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U.S. electricity prices may be going up for good
04-29-2014, 06:37 AM (This post was last modified: 04-29-2014 06:38 AM by Ugene.)
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U.S. electricity prices may be going up for good
As Gomer would say, "SURPRISE SURPRISE".

U.S. electricity prices may be going up for good

As temperatures plunged to 16 below zero in Chicago in early January and set record lows across the eastern U.S., electrical system managers implored the public to turn off stoves, dryers and even lights or risk blackouts.

A fifth of all power-generating capacity in a grid serving 60 million people went suddenly offline, as coal piles froze, sensitive electrical equipment went haywire and utility operators had trouble finding enough natural gas to keep power plants running. The wholesale price of electricity skyrocketed to nearly $2 per kilowatt hour, more than 40 times the normal rate. The price hikes cascaded quickly down to consumers. Robert Thompson, who lives in the suburbs of Allentown, Pa., got a $1,250 bill for January.


http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-powe...z30Go24Lq0

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04-29-2014, 10:02 PM (This post was last modified: 04-29-2014 10:10 PM by taxfoe.)
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From the link:

Nowhere are the forces more in play than in California, which has the nation's most aggressive mandate for renewable power. Major utilities must obtain 33% of their power from renewable sources by 2020, not counting low-cost hydropower from giant dams in the Sierra Nevada mountains.
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The move to convert to private solar is roaring in CA, all while the utilities, homeowner assoc's and even municipalities fight against it. For those who can afford to buy, it sounds like a no brainer. For those who have to rent/lease/share (lots of schemes available) it sounds a little cut-throat.

I drove through AZ, yesterday and observed a lot of rooftop systems and a new construction apartment complex getting a system. It must be working in the sun belt, at least.

Whatever became of all that cheap wind power? The Santa Annas were howling in the L. A. basin, earlier today . . and knocking down power lines, of course.
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09-08-2014, 01:11 AM
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Forbes

The manipulation of energy prices.

Quote:"Then they will say to the mountains, ‘Fall on us!' And to the hills, ‘Cover us!' If men do these things when the tree is green, what will happen when it is dry?" Book of Luke
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