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Public Service Company of New Mexico (PNM), the state’s largest electricity provider, is asking the state Public Regulation Commission to approve its second rate hike in two years. The utility says it needs the extra money to help shut down two coal-fired power plants in northwestern New Mexico.
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Right now, the Minnesota Public Utility Commission (PUC) is considering a request from Xcel Energy that could raise customer rates by nearly 10% or about $132 a year. If approved, Xcel will have raised rates on their Minnesota customers 6 years in a row. When utility bills go up it hits everyone's pocket book, especially those on fixed incomes or struggling to make ends meet.
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Utility Rates
What would it mean for you if PG&E’s rates – and your utility bills – increased?
Fresno CPUC Hearing
AARP California has been working to educate and engage the public in opposition to PG&E's request for a $5.33 billion rate increase. Over the past two months, 43 AARP activists joined us at California Public Utility Commission (CPUC) public participation hearings in San Bruno, San Francisco, Fresno, and Oakland to testify about the impacts the rate increase would have on their families and communities. Over 1,400 AARP activists have also emailed the CPUC to say NO to higher utility rates.
Affordable Utilities Now!
It's time to say, "Enough is enough!" Despite the tough economic times facing Californians, Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) wants more of your money. PG&E is asking the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) for a $5.33 billion rate increase – which would raise the company's revenues by an astounding 33% and be paid for by electric customers like you.
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Did you know that PG&E is asking for a $5.5 billion rate increase from the California Public Utilities Commission (PUC)?
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