Electric rates go up as fuel price declines - Article Photos 2/2

FILE- In this Monday June 9, 2008, file photo, Charles Brinkley, left, and John Lerro, with Great American Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc., install an air conditioner in Chevy Chase, Md. A sharp decline in the price of natural gas makes it much cheaper for U.S. utilities to produce electricity. It just isn't having any impact on homeowners' monthly bills. Instead of falling, electricity prices aren't budging. They are rising just as families begin cranking up their air conditioners. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File) ORG XMIT: NYBZ106