Over a million New Yorkers are already behind on utility bills, and countless others are making hard choices between heating their homes and paying for other essentials like food and medicine. Meanwhile, natural gas prices are projected to climb even higher this winter, some of New York’s largest utility companies are seeking sizable rate increases right now before the Public Service Commission, and large costs associated with meeting the state’s aggressive climate goals are looming. Join us for as we discuss utility affordability challenges in New York and explore ways the Governor, state legislators, and the Public Service Commission may be able to protect struggling utility consumers and address this affordability crisis.
Senior Legislative Representative, AARP New York
Executive Director and Counsel, Public Utility Law Project
Senator Kevin Parker
Assemblymember Nily Rozic
Friday, December 9th, 2022
11:00AM - 12:00PM EST
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Welcome Remarks by Rebecca Lewis, Reporter, City & State NY
Bill Ferris, Senior Legislative Representative, AARP New York
Laurie Wheelock, Executive Director and Counsel, Public Utility Law Project
Senator Kevin Parker, District 21
Assemblymember Nily Rozic, District 25
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