Posts Tagged ‘utilities’

SMUD’s Creative Rate Increase Lingo

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

Katy Grimes: The Sacramento Municipal Utility District is changing some of its rate terminology in order to charge higher rates. The utility company claims that it really is "an effort to better define for customers what they are paying for and why, to introduce customers to some new concepts, and ...

$2 Billion Solar Rebates Program Broke

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

APRIL 6, 2011 By KATY GRIMES California legislators are pushing a bill through the system for a bankrupt solar subsidy program, despite a $200 million shortfall. And while the large shortfall would make most subsidy beneficiaries go belly-up, California legislators seem willing to make sure the de...

Green Energy Bill Headed to Gov.

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

MARCH 30, 2011 By KATY GRIMES A bill that would increase California’s energy costs by $7 billion finally made it through the Assembly on Tuesday. It's headed to Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk for his signature. The bill is SB X1 2 by Sen. Joe Simitian, D-Palo Alto. It had been presented twice prev...