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  8/5/2012, Av 17, 5772

Electric Bills Expected to be 36% Higher than Last Year

The average Israeli family's two-month electric bill is expected to be 36 percent higher than in the summer of 2012, according to a Sunday-evening report by Channel 10 television.

The forecasted leap in the bottom line is a combination of the higher-than-average temperatures in July, which led to record use of electricity, coupled with a 25-percent increase in rates since last summer.