Soon after news broke about Austin Energy’s troubles selling a batch of GreenChoice wind power, the utility announced plans to significantly lower the price.  According to the U.S. Department of Energy, AE’s highly esteemed GreenChoice program is ranked No. 1 in the nation for total kilowatt sales, and since the program has maintained that standing since 2002, it’s no surprise that its sudden stumble attracted national attention.  Some critics of Austin Energy have insisted not only that the utility is overcharging for its GreenChoice Program – a suspicion apparently confirmed when Austin Energy announced plans to lower the rate – but that the GreenChoice program itself hides the costs not of green power but of brown. 

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