Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123
Results 27 to 38 of 38
  1. #27
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    Bay Area California
    Posts
    25,725
    Post Likes
    Heard a good discussion on the matter yesterday. PG&E was being yanked in directions they did not want to go.

    Enviro-whackos petitioned the state for PG&E to stop using the pre-emergent herbicides to control growth under and around their power lines.

    Then the state wanted PG&E to fund renewable energy sources, so hundreds of billions of PG&E dollars got spent on things like solar and wind power. You see, the state did not want to fund it through state taxes, so PG&E raised their rates and stopped tree trimming.

    Apparently, this was a big issue something 10-15 years ago. Tree trimmers were laid off. They even petitioned the PUC, to no avail.

    PG&E was only doing what the state wanted, with the blessing of the PUC.

    So now CA has electricity at twice the rate of Oregon and Washington, which are both heavily forested states.
    I do a triple evac with nitro to remove non condensables.

  2. #28
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Atlanta GA area
    Posts
    42,948
    Post Likes
    Quote Originally Posted by BBeerme View Post
    Heard a good discussion on the matter yesterday. PG&E was being yanked in directions they did not want to go.

    Enviro-whackos petitioned the state for PG&E to stop using the pre-emergent herbicides to control growth under and around their power lines.

    Then the state wanted PG&E to fund renewable energy sources, so hundreds of billions of PG&E dollars got spent on things like solar and wind power. You see, the state did not want to fund it through state taxes, so PG&E raised their rates and stopped tree trimming.

    Apparently, this was a big issue something 10-15 years ago. Tree trimmers were laid off. They even petitioned the PUC, to no avail.

    PG&E was only doing what the state wanted, with the blessing of the PUC.

    So now CA has electricity at twice the rate of Oregon and Washington, which are both heavily forested states.
    I wonder...

    If the elec bills are taxed based on KW usage, or $bill amount???
    If the latter... then higher rates means more $$$tax for the state...

    Follow the $$$... one figures out what is REALLY happening...
    GA-HVAC-Tech

    Your comfort, Your way, Everyday!

    GA's basic rules of home heating and AC upgrades:
    *Installation is more important than the brand of equipment
    *The duct system keeps the house comfortable; the equipment only heats and cools (and dehumidifies)
    *Cheap is not good, good is not cheap; however expensive is not a guarantee of quality!
    Choose your contractor wisely!

  3. #29
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    Bay Area California
    Posts
    25,725
    Post Likes
    Our electric rates are a tiered system, with the purpose to make using electricity less desirable.

    The first tier is reasonable enough. But it only allows to run a refrigerator, a TV, and one 100 W light bulb.

    Then there are three or four tiers above that, that require you to bend over and take it with no lubrication. Seriously.


    Quote Originally Posted by ga-hvac-tech View Post
    I wonder...

    If the elec bills are taxed based on KW usage, or $bill amount???
    If the latter... then higher rates means more $$$tax for the state...

    Follow the $$$... one figures out what is REALLY happening...
    I do a triple evac with nitro to remove non condensables.

  4. #30
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Atlanta GA area
    Posts
    42,948
    Post Likes
    Not being negative BB...

    However my point is:

    Is the state tax on your elec bill based on KW usage, or the total amount of the bill???

    If the latter... then the state govt would LIKE the bill to be higher... so they get more tax revenue.

    Polecats are not dumb... they are expert liars and manipulators.
    The problem is... we as voters are dumb enough to ever stop DIS-trusting them!
    GA-HVAC-Tech

    Your comfort, Your way, Everyday!

    GA's basic rules of home heating and AC upgrades:
    *Installation is more important than the brand of equipment
    *The duct system keeps the house comfortable; the equipment only heats and cools (and dehumidifies)
    *Cheap is not good, good is not cheap; however expensive is not a guarantee of quality!
    Choose your contractor wisely!

  5. #31
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    Bay Area California
    Posts
    25,725
    Post Likes
    Have to wait till my next billing. I shred bills after I pay them.

    The bigger point is that the state did not want to raise taxes on the public to fund the greenies wishes, because then they would look bad, so they pushed it onto PG&E.

    There might be something considered to be a 'conspiracy', but likely not the one you are thinking of.


    Quote Originally Posted by ga-hvac-tech View Post
    Not being negative BB...

    However my point is:

    Is the state tax on your elec bill based on KW usage, or the total amount of the bill???

    If the latter... then the state govt would LIKE the bill to be higher... so they get more tax revenue.

    Polecats are not dumb... they are expert liars and manipulators.
    The problem is... we as voters are dumb enough to ever stop DIS-trusting them!
    I do a triple evac with nitro to remove non condensables.

  6. #32
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Atlanta area
    Posts
    6,883
    Post Likes
    Vacuum Technology:
    CRUD = Contamination Resulting in Undesirable Deposits.
    CRAPP = Contamination Resulting in Additional Partial Pressure.

    Change your vacuum pump oil now.

    Test. Testing, 1,2,3.

  7. Likes Lahrs liked this post.
  8. #33
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    Bay Area California
    Posts
    25,725
    Post Likes
    Yeah, that is pretty funny. Mandatory evacuations. "I'd evacuate, if I could charge my car". LOL

    Reminds me of the hate towards the larger SUV's. But when a natural disaster comes along, it is only the larger SUV's that can help the locals get to safety.

    Freakin' idiots.


    I do a triple evac with nitro to remove non condensables.

  9. #34
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Atlanta area
    Posts
    6,883
    Post Likes
    Can't make any Frankenstein monsters for Halloween, either.


    https://townhall.com/political-carto...9/10/31/169284
    Vacuum Technology:
    CRUD = Contamination Resulting in Undesirable Deposits.
    CRAPP = Contamination Resulting in Additional Partial Pressure.

    Change your vacuum pump oil now.

    Test. Testing, 1,2,3.

  10. #35
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    Bay Area California
    Posts
    25,725
    Post Likes
    That's why Dr. Frankenstein was waiting for a lightning strike. He needed mo' power . . .
    I do a triple evac with nitro to remove non condensables.

  11. #36
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Atlanta area
    Posts
    6,883
    Post Likes
    Vacuum Technology:
    CRUD = Contamination Resulting in Undesirable Deposits.
    CRAPP = Contamination Resulting in Additional Partial Pressure.

    Change your vacuum pump oil now.

    Test. Testing, 1,2,3.

  12. #37
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    Bay Area California
    Posts
    25,725
    Post Likes
    Good one !!
    I do a triple evac with nitro to remove non condensables.

  13. #38
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    columbus, OH
    Posts
    6,970
    Post Likes
    Hardly trouble for pge, they had the larges pay out for a suit in history, and then a big gas explosion due to a faulty weld. This is minor stuff as far as they are concerned im sure.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •