State legislatures and PUCs prefer high annual electricity bills for retail customers

Michael Giberson According to a new paper by Jim Bushnell, Ben Hobbs and Frank Wolak, “the desire of [state] legislatures and state PUCs to protect consumers from wholesale price volatility comes at a cost we believe few consumers would be willing to pay if it were made explicit, higher annual electricity bills.” And it isn’t … More State legislatures and PUCs prefer high annual electricity bills for retail customers

You heard it here first, but others are catching on: social media and electricity information

Lynne Kiesling Remember back in October 2008 when I wrote about Andy Stanford-Clark and his tweeting house? And in July 2009 when I wrote about the German company Yellow Strom and its applications to enable its customers to use Twitter and Google’s Power Meter to increase their electricity information and manage their consumption? Now, via … More You heard it here first, but others are catching on: social media and electricity information