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Sustainability Now! Sunday, June 9th: Reading and Interpreting Your Electricity Bill--A Talmudic Exegesis
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 Reading and Interpreting Your Electricity Bill

A Talmudic Exegesis

On Sustainability Now! Sunday, June 9th, 2024, 5-6 PM on KSQD

You probably receive an electricity bill every month from your local utility and, after complaining about it, dutifully pay it.  But do you ever stop to read your electricity bill?  If you are a customer of PG&E and, maybe, a local community choice aggregator, you receive 6 pages of unintelligible, closely-spaced text, numbers, graphs and acronyms.  As Groucho Marx might have said, “This is so simple, a PhD could read it.  Run out and find me a PhD!”

 

Join host Ronnie Lipschutz and Kevin Bell on Sustainability Now! when we offer “A Talmudic Exegesis: Reading and Interpreting Your Electricity Bill–A Talmudic Exegesis:.”  You will learn why your local utility pays a wholesale price of only about 3 cents per kilowatt hour for renewable electricity while charging you 50 cents!  You’ll learn about PICA, which is not a small animal but, rather, the “Power Charge Indifference Adjustment.”  And you’ll find out why your bill seems to be rising ever upward and why the newly-announced fixed charge, due to show up on your bill next year is unlikely to make it stop rising.

You can find a handout here, to be followed along with the broadcast: A Guide to Reading your Electric Bill.

You can find a definition of terms here and here

That’s on Sustainability Now! Sunday, June 9th, 2024, from 5-6 PM right here on community radio for the Monterey Bay Region, KSQD 90.7 FM, KSQT 87.9 FM, K207FE (FX) 89.5 and KSQD.org, streaming on the internet.