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Green Energy Bills Soaring in Massachusetts Print E-mail
by Tom McGregor    Fri, Sep 26, 2014, 03:04 AM

Alternative energy resources have proven to be unreliable and costly, forcing Massachusetts residents to pay over 37 percent on utility bills.

The Boston Globe reports that, "Massachusetts consumers will pay significantly higher electric bills this winter as a persistent shortage of natural gas for generating plants drives power prices to record levels. The cost for a typical household could top $150 a month, based on an announcement this week from one of the state’s two dominant utilities, National Grid. It said its rates will increase by a whopping 37 percent over last winter’s, solely because the cost of buying electricity from power plants has soared to the highest level in decades, according to a company spokesman."

John Howatt, senior analyst at the National Consumer Law Center in Boston, is quoted as saying that, “This is pretty bad, and it’s going to really have a bearing on a lot of Massachusetts households’ abilities to just make ends meet this winter.”

According to the Boston Globe, "Other utilities, including NStar, are also warning customers to brace for higher electric bills this winter, but they have not determined final rates for the winter."

President Barry Obama's pledge to impose new carbon taxes would also increase electricty bills for American consumers.

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