Today, UCAN published its Opening Brief in protest of a proposed 7.75% rate in favor of SDG&E. UCAN prevailed with a $70 million reduction in SDG&E's smart meter costs, but other apsects of the decision are troubling. Click here for our summary of UCAN's Opening Brief to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC).
UCAN has published its response and protest to a recommendation by an Administrative Law Judge to increase SDG&E's rates by 7.75%. If the rate hike is approved, SDG&E's rates will be the second highest in the nation. READ THE OPENING BRIEF to the California Public Utilities Commission.
CPUC, the California Public Utilities Commission will hold hearings on whether or not the failed nuclear reactors at San Onofre State beach should be restarted. The announcement, reported in today's edition of the UT comes days after UCAN filed a motion demanding public hearings. More.
Today, UCAN, the Utility Consumers' Action Network, announced that it will be filing a motion in regulatory court to demand public hearings in San Diego on the planned restart of the failed nuclear reactor at San Onofre. Full story.
slated for approval by unelected bureaucrats
urge San Diego voters to contact their
elected officials in protest
UCAN and former City Attorney Mike Aguirre will
be holding a joint Press Conference at 444 West C
Street, Suite 210, San Diego, CA 92129 at 8:00 AM
Attorneys for SDG&E ratepayers and wild fire victims
will be calling on voters to contact their elected
officials to protest a NEW $1 billion dollar electric
rate hike that is about to be approved by the California
Public Utilities Commission.
San Diego Gas & Electric is proposing that the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) adopt a new money-making scheme that forces San Diego's most vulnerable ratepayers to pay their electric bills in advance or face shut-offs. Prepaid utility service is a flawed solution to the problem of "helping" individuals who are struggling to pay some of the highest electric bills in the nation. Full Story.
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In 2010, SDG&E filed a proposal with the California Public Utility Commision (CPUC), to increase your SDG&E rates by $1.2 billion. UCAN has fought this proposed rate increase by submitting expert testimony and briefs. These documents demonstrate that SDG&E has wildly inflated its costs in a number of cost categories. UCAN argues that SDG&E should not receive extraordinary profits for doing what it is required to do by law – provide good utility service at reasonable rates. Get the full 418-page Opening Brief (pdf format), here, or a quick summary here.
So is the electric car an environmental blessing or curse? Some allege that they simply substitute one kind of pollution for another. Others see it as a second coming of environmental enlightenments. Usually, these kinds of disputes resolve somewhere in the middle. But, according to the Sierra Club, perhaps not.