With state residents already suffering high rates of unemployment, foreclosure and job loss, the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) is fighting a proposed utility rate hike, expected to be filed by NV Energy this summer.
“AARP aims to ensure that utility companies receive only what is fair and reasonable – and not a dime more,” says AARP spokeswoman Deborah Jaquith.
NV Energy, which supplies most of the state’s gas and electricity, posted a 24 percent increase in annual net income in 2010, despite the state’s poor economic situation. Consumers can influence the Nevada Public Utilities Commission‘s decision on the proposed rate hike by participating in public hearings. For dates and locations, go to aarp.org/nv
For more information about how NV Energy is gouging consumers and mistreating its retired employees, go to www.facebook.com/ShameOnNVEnergy.