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Clean-energy plan flawed

...is for sure: The carbon rule would increase consumer costs.The EPA says its carbon rule will cause nationwide electricity price increases of between 6 to 7 percent in 2020, and up to 12 percent in some locations. Many economists say that's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2014-11-25/clean-energy-plan-flawed
Why drop in oil prices could squeeze US economy

...even as the economy was recovering from the financial crisis. Those lower prices helped manufacturers by lowering electricity prices and raw material costs.And increases in U.S. oil production have protected the U.S. economy by keeping fuel...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-13/why-drop-oil-prices-could-
US predicts less oppressive heating bills this winter

...cubic feet. Prices are higher in part because last year's cold winter drained gas in storage.ELECTRICITY: Electricity prices are heavily influenced by natural gas prices, so they're on the rise. But customers should use less this winter...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-07/us-predicts-less-oppressiv
Reaction to EPA carbon proposal split in Georgia

...advocacy.The opposite will happen, according to members of the Public Service Commission."This will raise electricity prices. There are no ifs, ands or buts about it," said Commission Chairman Chuck Eaton. "I will be the one, and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-06-03/reaction-epa-carbon-propos
Critics pushing back against plan to cut pollution from power plants

...labor union officials said Tuesday in Atlanta that the Obama administration's plan to trim emissions could raise electricity prices, result in job losses and will not significantly curtail global carbon emissions.Those comments came Tuesday...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-07-29/climate-rule-pushback-south
Plant Vogtle owners avoid loan subsidy fee

...where utilities compete to sell energy, the low cost of natural gas has pushed down the electricity price paid by consumers. But low electricity prices make it extremely difficult for nuclear plants to recoup their costs and stay profitable...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-04-26/plant-vogtle-owners-avoid-
Plant Vogtle project sponsors avoid loan subsidy fee

...where utilities compete to sell energy, the low cost of natural gas has pushed down the electricity price paid by consumers. But low electricity prices make it extremely difficult for nuclear plants to recoup their costs and stay profitable...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-04-26/plant-vogtle-project-sponsors
PSC priority is managing Vogtle costs

...amount of necessary backup power it needs to reliably meet electricity demand," Gunning said. "Instead of raising electricity prices on customers to update aging coal plants that sit idle for many months of the year (like Plant McIntosh in Savannah...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-01-26/psc-priority-managing-vogtle
Tips to keep your heating bill lower

...expected to cost more because fuel prices are rising and forecasts call for cooler weather.Natural gas, propane and electricity prices are expected to rise, affecting 94 percent of U.S. households. Hea ting oil users will catch a slight price break...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-10-12/tips-keep-your-heating-bil
Electric companies offer more customized plans

...had success attracting customers in the past when electricity prices are falling because they can offer a quick savings...with a thermostat that can adjust itself based on electricity prices."To differentiate yourself you have to craft...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-08-16/electric-companies-offer-m