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50%? 36%? 18%? PG&E Wants to Hike Electricity and Gas Rates. But There’s Confusion Over How High.

50%? 36%? 18%? PG&E Wants to Hike Electricity and Gas Rates. But There’s Confusion Over How High.

Source: GV Wire  |  By Nancy Price THE PAIN IS REAL. Pacific Gas and Electric is seeking an increase in electricity and gas rates from the California Public Utilities Commission, a request that has produced a growing storm of critical voices from consumers whose...

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Energy EquityEnergy InsecurityIn the NewsRate HikesSolar
Can Californians Afford All-Electric Zero Carbon Goals as Power Costs Skyrocket?

Can Californians Afford All-Electric Zero Carbon Goals as Power Costs Skyrocket?

Rising electricity rates in California are on a “collision course” with the state’s goal to achieve zero carbon emissions by 2045, says Mark Toney, one of the state’s leading advocates for clean and affordable energy. “Unless we can moderate the electricity rates,...

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Energy InsecurityIn the NewsPG&E
Tales From the Dark: Why My Power Is Still Out 10 Days After a Storm — and Counting

Tales From the Dark: Why My Power Is Still Out 10 Days After a Storm — and Counting

Source: KQED  |  By Farida Jhabvala Romero I never paid much attention to my house’s electrical panel, until a huge blue spruce next door crashed down on our driveway and adjacent power lines, ripping my panel off the wall during a storm on January 4. Immediately,...

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Energy InsecurityIn the NewsPG&E
Mass storm outages bring misery across California, exposing power grid’s vulnerabilities

Mass storm outages bring misery across California, exposing power grid’s vulnerabilities

Source: Los Angeles Times  |  By Grace Toohey David Higares was on his fourth day without power in his Morada home in San Joaquin County when he woke up to indoor temperatures barely above 50 degrees. His lights had flickered twice since his neighborhood outside...

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Energy InsecurityIn the NewsSDG&E
California looks at ways to curb soaring natural gas bills for SDG&E and other consumers

California looks at ways to curb soaring natural gas bills for SDG&E and other consumers

Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune  |  By Rob Nikolewski (This story is a San Diego Union-Tribune subscriber exclusive.) The California Public Utilities Commission and its independent arm that looks out for ratepayers is looking at measures — at least in the short...

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Energy InsecurityIn the NewsSMUD
Thousands in Sacramento lost power for 3 days or more. Can SMUD do more for vulnerable seniors?

Thousands in Sacramento lost power for 3 days or more. Can SMUD do more for vulnerable seniors?

Source: The Sacramento Bee  |  By Cathie Anderson Only an air mattress separates Sacramento resident Linda Barnard, 73, from the frame of her hospital bed, an electrical pump steadily alternating the pressure to prevent pressure sores and to improve her blood...

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Energy EquityEnergy InsecurityIn the News
Want to estimate your monthly energy bill in a new home — before you buy it? This new service may help.

Want to estimate your monthly energy bill in a new home — before you buy it? This new service may help.

Source: MarketWatch  |  By Aarthi Swaminathan A new feature from a brokerage can help home shoppers estimate monthly utilities payments Home shoppers often try to estimate the cost of monthly utilities payments for prospective homes by quizzing real-estate agents....

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