This post brought to you by Sauer Energy. All opinions are 100% mine.
Dear Energy Companies,
Guys, something’s gotta give. This summer, I experienced one of the most appalling things in my entire life: a $500 electricity bill. Despite having an energy saving air conditioner, keeping lights off during the day and employing other power saving techniques, I was half a grand deep and pretty disgusted. How in the world did keeping my food cold and myself from overheating for a month start to cost over a week’s worth of wages? Something ain’t right.
And it’s not just the summer months that are costing me an arm and a leg anymore. Energy costs keep going up in general- 1.9% in the last year alone, if the statistics are right, and it doesn’t look much better for 2012. I know you guys are in the business of making money and all, but I can’t really afford much more.
It also just doesn’t feel right to be paying so much for something that’s so terrible for the planet. I mean, come on – the way you guys make electricity eats up our ozone layer, pollutes the air, kills animals… remember those schools of fish and flocks of birds dying without explanation? Well, I’m pretty sure there is an explanation, and it’s BURNING COAL TO MAKE ENERGY. Plus, we breathe it all in. With cancer rates on the rise, I don’t think it’s a far leap to say that the old techniques are no longer working and we need to begin to figure out a new approach to power, not just in the US but worldwide.
Apparently there are more and more alternatives to you big companies every day. I’d heard of solar energy before, but wind power has recently been gaining popularity, even though the methods used so far aren’t necessarily the most efficient. But then I found out about Sauer Energy – they seem to have figured out how to get the most out of wind energy, by inventing something called the vertical-axis wind turbine.
Seriously, energy companies. Are you guys listening?
Sauer’s turbines can collect wind from all directions simultaneously and work regardless of the weather. I used to think I would live somewhere super windy, like Chicago or something, for it to work, but apparently not. These turbines can pick up even the slightest breeze and turn it into energy. BREEZE CAN LIGHT MY HOUSE, GUYS. Their WindCharger spins and it makes direct energy you can use – think Ben Franklin with his kite in the lightning storm . And get this, if my Sauer turbine makes more energy than I use, my meter turns backwards and I pocket the cash… which I’d apparently need to pay back this ridiculous $500 you charged me, energy companies!
If that wasn’t enough to convince me to change, WindChargers don’t require maintenance and are self-sustaining – no oiling or greasing required. They also won’t kill any of our fine feathered friends (cough cough), so animals will also reap the benefits. Sauer’s generators are small enough to fit on my roof, too, so not only is it not going to make my house look like a hot mess, but it also won’t decrease property value. Not that I know much about real estate, but I know that the value of anything decreasing is never good.
Listen, energy company. You can no longer entice me with your government savings programs or any of that bull. Sauer’s wind turbines aren’t eligible for them, sure, but those programs also expire. Savings from wind energy come in smaller increments but they last as long as the product does, which is about 20 years. I don’t even think we have enough coal for 20 years at this rate, and I’d hate to see what it’d be like if we did.
Besides electricity and a bill I can barely afford to pay, you know what else you’ve given me, energy companies? Grief. Sauer won’t give me that, but it will give me clean energy at home AND the chance to put clean energy on the road. They’re even running a contest right now to give away an awesome Vespa LX 50 4V – one of the greenest and most cost effective vehicles around. Yes, you can Win a Vespa! Vespas get up at 75 MPG, which I imagine would be enough to drive to your headquarters and smack you, energy companies.
So I’m spreading the news and telling all my friends to enter to win one of these bad boys, too. There are two ways to enter:
1. Leave a comment below with what colour Vespa you’d choose if you won
It’s that simple! So not only could I be done with you for good, energy companies, but I could also be driving in style.