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Rebate Debate Over Utility-Sector Cap & Trade Revenues

TURN welcomes new CPUC Commissioner’s new perspective SAN FRANCISCO—Catherine Sandoval has upended AT&T’s hopes of smooth sailing in California over its bid for T-Mobile. Sandoval, a former official with the

PG&E to End Carbon Offset Plan After Few Sign On

A PG&E ratepayer ripoff bites the dust Pacific Gas and Electric Co.’s ClimateSmart program, which lets the utility’s customers go “carbon neutral” for a price, will close at the end

Energy Efficiency Programs Continue, Controversy Remains

Utilities turn energy efficiency into a slush fund. The California Public Utilities Commission’s president will push to continue fully funding energy efficiency programs, despite the Legislature’s recent failure to extend

Green Power For The Empire State Building

TURN explains the devil in the details of Empire State Building green power. Often Renewable Energy Credits add to private profit at public expense, but in this case the long-term

The Yellow Pages Are Green

Seniors, small businesses and cyclists all need the yellow pages. It’s not often that the interests of seniors, cyclists, and small businesses intersect, but we all will be disadvantaged if

CFLs: Good Green or Utility Greenwash?

Will the last person to leave California please turn off the energy efficient lights? TURN exposes utility mismanagement of energy efficiency programs—California consumers subsidize energy-efficient lightbulbs for the entire US