According to an article in The Wall Street Journal by June Fletcher, a San Francisco engineering firm tacks a modest surcharge on to every bill to help pay for the company’s own renewable energy credits as a way of reducing its carbon footprint. If a business alters its ways to go green, but results in an extra cost, it makes sense that they have to recover that expense to maintain their profit. I do not think that they should make it optional by asking only green oriented buyers to pay the price. It would be wise for them to explain the reason for the increase. Of course it is possible that going green might even lower their overall costs.
If a company’s overhead goes up, they are going to find a way to offset the additional cost. The easiest fix is usually an increase in the price to the consumer. How many of us would tell our children that if making and selling lemonade cost $0.40 a glass instead of $0.10 a glass because they decided to serve it in bio-degradable containers, they should still sell it for $0.25 and just forget about the extra cost because it... [continues]
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