Thomas D. Elias: Regulator's secrecy keeps us in dark on future utility bills
Editorial: Obama's State of the Union address touched on issues close to home -- Immigration, teachers' pay, energy of concern There was public indignation when this column revealed late last year the secrecy maintained by the state Public Utilities Commission as it regulates the siting, building and design of several massive solar thermal ... (more)
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#1 Jan 31, 2012
"Another clue came in a March 2011 document filed by PG&E detailing its energy procurement plans. In that one, the company noted that at the time it charged most industrial customers about 15.1 cents per kilowatt hour for power, but that by 2020, the cost would be 22 cents. So electricity in PG&E's territory will cost about 50 percent more eight years from now - and most of that new cost will probably come from solar and wind energy projects."
Is this the "baseline" rate with higher rate tiers above this? Now is the time to put some solar PV on your roof to reduce or eliminate monthly electric bills. By the time the increase arrives you will have the system paid for. www.dsireusa.org
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