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As New England prepares for another uncertain winter, CEA’s Marc Brown explores the policies that are causing the region’s electricity bills to surge ahead of the national average, squeezing family budgets.

Regulations that reduce energy options add to our base electricity rates, which hit low and fixed income residents hardest. Massachusetts has the fourth-highest residential electricity rates in the country at 25.2 cents per kilowatt-hour, behind Hawaii, California and Connecticut. States a few hundred miles away pay four to five times less for natural gas than New England in the winter, and Mass. residents should be asking why.

Read more – Boston Herald