Competitive commercial – residential Electric Rates for TX

Rates for 09/17/2010

Commercial Rates
12 months
24 months
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Houston Zone (CenterPoint):
7.05 7.35 7.59
North Zone (OnCor):
6.82 7.10 7.32
South Zone (AEP Central):
6.80 7.06 7.25
West Zone (AEP North):
6.59 6.82 7.08
Residential Rates
12 months
24 months
36 months
Houston Zone (CenterPoint):
10.5 11.1 13.3
North Zone (OnCor):
10.3 10.9 12.9
South Zone (AEP Central):
10.3 10.9 13.3
West Zone (AEP North):
10.3 10.9 12.7

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Volusia / Flagler County Florida EcoNet Event

Herb and Butterfly Festival

Wondering how to best use that mulch you have been composting?  Learn from the experts.

Very exciting Eco Event through “The EcoNet”, see details below and links to additional information … CSea

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Florida EcoNet (The EcoNet) has invited you to the event ‘Full Moon Butterfly & Herb Festival’ on Florida EcoNet!

Check out “Full Moon Butterfly & Herb Festival” on Florida EcoNet

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Time: June 19, 2010 from 10am to 2pm
Location: Full Moon Natives Nursery
Organized By: Full Moon Natives

Event Description:
Saturday, June 19
10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Schedule of Events

10:00 – 10:45 Learn How to Make Your Own Herb Infused Vinegars by Linda Johnson
BYOB and you can create your own custom blend, please select a clear, narrow neck bottle with a cork.

11:00 – 11:45 Butterfly Gardening w/Native Plants and Herbs by Kevin Bagwell

12:00 – 12:45 Herb Culinary Lesson by Barbara Kieran
Chef Barbara will be preparing an Herb Encrusted Turkey Breast, Basil Pesto, Savory Bread Dip and Rosemary Lemon Punch – which you get to sample!

1:00 – 1:45 Growing Herbs in Containers, Gardens & Landscapes by Kevin Bagwell

ongoing Planting a Dish Garden by Carla McDougal
Demonstrations throughout the morning in the nursery. Bring your own pot, purchase your herbs and we will help you plant your dish garden.

Let a butterfly land on your cheek….FREE Butterfly Face Painting by Cat

Spend the morning with Full Moon Natives, bring your camera – the wood ducks, butterflies, egret or woodpeckers may be out. We’ll have sitting areas so you can enjoy the serenity of nature or test your skills with a game of croquet or holey board.

Seminars are free to the public – reservations are requested so we have handouts available for all participants. Refreshments and light snacks will be provided.

Call 386.212.9923 or email your reservation to

See more details and RSVP on Florida EcoNet:

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We are currently serving the Volusia & Flagler counties. Our first pilot project is turning Downtown Daytona Beach into a green district.

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Climate change laws mean higher consumer costs: ATA

mitigate pollution while saving money

mitigate pollution while saving money

Jul 21, 2009 3:03 PM

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) told the US Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works that climate change legislation would impose significant costs on American consumers.

In his statement on behalf of ATA, Ray Kuntz, chairman of ATA’s Executive Committee and immediate past chairman of the associations, said any substantial cost increases imposed directly or indirectly on trucks by climate change legislation will curtail delivery of vital consumer goods across the nation such as food, medicine, and clothing.

“Constraining the country’s freight delivery system would change our way of life for the worse by significantly increasing the cost of everything we buy,” said Kuntz, who is chairman and chief executive officer of Watkins and Shepard Trucking, based in Helena MT.

A one-cent increase in the average price of diesel costs the trucking industry an additional $390 million in fuel expenses. Petroleum suppliers indicate that climate change legislation could increase the cost of gasoline by 77 cents per gallon for gasoline and 88 cents for diesel fuel. As trucking companies struggle with already minuscule margins, additional costs for fuel would be passed on to shippers of goods and materials and ultimately to consumers.

Kuntz addressed six other issues in his testimony relating directly to climate change legislation and trucking:

•Climate change legislation must address the need to improve highway infrastructure to reduce carbon output.

•Carbon oversight markets must carefully be monitored and transparent to prevent excessive speculation.

•Trucking needs to be addressed differently than passenger vehicles because trucks are not discretionary users.

•State transportation emissions reduction plans must not impede the delivery of goods.

•Federal regulations must pre-empt regional, state, and local carbon laws to prevent a patchwork jumble of laws that would impede transportation efficiency.

•Oil refiners should receive appropriate free carbon allowances for fuel production to help offset significant price increases for refined products.

Kuntz serves on ATA’s Sustainability Task Force, which developed a progressive sustainability agenda that will reduce fuel consumption by 86 billion gallons and CO2 emissions by 900 million tons for all vehicles over the next 10 years by: setting governors on new trucks to limit speeds to no more than 65 mph; reducing the national speed limit to 65 mph for all vehicles; reducing engine idling; reducing congestion by improving highways; using more productive truck combination’s; supporting national fuel economy standards for trucks; and increasing fuel efficiency by encouraging participation in the U.S. EPA SmartWay Transport Partnership Program.

Visit for ATA’s entire sustainability report with detailed explanations.

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