WE NEED YOUR HELP TO AMEND INITIATIVE 937
Just the facts:
Higher Wholesale Energy Costs & Renewable Energy Purchases Prompt PUD 3 Electricity Rate Increase - Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal, April 11, 2012
… "The increase includes a 3-percent change in the cost for energy consumption and a 10-cent per day increase in the daily customer charge.
…The change in rates is driven by several issues: A Washington State requirement to buy a certain percentage of its electricity supply from qualifying renewable energy sources. The condition under state law has a 4.5 percent impact on the cost of wholesale electricity purchased by the PUD for its customers.”
PUD Eyes Electrical Rates Increase for Lewis County: Costs Rising: Green Power Provision Pushing Electrical Rates Higher – The Chronicle, November 18, 2009
"Electrical rates are set to increase by 9.4 percent for the Lewis County Public Utility District due to a combination of the Bonneville Power Administration adjusting its rates on Oct. 1 and Initiative 937, a voter initiative passed in November 2006 which requires electricity providers, including the PUD, to use alternative energy.”
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Contact your legislator about rising energy costs
We need your help to amend the section of the Energy Independence Act (Initiative 937) that requires Washington utilities to buy renewable resources they don't need.
Without a new legislative effort, households, businesses, hospitals, and schools in our state will be forced to pay for escalating energy costs due to the "Buy Before Need" policies set forth in the EIA. Unless we act now, low-income citizens, families and employers struggling to make ends meet will be hit particularly hard.
Please contact your legislator and let them know you would like to join the effort of Protecting Our Washington Energy Rates!
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