ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 05, 1977
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(Capitol Hill, DC) Senator Abraham Ribicoff rptdly. says Carter should admit energy plan in shambles and should start over again. President's proposals get a mauling in Senate, mainly from Edward Brooke trying to rescue Carter with bill proposing energy companies charge different rates for different times of day. That practice already in effect in some places.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(Burlington, VT) Mrs. Emma Breen's electric water heater turns off automatically during peak daytime hours. Film shown; Mrs. Breen doesn't object. [Mrs. BREEN - says it's a challenge.] Details given with regard to electric power demands and rates at peak times; power company must use oil-fueled generators during high-demand periods, making electricity cost more. Film shown. Green Mountain Power Company offers plan; details given. The Minyea family, Shellburn, VT, endorse plan; feels it saves them money. Details noted. The Minyea's don't vary routine to take advantage of off-peak rate. Off-peak rates seem to be wave of future.
REPORTER: Bettina Gregory
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