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Return rates for utilities get harder look

Return rates for utilities get harder look

NEW YORK, NY — “In Alabama, Terry Dunn, a Republican member of the Alabama Public Service Commission, wants Alabama Power to undergo a full financial review soon to determine what rates are fairest to consumers and the company, with another complete review at least once every six years to follow. ‘It’s not only the thing […]

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Testimony of David Schlissel on behalf of Sierra Club and Chesapeake Climate Action Network,  before the State Corporation Commission of Virginia, Case No. PUE 2012-00128,   March 7, 2013

Testimony of David Schlissel on behalf of Sierra Club and Chesapeake Climate Action Network, before the State Corporation Commission of Virginia, Case No. PUE 2012-00128, March 7, 2013

Direct testimony of David Schlissel on behalf of Sierra Club and Chesapeake Climate Action Network,  before the State Corporation Commission of Virginia, Case No. PUE 2012-00128,   March 7, 2013

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Dark Days Ahead: The Financial Future of Brayton Point

Dark Days Ahead: The Financial Future of Brayton Point

BOSTON, MA — Today, Conservation Law Foundation released an independent analysis of the financial performance of Dominion Resources’ Brayton Point power plant in Somerset, Massachusetts. The report, authored by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, projects a bleak future for the 50-year-old coal-fired facility. Entitled Dark Days Ahead: Financial Factors Cloud Future Profitability at […]

March 1, 2013 Read More →
“Secretive pro-utility” PSC system is costly for Alabama Power customers, according to report

“Secretive pro-utility” PSC system is costly for Alabama Power customers, according to report

BIRMINGHAM, AL — “Titled ‘Public Utility Regulation without the Public: the Alabama Public Service Commission and Alabama Power,’ the report was authored by David Schlissel and Anna Sommer of the Institute for Energy Economics & Financial Analysis, based in Massachusetts. Schlissel has worked in the field of utility regulation for 40 years and has testified […]

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Report- Dark Days Ahead: Financial Factors Cloud Future Profitability at Dominion’s Brayton Point

Report- Dark Days Ahead: Financial Factors Cloud Future Profitability at Dominion’s Brayton Point

Dark Days Ahead: Financial Factors Cloud Future Profitability at Dominion’s Brayton Point (pdf).      

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Report- Weak PSC oversight benefits Alabama Power at customers’ expense

Report- Weak PSC oversight benefits Alabama Power at customers’ expense

Report: Weak PSC oversight benefits Alabama Power at customers’ expense (pdf).

March 1, 2013 Read More →