Household electricity bills skyrocket

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    Obama and the libs care about the "Middle Class"?:eusa_liar:




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    $1,500 a year.
    Folks spend more than that on cable TV/Internet, eating in restaurants, going to movies, buying food for pets, watering their freakin' lawns.

    My combined utilities are almost half what they've been over the last 2 years. Not because of electricity costs, but because natural gas is 1/3 what it had been.

    But $1,500 for an entire year's worth of electricity for an average household? That's peanuts.
     
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    Lo siento. Fools.
     
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    Were do you live? my bills are through the roof The point is energy prices are going up when they don't have do. Get it ?
     
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    I agree, 1,500 is nothing. We run about $300-350 a month. However our firends in the summer is around $800.

     
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    The OP obviously failed to read his cited article, as cost increases have nothing to do with Obama or ‘libs.’
     
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    Could be a lot less, Mine is similar for a 1500 sqft house
     
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    Jesus Christ, where the hell do you people live?? My water and electric bills are on one bill and it averages around $150 a month in the summer time and about $105 in the fall/winter. And my bills have stayed fairly consistent year to year.
     
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    Illinois.

    I don't fault you for bitching about your individual electric bill, but that average you quoted of $1,500 per year is quite reasonable.

    Illinois has more nuclear plants than any other state. Maybe that has something to do with it.

    As for energy prices going up "when they don't have to"- I submit that maybe those prices do in fact have to go up for the very reasons stated in your quoted article. Replacing aging infrastructure for example.

    But while the cost of electricity is going up, the cost of natural gas, like I said, is 1//3 what it was not too long ago. That has more than offset the electricity component of my home utility bills.

    I'm not happy about high electric costs either. My company purchases from a unit of Touchstone Energy- an electric co-op. I've seen my costs triple over the last ten years.
    I pay $3,000 each month to do the same amount of work. I can't pass that cost along due to the nature of my business. I'm screwed.
     
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    When I lived in the country, it was nothing to fork out $500 to $600 a month during a cold winter just for propane alone. But that was several years ago. Natural gas and other gasses such as propane has gone down quite a bit. God bless the American natural gas industry.
     

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