An acquaintance was delighted a while back when an insulation contractor called her and explained that, if she qualified, she could get free insulation via a Questar / Rocky Mountain Power insulation rebate program. They blew insulation into her attic and she later noticed a drop in her energy usage, which is the whole point of the rebate program.
They did a good job. She didn't have to come up with the money herself. She didn't have to apply for the rebate and wait four months. It was a neat deal for her.
KSL, though, has managed to find something evil in this because -- brace yourself -- the contractor probably made a profit on the deal! What?!! And we assumed it was all pro bono!
This Debbie Dujanovic airs more than her fair share of contrived "exposes," but this may have been the dumbest. In fact, it should tell you something, KSL, when 98% of your commenters agree that the story is stupid, if not outright wrong.
KSL proudly reported that, as a result of their story, the energy companies are reducing their rebates. Great. Let's disincentivize a program that actually works. Now let's do an expose on charitable giving, because I hear that -- brace yourself -- people may be writing it off on their taxes!