Spokane-based Avista Corp., which provides electric and natural gas service to much of northern Idaho, has joined the staff of the Idaho Public Utilities Commission (PUC) in asking the Commission to approve a rate case settlement agreement that could mean higher rates – though not as high as the utility first sought.
Issues: Consumer Protection
Electricity is a necessity of modern life. The Energy Coalition advocates programs that provide home weatherization and bill assistance so that low-income families don’t lose their service or suffer exorbitant energy costs. And all residential utility costumers deserve protection from poor electric service and unfair rate hikes.
The Idaho PUC has opened public comment periods on a number of proposed rate changes by Idaho Power and a proposed plan to manage the “green tags” it can obtain from renewable energy projects from which it buys power…
Concerned about 937’s impact on consumers and low-income residents of Washington state? This letter to the members of the Washington State Legislature from Michael Karp, Executive Director of A World Institute for a Sustainable Humanity, addresses how the Clean Energy Initiative will help protect low-income families from higher utility bills and provide local jobs and income.
Exploring the impacts of climate legislation on low-income communities. [audio transcripts]
Innovative waste-oil recycling program helps families pay power bills
Longtime NW Energy Coalition member Oregon HEAT has come up with another groundbreaking way to help low-income families cope with steep heating bills … and benefit the environment at the same time.