AARP Connecticut Sends Comments Regarding Eversource Rate Case to PURA

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-02-14T14:15:50+00:00">February 14, 2018</time> by AARP Connecticut

AARP Connecticut provided members of Connecticut’s Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) with comments about the proposed settlement to Eversource Energy’s request to implement a significant rate increase that would raise the cost of energy for Connecticut ratepayers (Docket No. 17-10-46). The letter from AARP Connecticut Director of Advocacy and Outreach John Erlingheuser follows: Please accept these comments from AARP Connecticut concerning the proposed settlement for Docket 17-10-46. Families in Connecticut count on utilities being affordable and reliable to cool, heat …

AARP: State Must Pass Budget that Protects Seniors & Values Family Caregivers

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-02-07T10:56:36+00:00">February 7, 2018</time> by AARP Connecticut

Ask your legislator to pass a budget that protects seniors & values family caregivers at http://bit.ly/AARPProtectSeniors2018. AARP Connecticut State Director Nora Duncan provided the following statement in regards to Governor Dannel P. Malloy’s budget proposal and the next steps in the budget process: “Over the last several years, senior safety net programs have been eviscerated and the compounding effect has taken its toll on seniors and family caregivers,” said Duncan. “Connecticut’s elected legislators must not turn their back on our …

AARP Connecticut Statement on DEEP & PURA Final Assessment of Millstone

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-02-02T15:13:22+00:00">February 2, 2018</time> by AARP Connecticut

AARP Connecticut, the state’s largest consumer advocacy organization representing nearly 600,000 members in Connecticut, released the following statement from John Erlingheuser, state advocacy director, regarding a determination by the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) and Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) that Millstone Nuclear Power Plant should receive the special treatment provided under Public Act 17-3. “AARP Connecticut is disappointed in the final assessment by DEEP and PURA that will set in motion a process that will provide …

Achieving Financial Security

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-01-25T13:14:08+00:00">January 25, 2018</time> by AARP Connecticut

By Jasmine Carvalho with United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut is committed to individuals and families being financially secure. In Connecticut, one in three families struggle to make ends meet with the high costs of necessities such as child care, housing, and food (Connecticut United Ways, 2016). In the 40-town region of central and northeastern Connecticut, 41 percent of families struggle to meet their basic needs. United Way connects these hard-working individuals …

AARP Applauds Progress in Implementing Retirement Security Program

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-01-22T09:50:30+00:00">January 22, 2018</time> by AARP Connecticut

AARP Connecticut applauds the progress towards implementing the Connecticut Retirement Security Program (Public Act 16-29) that was signed into law in 2016 and is on-track to begin operation in 2018. The authority, which has oversight of the Connecticut retirement security plan that will begin operation in 2018, formerly posted the opening of an Executive Director position on Friday, Jan. 19. The plan requires all Connecticut businesses of five or more employees with no pension or 401 K plan to allow …

Eversource Rate Increase Request Would Cost Connecticut Consumers Nearly $1 Billion

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-01-11T14:29:04+00:00">January 11, 2018</time> by AARP Connecticut

Eversource Energy – Connecticut’s largest utility provider delivering electricity to 1.2 million customers – is seeking approval to implement a significant rate increase that will raise the cost of energy for Connecticut ratepayers by nearly $1 billion over three years. Based on their formal submission to the Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA), Eversource is requesting approval to raise distribution rates by approximately $255.8 million for calendar year 2018, an additional $45 (totaling $300.8 million) for 2019 and additional $36 …

CÓMO EVALUAR LOS PLANES DE ELECTRICIDAD

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-01-08T11:40:27+00:00">January 8, 2018</time> by AARP Connecticut

Encuentra la mejor oferta para tu factura mensual David Thomas se considera una persona inteligente con el dinero, por lo que le resultó difícil ignorar las ofertas que le llegaban por correo con promesas de facturas de electricidad más bajas. Hace varios años, decidió atreverse y firmó un contrato con otro proveedor que lo atrajo con tarifas significativamente más bajas. “Me fue bien por varios meses, pero entonces comenzaron a llegar cuentas bastante altas”, dice Thomas, de 77 años y …

Let Your Voice Be Heard: Tell Regulators to Say NO to Special Deals for Profitable Millstone Without Disclosure!

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-01-05T14:31:22+00:00">January 5, 2018</time> by AARP Connecticut

The Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) and the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) have concluded that the Millstone Nuclear Power plant will be profitable through the year 2035, (Docket # 17-07-32). Dominion Energy, owner and operator of the Millstone Nuclear Power Plant in Waterford, is asking the state for a special deal that would cause you to pay more for electricity and result in bigger profits for Dominion. Dominion has refused full disclose of their finances. Based …

AARP Connecticut’s 2017 in Review

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-01-03T15:34:53+00:00">January 3, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-01-03T15:36:06+00:00">January 3, 2018</time> by AARP Connecticut

What a year we had, thanks to all of the volunteers and members in the state… thank you and consider this an open invite to everyone to join us in 2018!

Discover Real Discounts in Connecticut

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-12-07T12:45:00+00:00">December 7, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-12-07T12:47:03+00:00">December 7, 2017</time> by AARP Connecticut

AARP Connecticut offers members terrific year-round opportunities to save money and connect them with people and places in their community while supporting local, nonprofit educational and cultural venues. Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall – AARP members can enjoy great discounts on admission and memberships to a variety of Connecticut museums and cultural attractions, local theater, musical performances, educational classes, and more! New offers are added throughout the year so bookmark www.aarp.org/ctdiscounts and check back often for information about current discounts …