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The Lincoln Independent Business Association (LIBA) would like to express its support for the 2015 Lincoln Electric Systems (LES) budget which does not increase electric rates. In seven of the past ten years LIBA has testified before the LES Board and the City Council asking that rate increases be reduced or eliminated. Electric rates affect every aspect of life in Lincoln, from household budgets to businesses’ bottom line. Large employers are especially price sensitive. For …

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The Lincoln Independent Business Association feels compelled to convey its position on the revised renewable net metering rider and new renewable generation rate.  After careful consideration LIBA chose to take a neutral position because we could neither support nor oppose the proposal. LIBA chose not to oppose the proposal in recognition of the commitment shown by LES and this Board to minimizing the fiscal impact of expanding renewable energy Lincoln.  LIBA is aware that LES …

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The Lincoln Independent Business Association (LIBA) asks that the Lincoln City Council adjust the LES budget to avoid almost $3 million dollars in expenditures and thus reduce the proposed rate increase by one percent. LES’ 2014 proposed budget requires a 2.9% system wide rate increase with the actual percentage rate increase varying across customer classes from 2.9% for residential customers to a 4.7% increase for large employers.  Some people may say that residential customers will …

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