The Bakersfield Effect Hits Santa Cruz

The Bakersfield Effect is Spreading as Santa Cruz Opposes PG&E Smart Meters. The City of Watsonville, California banned smart meter installation last week.  It was the second community to try to stop PG&E from moving forward with the installation of this new technology following the lead of Marin County.  Now Santa Cruz County is making Read more about The Bakersfield Effect Hits Santa Cruz[…]

Will the Tea Party Crash the Utility Rate Party?

There is a fast moving firestorm spreading across the political landscape over the utility rate impacts of the clean energy, smart meter and emissions reductions aspirations that politicians and regulators signed up for in a better economy.  This firestorm has been smoldering for a while but the flashback was delayed by subsidies and stimulus payments.  Read more about Will the Tea Party Crash the Utility Rate Party?[…]