The Energy Trust of Oregon is a big sham. It taxes customers of electric and gas utilities about 3% on their bills. In return the give supposed rebates for purchasing energy efficient appliances or doing energy efficient remodeling. Unfortunately these rebates are useless to average or lower income people who really need help.

The “Trust” is connected with high end appliance manufactures and expensive remodeling companies. Just try to get a rebate on double pane window you purchased at Home Depot and installed yourself.

I paid about $60 in the last year on surcharges on my electric bill. I could use that money more than some rich yuppie who got a rebate on a $5000 gas range.