Local activists oppose proposed National Grid electricity, gas rates increase
... “People in the community call it National Greed — people talk about National Greed. They have been upset for a long time and this rate hike will not help the company’s reputation,” said Howie Hawkins, a local activist who has voiced support for publicly-owned power utilities.
Hawkins campaigned for mayor this past fall on the Green Party ticket....
“This rate proposal has a low-income provision, but it’s those people that are working above the threshold but not rich … lower income workers, those are the people that are going to get hit the hardest and face the choice between heat and groceries,” Hawkins said.