In case you haven't heard, the PSC has approved the BGE rate hike. Be prepared for Summer 2006 Round 2. 50% rate hike, yeouch.
The only difference between this year and last year...this year isn't an election year. I can't tell you how many politicians were promising solutions to the energy crisis last year. Let's see if they show the same compassion for their constituents this year.
My suggestion? conserve (this includes gas too!)
Hopefully, the free market will prevail (in a regulated energy market, yeah right!)