Tag: surcharge


Utility companies find themselves caught between converging trends that are depressing their revenue: increasing energy efficiency that cuts usage, the rapid growth of renewable energy sources bought at premium prices, and new EPA regulations to limit output from their legacy, Read more…


Regulators at the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) put their stamp of approval late last week on a new surcharge unfairly penalizing customers that go solar. The state’s utilities charge customers a monthly fee to help pay for solar-panel rebates and Read more…


Utilities are often dismissed or ignored in most discussions of energy efficiency and green building  I find this quite remarkable.  First, many state laws mandate that utilities engage in energy efficiency efforts.  Second, as utilities are directly connected to the energy consumer, Read more…

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