PSC explores discounted utility rates for low-income customers : Stltoday
This is an interesting development, almost as interesting as the vitriol published in the comments section.
To the discussion I would like to add/ask the PSC to consider adjusting rates of Ameren users based on the Energy Efficiency (EE) of their buildings and equipment. The worse the EE of the building, the higher the rate.
This would encourage homeowners and business owners to focus on saving money and reducing green house gases all at once. It would provide plenty of green jobs, provide a baseline for the EE of our whole building stock and help conserve resources. There would be many issues to work through - such as rental property - but I think it worth the effort.