Tag: utility bills

Susquehanna County Gas Company Raising Rates 33.2% Even Though County is Top Gas Producer

Explainer: So Why Does A Susquehanna County Gas Company Have To Raise Rates 33.2% When Susquehanna County Is The #1 Shale Gas Producer In PA? By David E. Hess | PA Environment Digest | September 9, 2022 On September 19, the Public Utility Commission is holding… Continue Reading “Susquehanna County Gas Company Raising Rates 33.2% Even Though County is Top Gas Producer”

August BOLT Report | Larger Rebates Here for PA Electric Vehicles

Monthly energy analysis for our Chevy Bolt EV GM Report for August 2022: Translated into dollars and cents: We used 190.5 kWh to travel 762 miles. That works out to 4 miles per 1 kWh. As of August 29, 2022: Electricity from our power… Continue Reading “August BOLT Report | Larger Rebates Here for PA Electric Vehicles”

West Virginia Utility Rates Surge Despite Fossil Fuel Abundance

In a state that produces so much coal and natural gas, most people would never expect these sorts of utility rate increases. An August 28 story in the Wall Street Journal begins with the headline, West Virginia‚Äôs Coal Dependence Drives Up Consumer Electric Bills… Continue Reading “West Virginia Utility Rates Surge Despite Fossil Fuel Abundance”

Benefits to Schools Switching to Solar Energy

Pennsylvania Solar Center, Generation180 Outline Benefits to Schools Switching to Solar Energy – Saving Money, Avoiding Costly Price Spikes By David E. Hess | PA Environment Blog | August 22, 2022 Photo: Midd-West School District solar energy installation, Middleburg, Snyder County, Pennsylvania) On August… Continue Reading “Benefits to Schools Switching to Solar Energy”

PA PUC: Four Major Electric Utilities Have Double-Digit Electric Price Increases Coming Sept. 1st

Price Increases Caused By Spike In Natural Gas, Energy Costs, and Hot Weather By David E. Hess | PA Environment Digest | August 10, 2022 On August 10, the Public Utility Commission warned customers of five major electric utilities will increase their electricity prices,… Continue Reading “PA PUC: Four Major Electric Utilities Have Double-Digit Electric Price Increases Coming Sept. 1st”

‘Paying it Forward’ with Solar Energy

Homeowners have faced a steady stream of rising energy costs from fossil fuels as global situations have devolved. Meantime, our utility bills have been dropping. Americans have come to find that just because we sit on large reserves of coal and natural gas, that… Continue Reading “‘Paying it Forward’ with Solar Energy”

GUEST ESSAY – Energy Freedom for Pennsylvania

By Sharon Pillar, Pennsylvania Solar Center This guest essay appeared first in the Tribune-Democrat on July 22, 2022 Sharon Pillar: Key to lower energy prices is diversification With energy costs soaring these days, it is time for our state to promote healthy diversification of… Continue Reading “GUEST ESSAY – Energy Freedom for Pennsylvania”