- Last December, after years of legal wrangling, the Arizona Corporation Commission set a new solar policy phasing out net metering. Now, Tucson Electric Power Co proposed a rate structure for future customers with PVs that would cut credits for excess solar production and mandate time-of-use rates with new monthly charges. [Arizona Daily Star]
- Environment advocates said Philippine coal-fired projects under construction could cause 70,000 deaths per year by 2030. Residents of Ozamiz City protested the impending construction of a 300-MW coal-fired power plant, saying the it will also prevent people from enjoying clean and cheap energy from renewable resources. [Manila Bulletin]
- General Electric is planning to install hydroelectric plants that will generate additional 2 GW of electricity in Nigeria by 2030, in view of the nation’s growing power demands. This is part of 29-GW hydropower expansion projects to be executed by the American multinational corporation in four African countries in the next 13 years. [Naija247news]
- The North Bay pioneered a new type of public energy program in California seven years ago, and now it appears poised to change who buys electricity for homes and businesses across large swaths of the state. The growth is also prompting a face-off between the public programs and California’s three biggest private utilities. [Santa Rosa Press Democrat]
- Some New York residents and business owners said they would need to change how they live or operate to compensate for electric and gas delivery rate increases proposed by National Grid. The company would increase gas and electric bills from 7% to 14.9% for upstate customers, partly to pay for nuclear power subsidies. [WatertownDailyTimes.com]
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