Recent attention given high heating oil prices overlooks the fact natural gas is the principal fuel used to heat US homes, says the Fairfax, Va.-based ICF. More than 60 million US homes heat with natural gas-more than six times the number that use heating oil, it says. Customers who heat their homes with natural gas could see heating bills that are 50% or more higher this winter than last.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 27, 2000–The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approved an application by International Transmission Co. (ITC), a subsidiary of DTE Energy, for innovative electric transmission rates. The rate proposal contains provisions that will help existing wholesale and open-access customers transition through a rate freeze period mandated by Michigan’s restructuring laws.