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Dip in electric usage should trim bills

Milder temperatures lower consumption

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New Yorkers should see a slight decline in their electric bills this summer because of a drop in energy consumption linked to milder temperatures, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The EIA projects electricity prices will rise about 2.2 percent in the mid-Atlantic states, which includes New York, but the increase will be offset by a 4.6 percent reduction in usage. The end result will be a 2.5 percent decline in summer electricity bills, ...

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July 5, 2013
7:44 a.m.

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Is this a joke? Rates are up and air conditioners are running nonstop. Where are the "milder" temperatures you talk about? In Schenectady County everything is up especially the property taxes.