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September 30, 2014 at 7:05 AM

Electricity rates: A business case against flat rates

After reading the article on Kshama Sawant’s proposal to charge a single rate for electrical power, I felt bad for her [“Sawant wants Seattle City Light to flatten rates, help residents,” Local News, Sept. 24]. Being an activist apparently leaves little time to learn about how a business works. I really wanted to…

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Comments | More in Seattle City Light | Topics: electricity, Kshama Sawant, seattle city light

June 25, 2014 at 7:04 AM

City Light copper theft: Stop throwing money at the problem

The article “City Light leader fell for ‘Indian’ copper con” made me wonder:  If the citizens of Seattle cannot entrust Seattle City Light Superintendent Jorge Carrasco to keep 20 tons of copper safe, how are we to believe he is keeping secure billions of dollars worth of dams?  For this the mayor is planing on giving him a…

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Comments | More in Seattle City Light | Topics: copper, Jorge Carrasco, Nicholas Dreyer

January 30, 2014 at 6:02 AM

Utilities rate increases: Add more tiers to pay structure

There is a solution to utilities rate increases: The more you use, the more you pay [“City Light bills may grow 1.5%; Sawant: big business should pay,” Local News, Jan. 22]. Right now, Seattle City Light has a three-tier rate structure. By going to a 12-tier rate structure, it would encourage the “energy-wasteful rich”…

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Comments | More in City Council, Kshama Sawant | Topics: Martin Nix, seattle city light

July 27, 2013 at 6:54 AM

Seattle City Light’s smart-grid technology

Serious health concerns As a parent, health professional, and concerned Seattle resident, I am deeply concerned about Seattle City Light’s planned rollout of so-called “smart grid technology.” Highly touted as green energy, in 2011, the World Health Organization classified wireless radiation as a potential carcinogen. Although leading environmental groups are saying smart meters are safe, their…

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Comments | More in Environment, Seattle | Topics: public hearing, radiation, seattle city light