Addendum On Preferential Electric Rates for Industry

My posting of 26 Nov. 2013 on preferential electric rates for industry did not address the question of which industries  are heavily sensitive to electric rates. A 209 report from the Pew  Center on  Climate Change*  identifies the industries where costs are  heavily reliant on electricity. Electricity costs more than about five percent for about ten percent of industries. For about two-thirds of industries the cost is two percent, or less.  The Pew report provides a guide to which industries really need electric-rate relief.

* J.E. Aldy &  W.A. Pizer, “The Competitiveness Impacts of Carbon mitigation Policies”, May 2009

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