What you need to know when shopping for an energy provider

Illustration by Kathleen White It’s Electric by Hannah Waters A letter slides through my mail slot urging me to change my electricity provider. I groan. “Sign and return the form below to have 100% renewable sources supplied for the Waters home,” it says. “If you don’t switch, your power will still come from power plants

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The Energy Issue

Philly runs on uncertain energy. It’s hard to imagine, but our electricity actually costs less than it could. Currently, our bills are lowered through rate caps applied by the state. On December 31, 2010, those caps expire, prices are expected to spike and no legislation is in place to protect us.

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