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AARP Connecticut submitted the below comments to the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) as well as Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) regarding the Millstone  subsidization.
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Public Service Co. of Colorado, owned by Xcel Energy, is proposing a new energy initiative designed to impose significant costs on ratepayers and implement policies that are not in the best interest of consumers.
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New survey results from AARP Connecticut show majority want financial disclosure and have concerns with state residents funding nuclear power plant subsidy
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• New survey results from AARP Connecticut also show majority support standard offer plan, have concerns with rate increases & want restrictions on provider outreach
Expensive electricity
Most Connecticut residents will receive a significantly lower generation rate than current standard service rates for their electricity beginning July 1. The Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) announced the new standard service generation rates for Eversource and United Illuminating (UI) residential customers in early March. Residential standard service rates for Eversource will decrease from 9.555 cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh) to 6.606 cents/kWh, and for UI from 10.7358 cents/kWh to 8.0224 cents/kWh.
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By Miriam Davidson
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AARP Connecticut held a recent teleconference with its members to discuss Connecticut's residential third-party electric supply market and issues around consumer protection and choice.  Connecticut's Consumer Counsel, Elin Katz, was a guest on the call and helped answer questions from residents about the current electric market, charges by third party suppliers, how to lower electricity consumption and fees attached to changing or canceling suppliers. AARP reminded members to be vigilant in reviewing their electric bills each month and to understand the terms and conditions of any contract they enter into. Listen to the Teleconference Audio.
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From MIRS Residential customers would pay more and industrial customers would pay less, under a new rate structure for Consumers Energy electricity customers approved by the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) Tuesday. 
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