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Taxpayer-funded federal agency shows utility companies and regulators how to game the system and charge the public to “restore profitiability” and “mitigate financial impacts” from conservation, efficiency, and solar

From Electricity Markets and Policy Group, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory PDF New LBNL report finds earnings impacts to utility shareholders can be mitigated through many existing ratemaking and regulatory approaches but with important implications for customer rates and bills Dear … Continue reading

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Utilities’ profit recipe: spend more / Wall Street Journal

So long as electricity consumption is growing, utilities can spread hefty costs across their customers without increasing rates. But since 2008, power sales haven’t been growing fast enough to absorb the impact of all the added spending. To expand regulator-imposed … Continue reading

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