CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) – Protestants were gathered outside Alliant Energy in the middle of Cedar Rapids this afternoon — after Alliant had told customers that they would see glances in their bills starting next month. Alliant Energy Offices on 1st SII in Cedar Rapids to express frustration with early-stage spent in their energy bills. (Aaron Scheinblum, KCRG)
The Saturday protest came in response to Alliant Energy's decision to invest in green energy. Some customers responded to the increased costs that existed early by going to the streets – in particular, before the Alliant Energy offices on the 1
There was a Saturday afternoon as a cone hall for Secure Cedar Rapids car horns. Signs from people protesting outside Alliant Energy encouraged others to win lower rates.
We are expressing our constitutional rights and putting our voice out there, "said Steven Kenney, who organized the online protest." we are not too satisfied with their decision to raise rates for people already struggling.
The protest was organized on Facebook and the event on Facebook shows over 500 people, and thousands were interested.
Alliant did not intend to send anyone to the protest – but did not
"We are still getting the message out, and I think Alliant doesn't want to be here because they are boys," Kenney said. " And they know that we are to lie, and to his greed, and we are not to stand with him. "
Starting next month, it would increase a house owner's bill around eight dollars next year $ 12 – which increases by 25 percent in less than two years.
" I think most Americans support "Sun and wind," said Bert Miller, solar panel owner who was protesting with Alliant Energy. "The thing we don't support is a monopoly being able to cut what they want."
Terry Kouba, who acts as Alliant Energy President, is on the rise
earlier this week, decades, all of which have contributed to the costs of installing that wind, " said Kouba. .
"If we don't increase this rate, how much more will I pay? Why is this for me?"
"Let me answer it this way: in our organization we are continually evaluating projects and how they will affect customers, positively and negatively," a d; Kouba replied
But the long-term investment is not something the customers who are protesting are buying an acceptable response.
“Greed and everything is running throughout our nation,” Kenney said. "And if we can start, just a little right here in our own state, it's a good thing."
The Iowa Utilities Board will hold a meeting on a proposed Spike at Alliant Energy in the coming weeks to enable customers to provide public input.