|Received:||1/16/2008 1:00:25 PM|
|Agency:||Federal Trade Commission|
|Rule:||Guides for the Use of Environmental Marketing Claims; Carbon Offsets and Renewable Energy Certificates|
Comments:Below you will find one of many letters I have sent to the NYS attorney general office complaining about the false and misleading information that is included in my elecric bill. I certainly hope that the federal government will require proof of actual emssion savings before sales of green credits. Letter follows For more than a year I have complained about the misleading information that is included in my electric bill. The flyer on wind energy implies a savings to the environment that uses fallacious methods to suggest impacts. It is a misuse of data to imply that when wind energy is generated there is a resultant savings in emissions. According to NYSERDA there is no data to support whether there is any change to emissions when wind is produced or not produced. In, fact there is currently no way to measure this at all. They have a formula that they rely on, but it is not a factual representation of what really happens when wind energy is produced. Now we find that one of the leading wind energy developers Iberdrola is buying RG&E and NYSEG? Through misleading information included in our electric bills, and the RPS, the stage has been set for this foreign company to destroy western NY with installation of huge industrial machines. The NY RPS ( is also an unnecessary burden on NY ratepayers since we already have one of the highest levels of renewables in the country and focuses on wind which does not produce energy during peak electric use in NY State.) What do I expect from the attorney generals office? A return of all funds collected under the misleading wind program, a return to ratepayers of all cost associated with the false advertising included in our bills and a penalty so other companies do not use similar methods to defraud the public.