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Denver Warns Tow Trucks: Drop The Overcharging

DENVER (CBS4)– On the heels of a CBS4 Investigation that found some Denver tow companies routinely overcharging drivers for “drop fees,” the Denver City Attorney has sent a letter to 110 tow companies warning them that if they continue to break the law by overcharging, they face possible jail time and hefty fines. 398 more words

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PUC looks into possible problems at Oahu's largest generating unit


Oahu’s largest generating unit, an independent 180-megawatt power plant operated by AES, went down Wednesday.

The incident caused Hawaiian Electric to shut off power to large portions of the island. 249 more words

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Hawaiian Electric proposes community solar pilot project

Hawaiian Electric Company is proposing a new pilot project that paves the way for 50 Oahu customers to enjoy the benefits of solar without having to put panels on their rooftops. 316 more words

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Uber Fined $7.3 Million For Withholding Information From California Regulators

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS / AP) — Uber picked up a hefty fare Wednesday when a judge fined the taxi-alternative company $7.3 million for refusing to give California regulators information about its business practices, including accident details and how accessible vehicles are to disabled riders. 265 more words

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Modeling for the Triple Bottom Line

We will never have all the energy data we need, let alone all the assumptions perfect, in this model. It has been a fascinating 6 weeks so far, and I am learning a lot about the human element as well as the data that goes into triple bottom line modeling. 60 more words

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Public Utilities Commission Unanimously Passes Re-Vamped Rate Structure

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com)  —  The Public Utilities Commission on Friday unanimously passed a rate re-vamp.

Californians who use less energy will likely be paying more. Big users will see a price decrease. 303 more words

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Regulators Pass Higher Electricity Rates For Most California Residents

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS/AP) — Most residential customers in California will see their electricity bills increase under a new rate structure passed Friday by state regulators. 421 more words

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