Madrid has followed Andalucia in opening an expediente informativo against the electric companies (los electicos). So I hope you’re not going to think that they will actually take action against the monopolistic bastards. Let’s see…. an expediente is an investigation. So an expediente informativo is, basically, an investigation that results in a conclusion. Could be in favour of opening a new expediente, or against. If against, then the politicos can shrug and say “we tried!”. Continue reading Madrid also opens expediente informativo against the electric companies
The Junta de Andalucia and Sevillana Endesa -normally the best of friends, and if you want one then you’ll find them in bed with the other- has display a small rift with Sevillana Endesa over the change from bimonthly to monthly billing. Those of us on “small” (under 10Kw lines) will have noticed that we are now being billed monthly, instead of every two months, and what is more, the first month is estimated. In Continue reading Rift between the Junta and Endesa
Forgot to mention this: Endesa, your local friendly electric company, would like to remind all small users (under 10Kw power supplied) that in future its billing will be monthly, instead of every two months. However, if I am reading this correctly, they will continue reading everybodies bill every two months. So every alternate bill will be estimated, with the next bill adjusted to reality. Except that, no doubt, the next step will be to increase Continue reading Electricity bills now to be monthly
For those of you wondering about how the court case (here) appeal against the charged of Civil disobedience, invasion and illegal occupation of a public edifice (to wit, the Turre Town Hall), refusing to obey the commands of an office of duly constituted civil authority, blocking the free passage of vehicles on a public road, ended – Judge Tomás Cobo upheld the complaint and kept the fine. So that’s €500 down the drain. Thank you Continue reading Officially a “Troublemaker” in the eyes of the law
I’m up in front of the beak (as I believe the expression is) on Thursday. Civil disobedience, invasion and illegal occupation of a public edifice (to wit, the Turre Town Hall), refusing to obey the commands of an office of duly constituted civil authority, blocking the free passage of vehicles on a public road, are just some of the charges levied against me. 350€ and the right to expression is at stake. Civil Court 1, Continue reading In Court
There we go. An average increase of 3.4% for domestic users as from the 1st. (Varies slightly depending upon your exact tariff and usage).
A very nice little Welcome to 2009 card (no mention of Christmas, just the new year) turns up in the post from Sevillana Endesa. It’s a third bigger than most Christmas cards, as it has an extra sheet, although 3 pages are blank and another just has a nonsensical, Dali style diagram on it. It waffles on about the sea, the mountains, the valleys, the flowers, the trees, the environment, the trees, you, me, him, Continue reading Irony and Sevillana Endesa