Utility costs are like taxes. Everyone knows they have to be paid, but most people have a reason that their own share should be smaller. And, just as with taxes, … Continue Reading Who’s Stranded Now?
Big news! If you live in California, Massachusetts, New York, Illinois, or a few other states you may soon have the opportunity to ditch your local investor-owned utility and buy … Continue Reading Is “Community Choice” Electric Supply a Solution or a Problem?
California leads the nation in residential solar photovoltaic installations. In fact, nearly half of all systems installed have been in the Golden State. So why is California the leader? Sure, … Continue Reading What Put California at the Top of Residential Solar?
There’s a lot of talk in California these days about imposing fixed monthly charges on residential electricity bills. The large investor-owned utilities in California have small or no fixed charges, … Continue Reading What’s so Great about Fixed Charges?
Here in California, summer weather is quickly approaching and once again parts of the state are facing potential electricity shortages. This year the biggest concern is in Southern California due … Continue Reading Peak electricity pricing can save you money
There’s nothing like a power outage to make you appreciate just how much you depend on reliable electricity. According to the latest numbers from the Energy Information Administration, as of … Continue Reading Measuring the Economic Costs of Electricity Outages
The renewable energy industry has many cultural roots. One branch that pops up in a recent NY Times Magazine article on the Solar Industry is that of the energy rebel sticking it … Continue Reading Is Residential Solar Sticking it to the Man (your utility)?