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Bills and Rates
A review of the two major rate structures for residential customers being implemented in California — the increasing block tier rate and the time-of-use rate — and which customers can benefit from each.
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California public power utility Alameda Municipal Power has launched an energy savings program for low income customers that aims to cut greenhouse gas emissions while lowering participants’ electric bills.
Smart Energy Use
The Omaha Public Power District is launching a pilot program aimed at expanding the public power utility’s energy efficiency program among its low-income customers.
Smart Energy Use
Sens. Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, and John Hoeven, R-N.D., have reintroduced legislation that would repeal the requirement in section 433 of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 that new and existing federal buildings undergoing major renovations phase out fossil fuel-generated usage by 2030.
Smart Energy Use
The Department of Energy is proposing to withdraw the definitions of general service lamps established in 2017, a move that a DOE official recently told a congressional hearing will lower regulatory uncertainty by making clear that the sale of several lamp types will continue.
Smart Energy Use
The New York Power Authority will participate in a plan unveiled on March 14 that aims to provide immediate relief to Westchester County, N.Y., businesses and residents affected by Con Edison’s announcement that it will put new applications for firm natural gas service on a waiting list beginning March 15.
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Bonneville Power Administration and Los Angeles Department of Water and Power energy efficiency efforts were recently recognized by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy.
Electric Vehicles
The New York Power Authority Board of Trustees approved $3 million in funding to continue a zero-interest loan program that helps dozens of municipalities and rural electricity cooperatives buy electric vehicles and battery charging equipment for their fleets. The board also also approved $7.5 million in funding that will be made available to municipalities across the state for the installation of new smart LED street lights.