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Can I Sell My Solar?

Everything you ever wanted to know about net metering Dear Consumer Advisor, I’m considering solar panels.  I don’t use a huge amount of electricity, but I’ve heard I can sell

Lower Gas Price Scams?

Don’t Get Gassed: TURN is not convinced that gas deregulation can save customers money. Dear Consumer Advisor, I’ve received a couple of calls from gas companies claiming they can provide

Puzzled About Time-of-Use Rates

CPUC imposes new rates on small businesses Dear Consumer Advisor, I recently heard from PG&E that my small business, a retail shop in Fresno, is going to be billed differently,

Back-Billing by PG&E—There are Limits!

Slammed by an unexpected huge electric bill? It could be a billing error, and electric companies can only bill residential customers for a period of three months. Dear Consumer Advisor,

Is Big Brother Watching Your Refrigerator?

Is Big Brother in your new Smart Meter? Dear Consumer Advisor, Since my smart meter was put in I’ve got the uncomfortable feeling that big brother is watching me. The

Read This Before Cutting Your Landline!

Get all the information before you make a decision Dear Consumer Advisor, Landline phones are so old-fashioned! Why not get rid of mine and use my cell phone exclusively? Please