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Old 09-05-2012, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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As mentioned above, CSAPR is just one of many environmental regulations that are affecting power cost. You can't have your cake and eat it to - if you want ultra clean air, then you will have to pay a lot more for your power. OTOH, the courts struck down CSAPR as an example of regulatory overreach: Appeals court voids major cross-state air pollution rule
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Old 09-05-2012, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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Someone posted that Austin is about to get a 30 percent increase in electric costs on October 1. Some towns in Northeast Texas are getting a 20 percent increase starting October 1. Are you in an area that is also about to be hit with this upcharge?

I think this is significant, and yet I have seen no media coverage about this. In fact, it seems to be being downplayed. Your thoughts and observations, please. Any links to any additional information would be appreciated!
WFAA aired a story on this a month or so ago.
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Old 09-05-2012, 03:17 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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Thank the republicans that are in power in Texas...
mainly George Bush, for deregulating the electricity in Texas.


Deregulated electricity in Texas - A history of retail competition
Energy is being deregulated all over the US how is that Bush's fault?

Deregulated energy is a GOOD thing as it gives people the power to choose thier energy provider.

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Old 09-05-2012, 04:52 PM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
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I like regulated energy better, but that argument is for another day.
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Old 09-05-2012, 06:09 PM
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Location: Wonderland
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Long term this will drive down the prices. Natural gas is very abundant now and will be for the next 20 years due to fracking.
Not sure how that relates to an actual increase in the rate, but let us hope the abundance of natural gas makes a positive difference in our bills.
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Old 09-05-2012, 06:11 PM
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Location: Wonderland
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WFAA aired a story on this a month or so ago.
OK - never heard of 'em.
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Old 09-05-2012, 06:53 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I like regulated energy better, but that argument is for another day.
Really? Why?
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Old 09-05-2012, 08:14 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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OK - never heard of 'em.
Channel 8 news in Dallas.
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Old 09-05-2012, 08:16 PM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
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Really? Why?
All deregulation has done is jack up the rates of the areas touched by deregulations. Look at Austin and San Antonio. We were spared from the deregulation at the beginning of the last decade. Now Austin and SA have one of the lowest rates in Texas and are well below the national average (Texas is above the national average). You can shop around all you want, but you will have to be an expert shopper to pay what Austin and SAs customers don't lift a finger for, even after the increases.
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Old 09-05-2012, 08:22 PM
 
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it reallt depends son now your enrgy compnay fuel its plants since Obama's EPA is coming down on coal use.If its natural gas you might just see a decrease or a refund like we will from lower energy cost than projected.
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