Coloradans brace for higher energy bills in summer

Public News Service |  Written by Eric Galatas 

Coloradans are not likely to see much relief in their utility bills any time soon, as a late May cold spell gives way to the full heat of summer.

Fuel disruptions due to the conflict in Ukraine, unbridled oil company profits and other factors have produced higher energy costs for all Americans.

Denise Stepto – chief communications officer with Energy Outreach Colorado – said Colorado’s most vulnerable residents are facing tough decisions about whether to pay rent, buy food and medicine, or pay their utility bill.

"People on fixed incomes, seniors, these are all people who are always doing that juggling act especially when we have these unknown, unexpected increases, which is what the energy sector is looking like right now."

Denise Stepto, chief communications officer at EOC