It appears the solution to my problem was to use the dconf-editor and set org.settings-daemon.plugins.power.critical-battery-action to nothing. My laptop currently displays 19% battery life and continues to work. Thanks, Anita.
-- You received this bug notification because you are a member of Ubuntu Touch seeded packages, which is subscribed to indicator-power in Ubuntu. https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1559731 Title: Battery indicator turns red at 30% on desktop Status in Canonical System Image: Fix Released Status in indicator-power package in Ubuntu: Fix Released Status in indicator-power source package in Xenial: Fix Committed Bug description: The indicator turns red as soon as battery goes 30% Please refer to the attached screenshot. ProblemType: Bug DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04 Package: indicator-power 12.10.6+16.04.20160105-0ubuntu1 ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.4.0-14.30-generic 4.4.5 Uname: Linux 4.4.0-14-generic x86_64 ApportVersion: 2.20-0ubuntu3 Architecture: amd64 CurrentDesktop: Unity Date: Sun Mar 20 20:43:32 2016 InstallationDate: Installed on 2016-03-18 (1 days ago) InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS "Xenial Xerus" - Alpha amd64 (20160313) SourcePackage: indicator-power UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install) To manage notifications about this bug go to: https://bugs.launchpad.net/canonical-devices-system-image/+bug/1559731/+subscriptions -- Mailing list: https://launchpad.net/~touch-packages Post to : email@example.com Unsubscribe : https://launchpad.net/~touch-packages More help : https://help.launchpad.net/ListHelp