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Equity issues in TOU rate design

I attended the Center for Research into Regulated Industries (CRRI) Western Conference last week, which includes many of the economists working on various energy regulatory issues in California. 634 more words

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IMF demands will make most Ukrainians homeless - Finance Minister of Ukraine

So, is Finance Minister Natalie Jaresko waking up to reality?

From Fort Russ

May 14, 2015
Translated by Kristina Rus

Fulfilling the requirements of the IMF will make the majority of Ukrainians homeless – said the Minister of Finance of Ukraine, according to Ukrainian portal MIGnews. 359 more words

Missouri utility regulator updates increase for Ameren users

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – The largest electric utility in Missouri will be able to charge an additional $121.5 million to its customers starting May 12. 106 more words


One university’s attempt to reduce energy waste at work

If you work outside your home, chances are you don’t pay (directly) for the energy you use at work. At my place of work, the UC Berkeley campus, most employees never see – let alone pay – their energy bills. 803 more words

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A look at how commercial and institutional building energy use can be reduced by providing price signals.

Davis to look at Community Choice Energy

After calling a halt to the deeper exploration of an electric publicly-owned utility, the city has turned to an easier mountain to climb in… 187 more words

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Headlines/Briefs/Opinions for January 29


  • Utility rates under scrutiny
  • Student’s ‘radio show’ lands him in trouble

  • Faith inspires, infuses Station’s art
  • Rembrandt works given to Wingate University



Three key steps in designing rates for solar power

KQED posted a good summary of how solar power is driving the residential rate design rulemaking at the CPUC. (M.Cubed works for EDF there.) I offer three steps that should be taken to address the issues of how to change ratemaking for a changing energy marketplace: 257 more words

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