Wednesday, July 06, 2011
Is this a New Day at the Public Utilities Commission?
Provision is a mechanism to spread among the Companies' customers
(excluding MECO's customers) the difference between the price of the locally
grown and produced biodiesel and the petroleum diesel that it replaces.
The Companies maintain that, in effect, the achievement of the State's energy
policy goals such as reducing the State's dependence on imported fossils fuels
(primarily oil), energy independence and security, local economic and agricultural
benefits, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions, 'will benefit all customers, and
not just those customers consuming the biodiesel.' For this reason,
the Companies contend that 'it is reasonable to spread the cost differential
* A few days after the blog was posted, the PUC added an O`ahu hearing. That will take place on August 4, 2011
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