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State Utility Regulators Pitch Electricity Affordability Criteria, Ponder Blue Sky Proposals

Regulatory affordability criteria to help control the state’s skyrocketing electricity rates were the starting point of a Feb. 28 California Public Utilities Commission conference.

California regulators must act because “there are people that have to choose between utility services and groceries,” said Abigail Solis, Manager of Sustainable Energy Solutions for Self-Help Enterprises. Regulators must “remove […]

March 2, 2022|

Utility Earnings: Rate Bases for Sempra Firms in Calif., Tex. Triple Over Four Years

Edison International, the parent company of Southern California Edison, reported annual earnings for 2021 a bit higher than the previous year, at $759 million, or $2.00 per share, compared to $739 million, or $1.98 per share, for 2020. Southern California Edison’s income rose to $829 million compared to $810 million in 2020.

The parent corporation […]

February 28, 2022|

FERC Tackles Natural Gas Pipeline Project Climate Emissions

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is proposing to revise its highly controversial gas pipeline certification process by establishing an unprecedented framework that accounts for climate, environmental justice, and landowner impacts.

“Right now, we have a mess on our hands,” said FERC Chair Rich Glick, who heads up the Democrat-controlled commission, at its Feb. 17 meeting, […]

February 17, 2022|

PG&E’s Power Customers Hit with 20% Rate Hike

Electricity rates for Pacific Gas & Electric customers will rise an additional 12% this year, on top of an 8% increase they began seeing last month.

Depending on who you talk to, PG&E residential ratepayers will see average monthly bill increases $16–$30 above what they paid in 2021. The CPUC projects an average increase for […]

February 10, 2022|
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