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AARP Calls on Board of Public Utilities to Reject PSE&G's Flawed Multi-Billion Dollar Upgrade Plan

AARP Calls on Board of Public Utilities to Reject PSE&G’s Flawed Multi-Billion Dollar Upgrade Plan

Posted on 04/9/2014 by | AARP New Jersey | Comments

Uncategorized …Urges Board to Construct a Program that Delivers Results, is Cost Effective and Protects Consumers   PRINCETON- Today, AARP, a party in the so-called “Energy Strong” proceeding, filed its initial brief with the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, urging the Board to reject PSE&G’s mammoth Energy Strong proposal as filed, a multi-billion proposal which is high on cost, yet light on actual, tangible benefits for PSE&G customers. “PSE&G, quite simply, did not carry its burden for this unusual and …

AARP Opposes Charging Consumers for Clean Up of Manufactured Gas and Electric Plants.

AARP Opposes Charging Consumers for Clean Up of Manufactured Gas and Electric Plants.

Posted on 04/8/2014 by | AARP Ohio | Comments

About AARP | Advocacy | Ohio | Press Contact: Luke Russell, lrussell@aarp.org AARP wants Ohioans to have legal protection on their monthly utility bills. Columbus, OH. – AARP opposes legislation that would remove legal protections for natural gas consumers and their monthly utility bills.  The legislation that AARP opposes would allow utilities to seek rate increases for the cost to clean up long defunct manufactured gas and electric plants (MGP).  AARP is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization representing the interests of people age 50 and older. Older consumers in …

AARP fights for consumers on utility rate issue

Posted on 04/3/2014 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

Home & Family | Missouri | Money & Work AARP is challenging utility rate increases and fighting to ensure that utility companies receive only what is fair and reasonable – and not a dime more. Case in point The Missouri Public Service Commission (MoPSC) recently released a confidential report stating that Ameren Missouri over-earned more than $67 million between November 2012 and September 2013. AARP, fighting for our members and all consumers, took action to support the Office of Public Counsel’s motion to declassify over-earnings that were initially not …

AARP CT Statement on Malloy Electric Supplier Proposals

AARP CT Statement on Malloy Electric Supplier Proposals

Posted on 04/1/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Advocacy | Connecticut | Money & Work | Press AARP Connecticut released the following statement from AARP State Director, Nora Duncan, in response to Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy’s announcement regarding State efforts to address consumer complaints in the electric supplier market: See Also: AARP Survey Supports Stronger Protections for CT Electric Customers  “While we have not seen the legislative language associated with the Governor’s proposals, AARP is encouraged by his remarks and his recognition that the third party electric supply market needs to be fixed.  We consider this is …

Seeking More Data on Utility Rate Hikes

Posted on 04/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Missouri | Money & Work As a member of the Fair Energy Rate Action Fund, AARP Missouri is pressing for legislation that would require more transparency in utility companies’ earnings reports. AARP wants utilities to publicly disclose returns on equity on a quarterly basis—not just during rate hearings—so consumer advocates can assess whether rate hikes are warranted. “The general public often has a difficult time obtaining this information,” said Craig Eichelman, AARP state director. “There is no way for a citizen to determine if a …

Most of Utility Rate Hikes Rolled Back

Posted on 04/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Louisiana | Money & Work Two utility-rate cases before the Louisiana Public Service Commission last year could have led to rate hikes for about 1 million residential customers. AARP and other consumer advocates intervened, and in settlements announced in December, Entergy Louisiana agreed to drop its proposed $144 million rate hike to $10 million, while Entergy Gulf States Louisiana backed off entirely from a proposed $38 million increase. “Retirees spend a higher percentage of their budgets on utilities than working people do, so any increase …