed to mention the fact that we would also have to pay for electric heating. Now since I don’t want to freeze to death in my own home, we often turn on the heat to avoid such.
Just last week we received a notice in the mail informing us that our electric company will be raising its prices by what would appear a small margin. However, when tallied up across the company’s base of customers, that small margin becomes a huge margin.
Someone is always at the receiving end of a price hike. When you visit the local grocery store and notice that your favorite peanut butter brand has risen by a dollar and some change, someone somewhere is hoping that you continue to buy said peanut-butter so that they may take home a five thousand fold increase in their net pay. After all, company executives aren’t satisfied owning but six yachts- they most certainly have their eye on a seventh and are willing to milk their customer base dry so as to obtain said yacht.
Struggling just to make ends meat, I honestly can’t say that I can afford a $100 electric bill each month. That being said, as much as I hate being dependent on an ultra-state for assistance, I began searching online for ‘energy welfare’ in my state of residence. Upon running a Google search, I stumbled upon the ‘Iowa Bureau of Energy Assistance’ which prides itself on helping low-income types pay their electric bills.
This Bureau of Energy Assistance wouldn’t even have to exist if energy companies simply admitted the truth- energy is infinite in supply and should thus come at such a small price tag that no one would even bother to notice.
LISTEN: Grant J. Kidney calls up electric company to complain
The basic law of economics states that the more there is of something in supply, cost should be naturally low. The fact that electricity flows throughout the ionosphere and lights up the sky in the form of lightning stands testament to energy’s abundance on planet Earth.
Scientist Nikola Tesla devised various methods to empower the entire globe for free. The Serbian born genius proved that electricity could be harnessed from the ionosphere and transmitted in a wireless fashion to all the world. Of course those in high places who sought to make a profit at the people’s expense were threatened by Tesla’s work and thus buried all of his research and blacklisted him from the history books.
The law of supply and demand is enough of a ground for me to make a strong case against my electric company for defrauding me of my hard-earned income. Today I will be calling the electric company and giving them a strong piece of my mind. Stay tuned for updates on this front.