Trump just told workers that their energy bills were going down

Amelia

Former Staff
Jun 2014
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Difference in the temperature?
I was looking at rates -- price per Therm -- not total bill. But it does look like they might have different rates with different temperatures. That's part of what is so confusing on that page.

And between now and last February, it looks like one of the rates went up very slightly and one went down very slightly, leaving the average rate the same.
 

Crusher

Former Staff
Aug 2011
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Going UP in CA.
Of course it is. We allowed Barbara Boxer to close San Onofre Nuclear power costing us $500,000,000 a year in energy we much purchase at a higher rate out of state, that was in state revenue prior.
 
Sep 2012
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Of course it is. We allowed Barbara Boxer to close San Onofre Nuclear power costing us $500,000,000 a year in energy we much purchase at a higher rate out of state, that was in state revenue prior.
Boxer did not close the plant. It was/is owned by Edison, and their decision to shut it down due to problems that could not be rapidly resolved...

San Onofre power plant to shut down (WaPo, 2012)

Although the San Onofre reactors were licensed to operate until 2022, critics said that the utility and its main contractor, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, had hidden risks of a new steam generator system they installed in reactor unit 2 in 2009 and unit 3 in 2010 and that Edison needed a license amendment, a potentially lengthy process.

The new system, designed to last 20 years, failed in less than 2 after vibrations caused many of the 9,727 heavy alloy tubes in each steam generator to rub against one another. Unit 2 was already closed for maintenance, but unit 3 was shut down after an 82-gallon-a-day leak was discovered.

The decision to permanently shut down the reactors follows a May 13 ruling by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Atomic Safety and Licensing Board. Weighing a challenge from Friends of the Earth, the board unanimously rejected the company’s arguments for restarting unit 2 at 70 percent of capacity, saying that a lengthier license amendment process was required.

[...]

Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, said she was “greatly relieved.”

“This nuclear plant had a defective redesign and could no longer operate as intended,” she said in a statement. “Modifications to the San Onofre nuclear plant were unsafe and posed a danger to the eight million people living within 50 miles of the plant.” She added that she had become “increasingly alarmed that Southern California Edison had misled regulators by minimizing the scope of the changes made at the nuclear plant to avoid a full safety review and public hearings.”