Dear Friend:So -- her tips are to turn off lights, run the dishwasher at night, etc. How effective are those tips compared to charging more for power? Not. Very. Seems that the Senator needs to have a chat with Lynne and friends about Smart Grids.
For most Californians, the term “long, hot summer” seems all too real right now. Records have been set for high temperatures, and now we are learning of possible power outages because of high electricity demands. These power outages can be avoided if we all act to reduce the use of electricity.
I’m happy to offer some solutions that all Californians can take to help us avoid power outages due to high demand, and that may also help to reduce your power bills. You can find some suggestions by clicking here or you can visit my Senate website for more tips about energy conservation and links to several sites including California’s "Flex Your Power" website and information about possible power outages. While we are all hoping for a cooler summer, it is time to prepare for hot days to come.
United States Senator
Bottom Line: Electricity rates, like water rates, should fluctuate with demand. When supplies are short, prices should rise. When they do, people will use less. ($4/gallon gas, anyone?)