Believing that its aspirations and performance too far outpace targets of the International Energy Conservation Code, Boulder, Colorado, is striking out on its own with a new, city-specific energy code that it believes will be stricter on emissions and easier for customers to use, according to a February 25 by the Boulder Daily Camera.
For the first time since its establishment in 1827 – about 190 years ago – the city of Danville, in eastern Illinois, is considering imposing a utility tax.
In an effort to make headway in adding $5 million to the city’s rainy day fund, the Yakima, Washington, City Council is considering increasing taxes on businesses that use large amounts of electricity or natural gas, the Yakima Herald reported on October 25.
The Princeton, Illinois, City Council vote unanimously on September 19 to form a five-member Citizens Electric Utility Advisory Committee that would help run the municipality’s electricity department.
The commissioners of the Los Angeles Board of Water and Power (LADWP) – the largest municipal water and power utility in the nation, serving 1.4 million electric customers and a total of 3.8 million residents and businesses – unanimously approved a multi-year power rate increase … Read more…