Thursday, December 19, 2019

“Xcel’s Fixed Revenue” song lyrics


“Xcel’s Fixed Revenue” by Lee Samelson sung at Rally Sept 10th, 2020

 (Verses in Blue) (Chorus in Red) (Bridge in Black Ink) 

Sung to the Tune of “Electric Avenue” by Eddy Grant 

 

Working so hard for fair studies,

To prove what’s in the public need,

Legalized monopoly power,

Blocks truth and transparency,

 

‘Cause we’ve been locked in to Xcel’s Fixed Revenue, as our monopoly supplier,

We don’t want to pay for Sherco Gas Units for 40 years hereafter!

 

Working so hard for our planet,

Let’s own that great solar PV,

Legalized monopoly power,

Blocks local-owned clean energy,

 

‘Cause we’ve been locked in to Xcel’s Fixed Revenue, as our monopoly supplier,

We don’t want to pay for Sherco Gas Units for 40 years hereafter!

 

Out on the grid its outdated,

Be wary of stranded assets,

They see us as captive ratepayers,

On the hook to pay off their debt,

 

‘Cause we’ve been locked in to Xcel’s Fixed Revenue, and what do they conspire?

We don’t want to build new Fossil Gas Burners and watch our Earth expire!

 

Who is to blame for the rate hikes?

Unwise investments abound,

We’ve had no say in the process,

Now grassroots leverage wins progress! 

 

As we comment onto Xcel’s IRP, we’re feeling so inspired,

They set the standard to go carbon-free, and then we’ll take it higher!

 

The Contact with HERC ---Rip!!  Incinerators ---Rip!!

Just down the street--- Rip!!… In the North of town--- Let’s sing it once more!

 

As we comment onto Xcel’s IRP, we’re feeling so inspired,

They set the standard to go carbon-free, and then we’ll take it higher! 



“Xcel’s Fixed Revenue”  version sung at rally Oct 21st, 2019

Working so hard for fair studies,
To prove what we really do need,
Legalized monopoly power,                   
Blocks truth and transparency, 

‘Cause we’ve been locked in to Xcel’s Fixed Revenue, and what do they conspire? 
We don’t want to pay for Sherco Gas Units for 40 years hereafter 

Working so hard for the planet,  
Let’s own that great solar PV,
Legalized monopoly power,
Blocks local-owned clean energy, 

‘Cause we’ve been locked in to Xcel’s Fixed Revenue, and what do they conspire? 
We don’t want to pay for Sherco Gas Units for 40 years hereafter 

Out on the grid its outdated, 
Be wary of stranded assets,   
They see us as captive ratepayers,
On the hook to pay off their debt,

‘Cause we’ve been locked in to Xcel’s Fixed Revenue, as our monopoly supplier 
We don’t want to pay for Sherco Gas Units or else our earth expires.  

Who is to blame for the rate hikes,
Unwise investments abound,
We’ve had no say in the process,
Now grassroots leverage wins progress! 

As we speak tonight on Xcel’s IRP, we’re feeling so inspired
They set the standard to go carbon-free, and then we’ll take it higher ! 

38th Street ---Riiip, 38th Street ---Riiip   (Let’s sing it once more!)

As we speak tonight on Xcel’s IRP, we’re feeling so inspired
They set the standard to go carbon-free, and then we’ll take it higher ! 

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