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Electricity bills increase sharply

Spike of 109% in natural gas prices blamed

National Grid line mechanic Josh Barnes, left, and hotstick lineman Dave Lazorischak install new poles on Rosendale Road in Niskayuna last August.
National Grid line mechanic Josh Barnes, left, and hotstick lineman Dave Lazorischak install new poles on Rosendale Road in Niskayuna last August.
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Now more than ever, it’s a good idea to hit the light switch after leaving the room. Rising natural gas prices have caused a spike in the cost of electricity, leaving many utility customers with bills that are significantly higher than they were at the beginning of the winter. The wholesale price of electricity rose from $44.68 per megawatt hour in December to $82.18 in January, or by 83.9 percent in one month, according to ...


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justapto
February 23, 2013
4:51 p.m.

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Another reson to leave New York State. I don't know of any recent college graduates that have picked NY as a place to live
Sooo sad!!!

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