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Raleigh, N.C. — Imagine your power bill going up by $200 a month.
Progress Energy spokesman Mike Hughes said Thursday that it's a possibility under President Barack Obama's energy plan that narrowly passed the U.S. House of Representatives last week
The bill also includes a consumer protection to keep down energy prices.But Hughes said it does not add up."If there are fundamental changes to national policy, particularly as it pertains to electricity, then the cost is going up," he said.Hughes said that because there is no proven technology to meet the proposed federal standards, it's unclear how high rates might go. Based on congressional debate, Hughes said it could be drastic.