SB3 (page 4)

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    RPS mandates raise electricity prices, harm employment and household income

    That’s the aggregate finding of a newly released study of renewable portfolio standards mandates. My newsletter discusses the study, its finding regarding electricity prices and the critical importance of the cost caps in keeping electricity prices from skyrocketing under North Carolina’s RPS mandate. It also discusses a flaw…
    Jon Sanders, March 20, 2015
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    So why does it need propping up by government mandate?

    North Carolina’s governor is the latest to make the Amazingly Strong Industry Is Incredibly Weak argument about solar:…
    Jon Sanders, June 4, 2013
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    Duke makes its third double-digit rate hike request in three years

    Duke says: “We have to balance providing affordable, reliable and increasingly clean electricity to our customers, and at the same time provide a return to our shareholders.” So clean energy and Duke shareholders have to get their cuts; captive consumers might as well wake up and smell the monopoly.
    Jon Sanders, June 4, 2013
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    SB 3 and CWIP

    You may be familiar with SB 3, the legislation that instituted North Carolina’s daft “renewable energy and energy efficiency portfolio standard.” But what, you may ask, is CWIP? CWIP (not to be confused with PWIP PIP) is the Construction Work In Progress portion of SB 3, a way…
    Jon Sanders, February 8, 2013