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AARP has released the statement below from John Erlingheuser, AARP Connecticut Advocacy Director, on the final CL&P Rate Request Decision by Connecticut's Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA):
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Below is a statement by AARP Connecticut Advocacy Director, John Erlingheuser, on the recent CL&P rate request decision by Connecticut's Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA):
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Do you want to see your electric bill increase by an average of $150 a year – with the bulk being charged before you turn on a single light?
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AARP Connecticut and Connecticut Consumer Action Group (CCAG) are urging residents to contact the state’s Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) and tell them to reject what they call an “unfair and unreasonable” rate request by the Connecticut Light and Power Company (CL&P) that would increase an individual customer’s bill by an average of $150 a year.
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Old Saybrook resident and AARP member Jean Caron has been living in her 2,200 square foot home for the past 27 years. When she and her husband made the decision to make their home more energy efficient, they began looking for ways to do so in a cost-effective and timely manner.
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NBC Connecticut Troubleshooters has been investigating problems with Connecticut's competitive electricity market.  As part of their coverage, they highlight legislation currently being considered by state lawmakers that could result in 880,000 customers of CL&P and UI having their electricity supplier switched to another company without their consent.  AARP is strongly opposed to this legislation because it could result in higher electricity rates for all Connecticut residential customers in the future.  Watch the Troubleshooters report below featuring AARP's John Erlingheuser and then  Send an Email to your legislator and the Governor to tell them that you oppose their Energy Auction plan!
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AARP Connecticut is opposed to a one-time budget gimmick contained in the Governor’s latest State Budget proposal that would switch electric service suppliers for hundreds of thousands of Connecticut ratepayers without their permission  (Read our full testimony to the Finance Committee).   Under the Governor’s proposal, the State would oversee an “energy auction” that would sell off the rights to provide electric service to Standard Plan customers currently served by CL&P and UI, to the highest bidder.  Here’s how it would work:
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