AARP http://peoriapublicradio.org en Consumer advocates criticize natural gas rate considerations http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/consumer-advocates-criticize-natural-gas-rate-considerations <p></p><div>&nbsp;&nbsp;Illinois legislators already passed a law that lets ComEd and Ameren charge higher rates for electricity. &nbsp;Now, natural gas companies want the same treatment. &nbsp;IPR’s Amanda Vinicky has more:</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The argument for letting ComEd and Ameren hike electric rates was that it'll allow the companies to make needed updates to the electric grid. Consumer advocates balked at that; but they admit those upgrades could ultimately bring their customers savings.</div><p> Tue, 26 Mar 2013 22:37:41 +0000 Alex Rusciano 3063 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Consumer advocates criticize natural gas rate considerations