My wife, Sheryl, and I have a townhouse at Crown Harbor in Alameda, California. In a series of blog posts, I outlined the process we followed in 2011 to make some energy improvements to our home:
- A Modest Proposal: Results of My Home Energy Audit
- A Modest Proposal: Improvements based on My Home Energy Audit
In 2013, we signed up for green energy supplied by the city of Alameda.
I entitled the modest proposal blog posts based on the fact that we wanted to spend a modest amount of money in exchange for modest savings. As the years have passed, I shared the monetary results. If I wanted to be really accurate, I could have expressed the energy reduction in terms of units of energy (e.g., kilowatt hours) instead of dollars. I mention this because by signing up for Alameda Green, Sheryl and I volunteered to pay more for our energy in exchange for not polluting the planet. Had we not done that, our dollar savings…