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Locals Meet With Mayor To Discuss Rising GRU Rates

By on June 15th, 2015 | Last updated: June 15, 2015 at 12:52 pm

Members of local congregations hosted a public meeting with Mayor Ed Braddy Thursday night to voice concerns about increasing GRU rates. Braddy committed to finding a solution to residents’ concerns.

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Proposed Solar Energy Amendment To Compete With Utility Companies

By on May 14th, 2015 | Last updated: May 14, 2015 at 3:54 pm

A new amendment, known as the Solar Initiative, seeks to overcome utility regulations by allowing businesses to generate and sell their own solar power to neighboring businesses. A report was recently released outlining the advantages of allowing a free market in Florida’s energy.

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Gainesville Regional Utilities Customers Pay More To Use Less

By on February 4th, 2015 | Last updated: February 4, 2015 at 11:30 am

Gainesville residents using less energy means generating less money for Gainesville services such as police and parks. To offset the loss, the average bill for a GRU customer increased about $6 in October, resulting in the second highest ranked residential bill in the state.

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Ocala Faces Lawsuit Over Unauthorized User Fees

By on March 12th, 2014 | Last updated: March 12, 2014 at 4:59 pm

A class-action lawsuit has been filed against the city of Ocala for charging allegedly illegal emergency fire service user fees.

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Some Off-The-Grid North Floridians Get To Skip GRU Rate Increases

By on October 16th, 2013 | Last updated: October 16, 2013 at 6:11 pm

With the rising cost of utilities for Gainesville residents, some have taken to living without the aid of established utility companies.

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New Florida House bill could reduce utility rates, repeal cost recovery programs

By and on March 27th, 2013 | Last updated: October 21, 2013 at 3:59 pm

The Florida House Energy and Utilities Subcommittee held a hearing Wednesday to discuss the proposal of a bill that would repeal cost recovery programs.

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