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Closing the Digital Divide
  by Ana Montes--   Access to the Internet has become today’s new civil rights issue for low-income communities, especially communities of color.
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Consumers Win!  AB 925 Defeated!
Consumers Win! AB 925 Defeated!
Do you want businesses to secretly record your phone calls with them? If not, we've got good news for you!  AB 925, which would have given businesses a free pass on privacy protections, has been defeated. Current law prevents secret…
CA Electric Rates Should Keep Rewarding Conservation
CA Electric Rates Should Keep Rewarding Conservation
TURN said today a proposal by California Public Utilities Commissioner Mike Florio to continue conservation rates, and reject fixed charges, was far better for consumers than a previous CPUC proposal to redesign electric rates.  
PG&E to Pay $1.6 B in San Bruno Penalties
PG&E to Pay $1.6 B in San Bruno Penalties
Thursday, April 9, 2015, San Francisco--TURN said today that while nothing will undo the sorrow and devastation caused by PG&E’s fatal San Bruno explosion, today’s decision by the California Public Utilities Commission to hold PG&E accountable for pipeline neglect with…
Let the Sunshine In!  Ban the Ban on Clotheslines!
Let the Sunshine In! Ban the Ban on Clotheslines!
No matter what your income, you can reduce your carbon footprint, take advantage of solar energy and lower your energy bills with one of the simplest technologies around, the clothesline. Yet Homeowners Associations and Landlords routinely ban clotheslines, and have…
7 Ways to Save Money with Spring Cleaning
7 Ways to Save Money with Spring Cleaning
Springtime Cleaning Can Save Energy and Money!    Make your spring cleaning more rewarding with these energy saving cleaning tips. They'll not only reduce your energy usage, they'll also lower your bills. So grab a rag and get going! Clean Your…
Utilities Want to Give Energy Hogs a Break at Your Expense
Utilities Want to Give Energy Hogs a Break at Your Expense
Scheme Would Eliminate Conservation Incentives Giant utility companies SDG&E, Edison and PG&E want to add fixed monthly charges to your bill and eliminate conservation incentives.  TURN's research indicates that 9 out of 10 customers will see higher bills under the…