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Mirror/AARP Google Hangout on choosing an electric supplier

Join us for our third Google Hangout as we have a conversation about state laws intended to help people weigh the risks and benefits of choosing a third-party electric supplier versus staying with the standard offer provided by your local utility, Eversource or United Illuminating. Shop carefully. Some retailers are offering rates cheaper than the standard offer, but they charge enrollment fees that can quickly exceed the modest savings. Continue Reading →

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Eversource and UI electric rates heading for big drop in July

Electric rates charged by Connecticut’s two utilities are headed for major reductions for the six months beginning July 1. Eversource Energy standard offer rates for residential customers will drop by more than one-third, and United Illuminating rates will drop nearly one-third. Continue Reading →

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About face: Legislators push ban on variable electric rates

A new push to ban variable electric rates is a tacit admission by key legislators that a 2014 consumer protection law was insufficient to protect customers against bait-and-switch marketing by some of the electric retailers who compete with United Illuminating and Connecticut Light & Power, now known as Eversource Energy. Continue Reading →

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House approves consumer protections for electric customers

The House unanimously gave final passage Monday to consumer protections for electric customers, keeping intact a Senate bill praised by legislators as a breakthrough, while advocacy groups complained it did not go far enough to protect consumers from predatory marketing. Continue Reading →

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CT Democrats make election-year pitch to older voters

The General Assembly’s election-year session doesn’t begin until next week, but one thing already is clear: Legislators and the governor are ardently courting older voters, one of largest and most reliable elements of the electorate.

Democratic leaders Friday outlined a low-cost, high-profile legislative agenda of consumer protections and other items backed by AARP, the over-50 advocacy group that says polling shows its members comprise 40 percent of voter turnout in Connecticut. Continue Reading →

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