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Washington PostPuerto Rico and USVI Need Funding for Long-Term SolutionsNatural Resources Defense CouncilThis post, authored by Arjun Krishnaswami, originally appeared as a guest post in Luis Martinez's blog. Long before the recent hurricanes, the electric utilities in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) struggled to meet customer needs ...The Lineman Got $63 an Hour. The Utility Was Billed $319 an Hour.New York Timesall 325 news articles »

Natural Resources Defense CouncilMassachusetts Approves Precedential Electric Vehicle ProgramNatural Resources Defense CouncilLate last week, the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) laid the foundation for greater electric vehicle (EV) growth by approving a $45 million charging station program put forth by Eversource—a utility serving 1.4 million electric ...and more »

Sierra Club rips overreliance on coal by some electric utilitiesArkansas Times (blog)The Sierra Club issued a report today that says electric utilities in the Southwest Power Pool have been overusing coal-powered power plants instead of cheaper forms of supply, effectively subsidizing the coal industry. Among those cited in the report ...

Clean Energy News (blog)Alabama PSC's Gift List: Power Company “Nice,” Alabamians “Naughty”?Clean Energy News (blog)In other words, for every hundred dollars they spend on providing electricity, including upgrading outdated coal plants, they get over $113 back from customers. I'd put that kind of gift on my list if I could! For the last five years, we've covered ...

Clean Energy News (blog)Overshadowed by coal ash issue, debate continues over Duke Energy's fixed chargeClean Energy News (blog)The flat charge is now just over $11 for Duke Energy Progress, one of two Duke utilities that provide electric service in the state. Though it does not vary with electricity use, it is lumped in with charges that do – unless customers ask for a ...and more »

Environmental Defense Fund (blog)One step forward, one step back for Ohio policy to fairly compensate solar customersEnvironmental Defense Fund (blog)Rooftop solar provides many benefits to the electric grid, like having no fuel costs and increasing electric grid resiliency – the ability to quickly recover from problems. So how can utilities recognize these benefits and reward people who install ...

Sunshine State News (blog)Rep. Fine Files 'No Pickup, No Pay; No Service, No Sale' LegislationSunshine State News (blog)"When those companies fail to provide the scheduled service, they will be unable to collect the associated revenue," Fine continued. "I believe this check-and-balance will lead to better service responsiveness in monopoly garbage pickup. “Beyond ...and more »

Debate over EV Charging Infrastructure Starts to Power upPhilly.com (blog)There are only several hundred electric-vehicle charging stations in New Jersey, and the discussion about who will build out that infrastructure is not surprisingly beginning to heat up. The issue arose during a hearing on a bill (S-3471) to promote ...

Energy CollectiveNearly Half of All US Electricity Customers Have Smart MetersEnergy CollectiveInstallations of smart meters have more than doubled since 2010—almost half of all U.S. electricity customer accounts now have smart meters. By the end of 2016, U.S. electric utilities had installed about 71 million advanced metering infrastructure ...and more »

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