Tag: Pricing Policies

Data reveals real-time electricity pricing would help nearly all ComEd customers save money | EDF

Data reveals real-time electricity pricing would help nearly all ComEd customers save money | EDF

In sum, the vast majority of ComEd customers would have financially benefitted in 2016 from participating in the Hourly Pricing program. Again, they would have saved while using electricity exactly as they have been. Programs like Hourly Pricing are designed to reward people who use energy when market prices are cheapest, typically when electricity demand […]

Top judges to rule on minimum pricing plans for alcohol in Scotland | BelfastTelegraph.co.uk

Top judges to rule on minimum pricing plans for alcohol in Scotland | BelfastTelegraph.co.uk

Seven Supreme Court justices will announce their findings on Wednesday after hearing argument from the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) that minimum unit pricing (MUP) is ”disproportionate” and illegal under European law. A lawyer representing the SWA argued at a hearing in London in July that there were better ways to achieve the Scottish Government’s aim. Aidan O’Neill QC told […]

NDRC to deepen pricing reforms in monopoly sectors | Chinadaily.com.cn

NDRC to deepen pricing reforms in monopoly sectors | Chinadaily.com.cn

The National Development and Reform Commission, the country’s top economic planner, will further deepen the pricing reform in monopoly industries, such as electric power, natural gas and railroads, as part of the government efforts to perfect the market-oriented pricing mechanism by 2020. The country will further improve the trading rules and regulations in the electricity […]

Household Electricity Pricing: Dynamic Pricing under Different Taxation Schemes | Advanced Science News

Household Electricity Pricing: Dynamic Pricing under Different Taxation Schemes | Advanced Science News

The developments in electricity production from renewable resources, like wind and solar power, requires an increasingly flexible power system. One option attracting considerable attention for several decades is to make use of idle flexibility from electricity consumers. The continuous roll-out of smart meters enables more detailed billing, and consumers could switch to dynamic pricing schemes […]

Senators warn of job losses over minimum alcohol pricing | Irish Examiner

Senators warn of job losses over minimum alcohol pricing | Irish Examiner

The Government is amending the Public Health Alcohol Bill so that small shops can still show drink products without covering them up, a chief concern among mainly Government senators. Mr Harris told the Seanad that with current cheap alcohol prices, a woman could reach her weekly recommended intake of drink for €4.90 while a man […]

Increased power prices to lessen inefficient use of energy: KAPSARC | Saudi Gazette

Increased power prices to lessen inefficient use of energy: KAPSARC | Saudi Gazette

JEDDAH — The King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC) has published a research paper titled “Reforming Industrial Fuel and Residential Electricity Prices” and found that the energy system could benefit by $12 billion per year, largely due to households using less electricity in response to increased prices – for example, from 144 TWh […]

Harvey-related price-gouging complaints filed against 127 gas retailers | Caller-Times

Harvey-related price-gouging complaints filed against 127 gas retailers | Caller-Times

AUSTIN – More than 125 Texas retailers are accused of price-gouging for charging customers nearly $4 or more for a gallon of unleaded gas or diesel after Hurricane Harvey knocked out refinery capacity along the Gulf Coast in late August. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said Monday that he gave the retailers the option of resolving the matter […]

Opinion: Petrol retailers price cycles and price gouging must end | The Courier-Mail

Opinion: Petrol retailers price cycles and price gouging must end | The Courier-Mail

SCREWED again, dammit! Last month I wrote about how we’re all being royally gouged by petrol retailers, seemingly uniformly across groupings of suburbs, engaging in 30¢-plus price cycles lasting up to six weeks. And so it was that petrol stations in my neck of the western suburbs woods, which locals refer bitterly to as the […]

Forest fee increases proposed | Bitterroot Star

Forest fee increases proposed | Bitterroot Star

According to Strayer the proposal went through local, regional and national review and analysis in its development. She said the fee increases are different for different sites because part of the aim was to make the fees charged consistent across the Forest based on the services provided. For instance, campgrounds featuring services such as water, […]

Welsh government plans minimum pricing for alcohol sales | The Guardian

Welsh government plans minimum pricing for alcohol sales | The Guardian

A new law that will introduce a minimum price for the sale of alcohol in Wales has been unveiled by the Welsh government. The public health (minimum price for alcohol) (Wales) bill is expected to be introduced before the Welsh assembly on Monday by the public health minister, Rebecca Evans. It will address longstanding health […]