Proposed 15% rate hike by KCPL electric for the greater KC area.
It does not matter how much energy any home owner conserves; they will not save money. Save energy, and the rates go up. Same with gasoline. Energy companies need to continually make a profit, and the only way to do that is to raise rates.
Energy audits may be a marketing tool, but saving money will not happen by any home owner. It does not make sense to spend $3K for a new HVAC system (when the one you have is just fine) to save $10 a month in energy costs, when in the long term, the rates will just increase, and no real savings will result.