electric bills

Sal Mazzaro shows off his utility bill - Lynbrook, NY - Jul 7, 2011 (credit: Sophia Hall / WCBS 880)

Connecticut Could Become First State To Ban Variable-Rate Utility Contracts

Consumers are often tempted to opt for variable rates with electric utility companies, hoping to lower their bills.

03/24/2015

Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen (credit: Getty Images)

Connecticut AG Hopes Legislation Will Power Comparison Shopping For Electric Companies

A lot of consumers in Connecticut have been signing up with electricity providers who promise lower rates, only to find a month or two later, their bills have increased sharply.

04/01/2014

Brighton Beach, Brooklyn (Credit: Marina Carpova Foxman/Facebook)

Sandy-Ravaged Brighton Beach Residents Hit With Huge Electric Bills For Space Heaters

The community of Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, was devastated by Superstorm Sandy, and now, residents who still have no heat are seeing astronomical electric bills as they run space heaters during this bitter winter.

02/13/2013

Lawmaker’s Lawsuit May Challenge Conn. Budget

A state senator’s legal challenge of a little-known fee on many Connecticut electric bills could create yet another massive hole in the state’s already deficit-plagued budget, should the tea party-backed lawmaker win in court.

03/27/2011