The Ohio Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has proposed regulations to allow electric utilities to use fuel-cost clauses to recover gains or losses from trading Clean Air Act emission allowances....
VA High Court Upholds LEC Price-cap Plan
The Virginia Supreme Court has upheld the state's decision to implement a price-cap
alternative regulation plan for Bell Atlantic-Virginia, Inc., a telecommunications local exchange carrier (LEC). Rejecting an appeal brought by the American Association of Retired Persons and other consumer groups, the court concluded that the Virginia State Corporation Commission had adequate support for its decision to replace existing ratemaking methods. The new method 1) protects the affordability of local service, 2) assures quality of service, 3) will not unreasonably prejudice any class of customers, and 4) serves the public interest. American Association of Retired Persons v. Virginia State Corporation Commission No. 9502070, Sept. 29, 1995 (Va.Supr.Ct.).
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