Monday, January 23, 2012

[Peninsula-Patriots] FW: Urgent action needed

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From: Sue Long []
Sent: Friday, January 20, 2012 5:05 PM
To: Sue Long A
Subject: Urgent action needed



Urgent action needed to prevent the VA general Assembly from passing Agenda 21provisions. 


Subject: House Commerce & Labor Committee: Please do NOT support HB 312 /HB 894



Patriots---If you DO NOT want a smart meter and rationed energy, please call/email your reps in the list below and Chairman Kilgore ....804-698-1001




reject HB 312, HB 894, and all the other bills  that bear the imprimatur of United Nations Agenda 21.


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Catherine Turner <>
Date: Fri, Jan 20, 2012 at 7:02 AM
Subject: House Commerce & Labor Committee: Please do NOT support HB 312 /HB 894

Dear Chairman Kilgore, Delegate Johnson, Delegate Ware and Members of the House Commerce and Labor Committee:

As an Appalachian Power Customer residing in the 1st and 5th Districts, I am very concerned about about the rising cost of energy and as a result, my power bill. However, I am more concerned that the measures taken to ostensibly contain these costs are in fact exacerbating
a pernicious problem within so much of the legislation that is currently before you.

You may be assured that my preference is not to be troubled at 4AM by conundrums like "decoupling"...

"Decoupling mechanism" means a rate, tariff design or mechanism that decouples the recovery of a utility's allowed distribution revenue from the level of consumption of natural gas by its customers, including (i) a mechanism that adjusts actual nongas distribution revenues per customer to allowed distribution revenues per customer, such as a sales adjustment clause, (ii) rate design changes that substantially align the percentage of fixed charge revenue recovery with the percentage of the utility's fixed costs, such as straight fixed variable rates, provided such mechanism includes a substantial demand component based on a customer's peak usage, or (iii) a combination of clauses (i) and (ii) that substantially decreases the relative amount of nongas distribution revenue affected by changes in per customer consumption of gas.

....which Wikipedia explains as

Economic growth without environmental damage

In economic and environmental fields, decoupling is becoming increasingly used in the context of economic production and environmental quality. When used in this way, it refers to the ability of an economy to grow without corresponding increases in environmental pressure. In many economies, increasing production (GDP) raises pressure on the environment. An economy that is able to sustain GDP growth without having a negative impact on environmental conditions, is said to be decoupled. Exactly how, if, or to what extent this can be achieved is a subject of much debate. In 2011, the International Resource Panel, hosted by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) warned that by 2050, the human race could devour 140 billion tons of minerals, ores, fossil fuels and biomass per year – three times its current appetite – unless nations can start decoupling economic growth rates from the rate of natural resource consumption.[1]. It noted that developed country citizens consume an average of 16 tons of those four key resources per capita (ranging up to 40 or more tons per person in some developed countries). By comparison, the average person in India today consumes four tons per year.

The OECD has made decoupling a major focus of the work of its Environment Directorate. The OECD defines the term as follows: The term 'decoupling' refers to breaking the link between "environmental bads" and "economic goods." It explains this as having rates of increasing wealth greater than the rates of increasing impacts[2]

...a seeming anomaly---not unlike "zero carbon footprint"--- until you understand that this is just another implementation plan brought to us by UNEP and United Nations Agenda 21. To understand the "customer engagement programs"---smart meters, in real-time talk---you only have to hop on Google to get an idea of the health hazards and havoc they are creating across the country. Do you really want to create this for the Commonwealth of Virginia?

Please contrast this information with the bills that you have before you now and reject HB 312, HB 894, and all the others that bear the imprimatur of United Nations Agenda 21.



Catherine Turner

Co-chair, SWVA Tea Party Abingdon / Bristol / Washington County (Member, VA Tea Party Federation)

Member, NRV Tea Party

Member, Pulaski County Tea Party


HB 312 Electric and natural gas utilities; energy efficiency programs.

Introduced by: R. Lee Ware, Jr. | all patrons    ...    notes | add to my profiles


Utility energy efficiency programs.  Provides that an energy efficiency program proposed by an electric utility is in the public interest if the net present value of the benefits exceeds the net present value of the costs as determined by any three of four benefit cost tests. The four tests to be considered are the Total Resource Cost Test, the Utility Cost Test (also referred to as the Program Administrator Test), the Participant Test, and the Ratepayer Impact Measure Test. An electric utility's energy efficiency program may be deemed to be in the public interest if it provides measurable and verifiable energy savings to low-income customers or elderly customers. The current standard for what constitutes a cost-effective conservation and energy efficiency program conducted by a natural gas utility is revised to conform to these new provisions for electric utilities. Finally, the measure expands the definition of "energy efficiency program" with regard to electric utilities to include customer engagement programs that result in measurable and verifiable energy savings that lead to efficient use patterns and practices.






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