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Tampa Electric lights the way to energy efficiency

Tampa Electric appears to be the second investor-owned utility in the country to proceed with a plan to convert 100% of its street lights to efficient LED fixtures. Nearly every street lighting…

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How are TVA's customers reacting to TVA's new electric bills?

Two days ago, SACE released a report by Synapse Energy Economics detailing evidence that the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) changed its electricity prices to favor industrial customers to the tune of $1.4…

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Who has been getting $1.4 billion in rate cuts from TVA?

Beginning in 2011, the Tennessee Valley Authority, the largest government-owned utility in the country, began cutting cutting rates for industrial customers. This wasn't publicly discussed by TVA except as part of a…

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Duke Energy Carolinas wants to charge you $18 each month before you even flip a switch!

  In what feels like the repeating plot line from the movie Groundhog Day, North Carolina's biggest utility is headed back to regulators at the North Carolina Utility Commission asking to hike…

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Staff Update: SACE fighting rate hikes and hidden charges at KUB!

SACE Executive Director Dr. Stephen Smith is at the KUB board meeting in Knoxville to fight rate hikes and hidden charges!   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nC92hhxlJzg

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Statement to KUB: We Deserve a Clean Bill, Reduce These Fixed Fees

Today, I had the opportunity to speak before the KUB Commission (link to Facebook Live at KUB headquarters), sharing my thoughts on a very important issue we are facing - fixed, mandatory charges…

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Clean Line: A TVA Failure of Clean Energy and Environmental Leadership

It has become increasingly clear that the Tennessee Valley Authority is taking a hostile position towards renewable energy. TVA's recent decision to ignore, or flat out reject, renewable energy from the Plains…

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What do "The Last Jedi" and Georgia actually have in common?

At the end of December, just when everyone was focused on the premier of the new Star Wars movie "The Last Jedi" (and the holiday season), the Georgia Public Service Commission ignored…

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A Nobel Prize for a Behavioral Economics Pioneer: Are there Lessons for (Utility) Regulation?

This is a guest post of a blog written by Scott Hempling which originally ran on his law firm's blog in November 2017 here. Richard Thaler has won the Nobel Prize in…

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Overshadowed by coal ash issue, debate continues over Duke Energy’s fixed charge

This is a guest post written by Elizabeth Outz for Southeast Energy News. To read the original post, click here. As a high-profile hearing over Duke Energy’s proposed rate hike in North…