electricity generation http://wshu.org en Conn. Senate joins House in supporting electricity billing transparency http://wshu.org/post/conn-senate-joins-house-supporting-electricity-billing-transparency <p>The Connecticut House of Representatives joined the state Senate on Monday in unanimously approving a <a href="http://cga.ct.gov/2014/FC/pdf/2014SB-00002-R000639-FC.pdf">bill to provide more transparent billing and marketing by electricity suppliers</a>. Lawmakers passed the bill in response to hundreds of consumer complaints about sharply higher prices and deceptive marketing.</p><p>AARP Connecticut <a href="http://states.aarp.org/aarp-statement-on-ct-electric-consumer-legislation-sb2-sc-ct-wp-advocacy/">says the legislation does not go far enough</a> in providing consumer protections.</p> Mon, 05 May 2014 22:14:13 +0000 Craig LeMoult 16910 at http://wshu.org Cold snap leads to spike in natural gas prices and increased fossil fuels for electricity http://wshu.org/post/cold-snap-leads-spike-natural-gas-prices-and-increased-fossil-fuels-electricity <p>Frigid cold temperatures this week &nbsp;means a lot of folks are cranking&nbsp; up the thermostats in their homes. And it turns out one result of that has been a spike in the cost of natural gas, and an increase in the amount of oil and oil used for electricity generation. Jan Ellen Spiegel of the Connecticut Mirror explained what’s happening to WSHU’s Mark Herz.</p><p> Read Jan Ellen Spiegel's story in the Connecticut Mirror <a href="http://www.ctmirror.org/story/2014/01/06/frigid-spell-diverts-natural-gas-new-englands-power-grid">here</a>.</p><p></p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 02:47:37 +0000 Mark Herz & Jan Ellen Spiegel 10979 at http://wshu.org