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Shocking Way Electric Utilities Are Making Us Pay for the Smart Grid

Filed under: Energy, Consumer AllyAre you ready for the smart electricity revolution?

On July 20, 2006, California’s Public Utilities Commission approved a proposal by Pacific Gas & Electric (PCG) to begin phasing out conventional electricity met…

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Smart Meters: PG&E Plans to Give Customers a Choice — at a Cost

Amid health concerns over smart meters, which can wirelessly transmit household energy-usage data to utilities and customers, California’s largest utility has proposed a plan that would allow homeowners to opt for regular meters…

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A Good Year: First Solar Forecasts 46% Sales Growth in 2011

First Solar, one of the world’s biggest solar manufacturers, is looking toward 2011 with plenty of good cheer. According to its latest forecast, released Tuesday, the company expects sales to heat up some 46% in spite of lower s…

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