February 16, 2006

Home Energy Prices

Three representatives from Idaho utilities and a spokesperson from a non-profit consumer advocacy group join Marcia Franklin to discuss statewide energy prices.

Along with the rest of the country, Idahoans have experienced double-digit rate increases in their utility costs, particularly natural gas. According to the Department of Energy, Idaho already ranks #4 in the country in terms of "energy burden" on its households. It is also one of the few states that does not allow utility companies to add a surcharge to help low-income residents pay for their energy costs.

Franklin's guests discuss the context for increases in energy prices, tips on making homes more energy efficient, and resources for energy assistance.