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Think your gas bill is too high now? It's about to cost you more if Atmos Energy gets its way. Atmos has filed an application with the Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) seeking to increase base rates by $9.6 million. Atmos is asking the KCC to approve an increase in the monthly customer charge by more than $3 per month. The proposed increase, from $18.04 per month to $22 per month, would mean Atmos customers in Kansas would pay one of the highest customer charges in the country. This customer charge is the price you pay even before you turn on your gas furnace or stove.
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By Sarah Hollander
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Local governments throughout California are forming community-owned agencies that operate Community Choice Energy (CCE) programs to deliver cleaner, competitively priced electricity to their customers through the existing utility. Each CCE is governed locally, partnering with the current utility to deliver electricity over existing lines, maintain the lines, send bills, respond to power outages and provide customer service. The only change that customers may see is an additional line on their bill with the name of their new CCE and their Electric Generation Charges
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By Melissa Preddy
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Helping Mainers with Limited-Incomes Reduce Energy Costs
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AARP Connecticut will testify to members of the Connecticut Energy and Technology Committee on Tuesday, Feb. 7, on reasons the state legislature should not pass S.B 106, a bill providing special deals or subsidies to Dominion Resources for the Millstone Nuclear Power Station.
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In true Pennsylvania Dutch fashion, there was a smorgasbord of activity in Harrisburg this week while the legislature was in session and were negotiating the state budget with Governor Wolf. Here is a recap of some notable issues that could impact Pennsylvanians age 50 and older:
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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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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.
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