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AARP Testimony for KCP&L Rate Hike Request Public Hearing

Posted on 05/21/2015 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

About AARP | Advocacy | Home & Family | Press May 18, 2015 Kansas Corporation Commission AARP Kansas Comments on KCP&L Gas Docket No. 15-KCPE-116-RTS By David Wilson, AARP Kansas Lead Volunteer   Chair Shari Fiest Albrecht, Commissioner Jay Scott Emler, and Commissioner Pat Apple, thank you for the opportunity to provide comments concerning the KCP&L rate increase request, Docket No.15-KCPE-116-RTS. For the record, my name is David Wilson and I serve as a Lead Volunteer and Past State President for AARP Kansas. AARP Kansas has more than 320,000 members …

KCP&L Rate Hike Hearing–May 18 at KU Edwards Campus

Posted on 05/15/2015 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

About AARP | Advocacy | Local Resources | Money & Work | Press AARP Kansas is encouraging customers of Kansas City Power and Light (KCP&L) who live in Kansas to make their voices heard about the proposed rate hike the company has requested be approved by the Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC). In January 2015, KCP&L filed for a rate increase to up electricity rates by 12.5%. For an average residential customer, this increase, if approved, would result in an additional monthly charge of approximately $11.67 per household. The KCC is holding a public hearing …

2015 Horizons Energy Summit

Posted on 04/13/2015 by | AARP Washington DC | Comments

Advocacy | Community | Fraud On Saturday, April 18th, AARP DC  co-sponsors Horizons 2015: Uniting Energy Technology and Consumers, at the University of the District of Columbia Law School, 4340 Connecticut Avenue NW Washington, D.C. from 9:00 AM-4:00 PM. Consumers will learn from and connect with the service providers who are creating a new world of technology and utility service options. Horizons 2015 will inform consumers about energy and sustainability issues such as solar energy, grid modernization, distributed generation, and tools they need for tracking …

AARP Appoints Transition Team in Ohio

Posted on 04/1/2015 by | AARP Ohio | Comments

Advocacy | Community | Press AARP Regional Vice President Rawle Andrews Jr. announced that, after a long and successful career driving positive social change for AARP members and Ohio residents of all ages, Ohio State Director Jane Taylor is retiring effective April 13, 2015. In thanking and wishing Jane well on her “What’s Next”, Andrews closed by stating, “With Jane’s departure, AARP Ohio’s Manager of State Operations Tamara James will step in as interim State Director, and Luke Russell, AARP Ohio’s Associate State Director for …

Keep the Heat On

Posted on 04/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Finances 50+ | Home & Family This year the state Public Service Commission announced it will review low-income assistance programs with an eye toward reducing the incidence of utility shut-offs due to unpaid bills. The commission said it has long recognized—as stated in the New York State Constitution—that the “aid, care and support of the needy are public concerns.” AARP welcomed the move but is asking the commission “to cast a wider net to help middle-income residents as well,” said Bill Ferris, AARP associate state director …

Electric Rates: Price Relief on the Way

Posted on 04/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Money & Work Virgin Islanders pay as much as five times the average U.S. rate for electricity, but the price is on its way down, providing relief for people on fixed incomes. Some older residents have been using candles at night to save on energy costs. The territory traditionally has relied on imported crude oil to generate electricity. Recent moves to develop alternative energy sources have brought down the price, however, and consumer advocates expect the trend to continue. AARP Virgin Islands is …