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Unpaid Utility Bills Soar, as Does Need to Protect Black and other Vulnerable Ratepayers

Private and public utilities across the country are grappling with the pandemic-driven surge in unpaid utility bills. In California alone, arrearages from last February through December exceeded $1 billion for the private utilities, more than double pre-pandemic levels.

“Clearly the energy crisis was already staring us down before the […]

March 11, 2021|

CPUC Pledges Fast Decision on Unpaid Energy Bills

The California Public Utilities Commission plans to expeditiously handle some $600 million in energy utility bill arrearages that have accumulated since the beginning of the pandemic.

The full commission would make a decision on how to address the late payments by June 24. That would be just days before […]

March 9, 2021|

The Buzz

Tis the season for new legislation and among the new bills is one setting a financial bar for major companies to report their greenhouse gas emissions. In addition, big businesses would be required to report both direct and indirect carbon emissions. Other legislation would curb gas use in new buildings, seek […]

January 28, 2021|
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