No. of Recommendations: 8
I believe that the rate hikes are touted as tiered, penalizing only the "pigs" that use extremely high amounts of electricity. (ie: big corporations) I could be wrong, but the 48% rate hikes would be applied to this category. From that point, down, the rate increases falls. The media has seemed to me to really hype this without disclosing much of the details behind the plan. After all, without hype, how are they going to hold onto their ratings.

If you ask me, I'm all for it. You average household will see very minimal increases, from what I understand.

As a resident of CA, in a modest 2 BR house, we do our best to conserve electricity and gas. We had a combined electric/gas bill of about $130 in Feb, the highest it's ever been. It certainly won't break us or send us to the soup lines.

I say let the "pigs" pay the penalty for the energy they waste. Companies in the Silicon Valley alone use more power than the rest of the state combined.

P.S. Off-topic (sortof):
I am not a native californian, but dammit it's my home now. This is where I live. I don't appreciate being stereotyped as a superficial, extravagant, wasteful, shallow, bean-sprout-eating, latte-sipping, Range Rover driving californian, which appears to be the opinion of some Fools here on this board.

(sorry for the rant)
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