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Regulators approve showing renewable energy costs on electric bills

McClatchy-Tribune Regional News -- Public Service Company of New Mexico customers can expect to see between $1.38 and $1.47 tacked onto their monthly electric bills soon to cover the costs of adding renewable energy to the company's portfolio.
The New Mexico Public Regulation Commission approved PNM's request to add specific renewable energy costs to customer bills as new solar and wind facilities are added, as renewable energy is purchased and as credits are paid out to customers producing their own renewable energy. The initial amount that will show up soon on bills is PNM's bid to recover $95 million in costs for five new solar energy facilities completed last year.

Renewable energy advocates weren't happy with the PRC vote. They think it unfairly singles out renewable energy, since the costs for nonrenewable energy


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Submitted Aug 17, 2012 By: bar1035
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remay
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Message Posted: Aug 18, 2012 7:22:22 AM

Relevance to THIS news forum?
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jrs4125
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Message Posted: Aug 18, 2012 6:11:52 AM

Will there be a credit when the 95 million is recovered?
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52MPG
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2012 11:56:21 PM

Go for full disclosure.
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Dennisjk
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2012 6:19:32 PM

That depends how they show it. If they tell the truth and show you how you're getting screwed, it won't be good for the utility company.
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paulydel
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2012 6:15:46 PM

The electric companies haven't been taking the heat like the oil companies have but they are just as bad. The want the taxpayers to pay for the grid upgrade while they reap their personal bonuses.
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carranco
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2012 6:13:10 PM

List it on the bills for all to see. The wakos want to hide it.
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2012 6:05:24 PM

interesting
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2012 6:02:56 PM

ok
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regasaz
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2012 6:00:59 PM

How many ways are they looking to be paid back for their investment? Sure sounds like Joe Public is taking it in the shorts again.
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2012 6:00:54 PM

At least we can get the info
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2012 5:56:06 PM

When will it be too much information on the bill? It almost seems that they are giving us so much information that it is intended to confuse us.
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Welcome to Inspector raj of 50's
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2012 5:48:50 PM

Oh! Sure! More regulation.

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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2012 5:43:31 PM

In the interest of "full disclosure", why don't the utility companies also indicate the specific legislation that requires them to meet certain so-called renewable energy mandates AND show whatever Federal or State money they receive to "assist" them in doing so?

Answer?

A. As a result of this disclosure, certain legislation might be repealed.
B. As a result of this disclosure, certain legislators might need to update the resume and interview for a private sector job.
C. As a result of this disclosure, more government waste of taxpayer money would be exposed.
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2012 5:42:44 PM

ok
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VOTE Romney / Ryan We RICH people need another TAX CUT :)
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2012 5:37:31 PM

that would be ok if what they showed was true but they make the numbers say what they want them too
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2012 5:35:31 PM

Maybe they should give us a credit on our bill if they're making a profit.
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2012 5:35:05 PM

i agree comprof at Huston.
90% of US people will get svrew every which and get poor.
Damn those greedy company.
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2012 5:34:15 PM

Dislike
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2012 5:33:09 PM

That's a bunch of crap. So they are basically forcing us to finance "green" energy even if we believe that global warming is patently false.
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2012 5:30:24 PM

Ugghhh!
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2012 5:28:10 PM

And Americans get screwed.
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2012 5:26:38 PM

Way to stick it to the American people
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2012 5:24:38 PM

nifty
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2012 5:24:17 PM

Shouldn't that be the cost of doing business???? Their costs, not their customers. That's why utility companies need competition. They have none. If I owned the only shoe store in the state, guess how much your new shoes would be???!!!
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Let the companies stand on there own. Quit giving them a blank check.
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2012 5:22:54 PM

The electric bills have become ridiculous, fees for this and that just like the gas company. Don't know what you are paying for. Soon to be without a home, Like a Rolling Stone.
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2012 5:22:05 PM

K
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2012 5:21:43 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2012 5:21:05 PM

no. We pay for it based on their costs. Just because they use renewable, we shouldn't have to pay for it.
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2012 5:19:37 PM

other news...
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2012 5:19:23 PM

We pay again.
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2012 5:14:30 PM

always something
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2012 5:07:20 PM

WE'LL PAY MORE
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2012 5:03:20 PM

Sounds like another "tax" to me.
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2012 5:01:50 PM

Any excuse to tack more 'taxes' onto our bills.
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2012 5:00:57 PM

In Michigan electric companys already do show that.
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Waiting for the trickle down effect.
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2012 4:58:44 PM

yes show that renewable cost..it wont be cheap
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2012 4:52:23 PM


Cool
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2012 4:49:14 PM

Customers should see where their money is being wasted.
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2012 4:49:01 PM

Good idea.
In Ontario the costs of adding renewable energy will soon double our hydro bill.
The lying corrupt socialist Liberal would never allow the public to see this.
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2012 4:48:13 PM

And then the increases will come...
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2012 4:48:03 PM

Yes, it should be disclosed on the monthly bills.
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2012 4:47:40 PM

Full disclosure!

Wasn't transparency an Obama campaign promise in 2008?
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2012 4:42:21 PM

Excellent! The customers should see where their money is being wasted. Knowledge is power.
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everyone should just put it in their own back yard and leave the middle man out of the pictuire
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Another pro-BHO state getting what it voted for.
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Oh my!
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