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RED ALERT: REPEAL "ENERGY EFFICIENCY RULES".....STOP DESTRUCTIVE ENERGY REGULATIONS IN LA

Terri
user 9090133
Kenner, LA
Post #: 3,545
NO, NO, NO. The EERS will ration energy and skyrocket prices by mandating residential and business regulations for energy usage and type of energy allowed. http://aceee.org/topi...­ .
The Energy Efficiency Resource Standards (EERS) establish specific, long-term targets for energy savings that utilities or non-utility program administrators must meet through customer energy efficiency programs. EERS requires that states achieve a percentage reduction in energy sales from energy efficiency measures. EERS REQUIRES that YOU use LESS energy....ie what the Fed calls "energy efficiency".

This is another partnership between the radical environmental kooks and BIG government that want to strictly regulate how YOU live your life. This is part of the Obama EPA plan to limit what they consider the U.S.'s "unfair" quality of life and energy utilization. Will mandate energy audits and changes to YOUR home and lifestyle to insure "energy savings". Of course, this will skyrocket prices and use your taxpayer $$$$ for "energy" grants to reward the useful idiots who willfully give up their rights and freedom to participate in govt "energy audits" and adherence to UN dictated "energy standards". After all, SOMEONE has to PAY for the very expensive and unreliable "energy" generated by green sources and the loss of less expensive energy from traditional sources like gas and coal.

Despite loud protests and arguments from Comm Eric Skrmetta, the LA Public Service Commission agreed to a part of the Obama EERS Agenda 21 energy saving plan!! Fortunately , this issue CAN be brought up again soon and hopefully reversed. ( After this plan had passed already with 3 votes.... Comm Skrmetta also voted for it so that HE can reintroduce it early in 2013 in hopes of repealing it.) The PSC has a rule that prohibits Commissioners from appealing decisions they voted against...... don't ask me why...that's the rule.

On Dec 12, the PSC discussed "possible financial incentives for the promotion of energy efficiency":
http://www.lpsc.louis...­ SEE EX13 R-31106 - LPSC, ex parte. In re: Rulemaking to study the possible development of financial incentives for the promotion of energy efficiency by jurisdictional electric and gas utilities

Here is the New Orleans Energy smart program that essentially takes taxpayer $$$$ and subsidizes specific energy "saving" behavior as defined by the government!!
http://www.energysmar...­

NOLA ARTICLE ON LA PSC MEETING OF DEC 12
http://www.nola.com/b...­
Terri
user 9090133
Kenner, LA
Post #: 3,707
RED ALERT...... WE NEED TO CONTACT LA PSC COMMISSIONERS TODAY AND TOMORROW TO STOP THE LEFTIST "ENERGY EFFICIENCY RULES" PLAN IN LOUISIANA.

PLEASE SHARE THIS WITH ALL YOUR CONTACTS AND POST ON FACEBOOK!!

ACTION ALERT:
IMMEDIATELY........ CALL and FACEBOOK MESSAGE LA PSC COMMISSIONER Scott Angelle and ask him to VOTE to REPEAL the recently passed "Energy Efficiency Rules".... this Wednesday 2/27.
We do NOT want these "RULES" in Louisiana because they will REGULATE and RESTRICT our energy usage while driving up the costs.
Comm Angelle was not on the PSC when the last vote was taken so HE is likely the deciding vote on the 5 person commission.
PHONE: 225-342-6900
FACEBOOK PAGE: https://www.facebook....­


This "ENERGY EFFICIENCY RULES" plan:
*Is actually a radical environmentalist plan to FORCE you to use less energy
*Will add additional "fees" to your energy bills to fund the plan
*Will COST rate payers (YOU) MORE than it will save
*Will allow government and radical NGO groups to REGULATE your energy usage in the name of "efficiency"
*Will implement policies consistent with Agenda 21 such as "energy audits", "energy standards" , " carrot and stick energy grants"
*Will use your money to subsidize very expensive "green energy" initiatives YOU will pay MORE FOR
* ARE SUPPORTED BY RADICAL GROUPS SUCH AS THE SIERRA CLUB AND ALLIANCE FOR AFFORDABLE ENERGY (who have a call campaign going NOW to prevent the repeal of these rules. DON'T LET THEM WIN THIS BATTLE!!!)

THE OTHER 4 PSC COMMISSIONERS:
Comm Skrmetta and Comm Holloway are firmly OPPOSED to these rules biggrin
Comm Bossiere and Comm Campbell unfortunately are for these destructive and costly rules. angry
PHONE NUMBERS BELOW ....
Cmr. Skrmetta (District 1): 504-846-6930
FACEBOOK PAGE: https://www.facebook....­ Please thank him for fighting these "energy efficiency rules" in Louisiana!!!

Cmr. Angelle (District 2): 225-342-6900

Cmr. Boissiere (District 3): 504-680-9529

Cmr. Holloway (District 4): 318-748-4715

Cmr. Campbell (District 5): 318-676-7464

If you want additional info on these "Rules"...... page up to our previous post.
Terri
user 9090133
Kenner, LA
Post #: 3,719
Thank to all the wonderful Patriots STATEWIDE who heeded our call to action and ACTED. We were successful in getting the LA Public Service Commission to REPEAL the "Energy Efficiency Rules"(EER) that were passed in late 2012.

BUT...... we have only won one battle and the WAR rages on with the radical left promising to mount a secondary attack to reinstitute their costly and unnecessary rules!! Both the Sierra Club and the Alliance for Affordable Energy are organizing a new push.

Commissioner Angelle (the "deciding" member of the PSC on this issue) has pledged to introduce a
"better " EER proposal. It is clear that he does not understand freedom, free markets, or the role of a constitutional government. CAN YOU HELP TO EDUCATE HIM?? While all Louisiana citizens should participate in our "education" campaign, the most effective "voices" will likely be those who reside in his PSC District 2. (Hello, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Houma areas......)

IF you missed our first wave of opposition.... scroll up for the info in previous posts.

First... a review of where we are:

Here are a couple of articles reporting on yesterday's PSC action...be sure to read a few of the "clueless" comments.... and add some of yours that are factual and informed!!
NOLA
http://www.nola.com/b...­
BR Advocate
http://theadvocate.co...­

Can someone show me, WHERE in the LA State Constitution, there is a provision for the GOVERNMENT (PSC) to mandate that EVERY energy ratepayer in the state pay a "fee" (tax) that will then be redistributed to a selected few for "improvements" in their homes to increase energy efficiency, or redistributed to private companies for "discounts" on appliances, or paid to an environmental NGO group for administering the rules, or redistributed to energy companies to compensate them for the new mandates to DECREASE their energy sales (ie less energy for YOU)?????

THIS is not free market...this is MARXISM. WE, the People, should be FREE to use the fruits of our labor (our money) to make our own decisions about how we use or "save" energy and how we will do it, what we will buy etc. We do not need or want the "government" to take control of our lives and our money for their objectives.... AND where will it end if we permit this to happen??? Surely the government can think of a fee for every commodity or service that can be redistributed for the "common good".

WHY is the PSC considering these rules....just because other states are stupid enough to do it?? (Then...let's follow California who has instituted a Carbon exchange program where one-thousandth of a Fahrenheit degree of global warming is prevented, at a cost of $410 BILLION". http://wattsupwiththa...­ )

ASK the questions....
WHAT is the purpose of these rules?
WHY do we need these rules?
HOW much more will this cost energy consumers (estimates now are over $1200/yr for business and $200/yr residential)
WHEN will the redistributive and energy rationing policy end?
Is this an attempt by the Federal Dept of Energy to ration our energy usage? (The correct answer is YES...read this :http://www1.eere.ener...­ )
WHERE are the responsible leaders in Louisiana who will stand up for our constitutional freedoms and free market system and reject the radical policies of redistribution, public private partnerships, and control of the People thru the tactics of environmental radicalism (Agenda 21) ?

ACTION NEEDED:

1. PLEASE continue to contact Commisioner Angelle (we should also pressure Boissiere and Campbell ) to drop their support for EERS. This is NOT an "energy efficiency" program....it is an "energy rationing and redistribution" program. We must advocate for fiscal responsibility, constitutional government, and preservation of our rights and freedom.

2. Take a few minutes to read the articles, letter to the editor, etc from the radical environmental groups that continue to push for the EER's. Please comment with the facts about these programs and thank the PSC Commissioners who voted to repeal these rules. (Angelle, Holloway, Skrmetta). I have posted the links to articles I have seen below in the next post.

I am adding addition info and research below which I hope you will use in our re-education campaign for Angelle, Boissiere, and Campbell...... and also provide opportunities for you to post the TRUTH about these programs online.
Terri
user 9090133
Kenner, LA
Post #: 3,722
The Times Pic (NOLA) naturally printed a Letter to the Editor from the Sierra Club and Alliance for Affordable Energy which completely mischaracterizes these "rules". The good news is that all the "comments" so far are from people who are NOT swallowing the kool-aid. Feel free to add your own comments......and /or send a rebuttal to the Times Pic for publication!!!
http://www.nola.com/o...­
PLEASE READ THE COMMENTS FOLLOWING THE ARTICLE...MOST ARE VERY INFORMATIVE. AND LEAVE YOUR OWN COMMENTS TOO!!!

FORBES article from environmental groups criticizing the LA PSC and mischaracterizing the EER.s program
http://www.forbes.com...­
AGAIN....PLEASE POST YOUR COMMENTS.

The Advocate ( another clueless post)
http://theadvocate.co...­

The trend seems to be to do away with these "energy efficiency" programs...... let's NOT get it started here and leave a "framework" for future government abuse!!!


See this info:
National Association of Regulatory an Utility Commissioners

> 2013 NASEO-ASERTTI Energy Outlook Conference
> The National Association of State Energy Officials, in conjunction with the Association of State Energy Research & Technology Transfer Institutions, held its 2013 Energy Outlook Conference February 5-8 in Washington, DC during the NARUC winter meetings.
>
> NARUC President Phil Jones addressed participants on the last day of the conference to provide a “commissioner’s perspective” on key issues and how NASEO and NARUC might collaborate more going forward. Some key takeaways from his remarks are below.
>
> · He was first asked about energy conservation programs given the cheap price of natural gas. Specifically, he was asked to comment on how the low price of natural gas changes the view of not only energy conservation programs, but of energy security and independence as well.
>
> o Jones replied that it is no secret that shale gas is a game-changer and it has certainly had a direct impact on gas prices.
>
> o He went on to say that his state, Washington, has always been fairly progressive in terms of energy conservation programs. However, in the face of low natural gas prices, his commission has had to view them through a different lens.
>
> o He provided an example—stating that one utility (Avista) came to the commission about six months ago stating that it’s energy efficiency programs were not cost effective given low and declining natural gas prices. Commissioner Jones and his fellow commissioners agreed, and the programs were suspended.
>
> o Jones acknowledged that he is increasingly moving toward the notion that suspending natural gas efficiency programs for all utilities in Washington may be required in the face of low natural gas prices—though, the decision to do that would be subject to approval from his colleagues (Washington is a three seat commission that currently has a vacancy)
>
> o He stated that the goal would be to keep the infrastructure for EE programs in place so that, should the price of gas rise in the next several years, they would be able to quickly transition back to them
>
> o That said, the direction he thinks the commission will move is to suspend conservation programs for a few years
>
Terri
user 9090133
Kenner, LA
Post #: 3,756
LA Public Service Commissioner Eric Skrmetta explains the Energy Efficiency Rules repeal .
http://thehayride.com...­

This is a great explanation of the specifics of the proposed program ( which were obviously totally misrepresented by Sierra Club and the Alliance for Affordable energy).

PLEASE use this info to contact Comm. Angele and the other PSC Commissioners in opposition to ANY govt sponsored "Energy Efficiency Rules" program. SCROLL UP TO PREVIOUS POSTS FOR MOE INFO.
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