Utility Millions Take Down Popular Measure — Episode 197 of Local Energy Rules

Date: 22 Nov 2023 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Lucy Hochschartner explains how public power would have been an improvement over Maine’s investor-owned utilities, yet didn’t receive the support of Maine voters on November 7th.… Read More

Proof in the Public Takeover Pudding — Episode 184 of Local Energy Rules

Date: 24 May 2023 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Randy Knight explains how the Winter Park, Fla., overcame utility opposition to create a publicly-owned electric utility and shares his advice to other cities. Portions of this interview were released as part of last year’s series on public power.… Read More

Tennessee Valley’s Unchecked Authority — Episode 183 of Local Energy Rules

Date: 10 May 2023 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Maggie Shober discusses how the Tennessee Valley Authority operates like a for-profit utility, despite its public ownership. Portions of this interview were released as part of last year’s series on public power.… Read More

Central California District Pushes for Public Power — Episode 181 of Local Energy Rules

Date: 12 Apr 2023 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Peter Rietkerk discusses how a public agency could do a better job than Pacific Gas & Electric and the South San Joaquin Irrigation District’s 18 year endeavor to provide retail electric service in California’s Central Valley.… Read More

Arizona Public Utility Acts Like For-Profit Peers — Episode 174 of Local Energy Rules

Date: 4 Jan 2023 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Autumn Johnson talks about Salt River Project: a publicly-owned Arizona utility engaged in some shady behavior. The public’s only accountability measure? Board members who are elected by land-owning customers and punished for their dissension.… Read More

Shining Up Sacramento’s Lackluster Public Utility — Episode 172 of Local Energy Rules

Date: 7 Dec 2022 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Derek Cressman and Fatima Malik, who both ran for seats on the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) board, describe the evolution of SMUD, how the public utility is failing its customers, and share their proposed solutions.… Read More

1 2