ACCES News Releases

10 Tips to Identify Legitimate Energy Suppliers in Telemarketing and Door-to-Door Marketing

While incidents of telephone or door-to-door marketing scams are not common, they can happen in any industry. In states where the energy market is open for consumers to choose among competitive energy companies for their supply of electricity and natural gas, some consumers may receive confusing or upsetting phone calls, or may hear about an…

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Best Practices for Energy Consumers in Pennsylvania

On Thursday, June 20, ACCES spokesman Michael Meath moderated a panel discussion on best practices for consumer protection at a competitive energy supplier workshop organized by the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, Harrisburg. The discussion focused on ways suppliers can make sure their sales and marketing efforts are focused on providing real value to consumers rather…

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Energy Choice in New York State

ACCES was recently featured in the May/June 2013 issue of New York State Realtor magazine. The article about energy choice in New York State is on page 28, and available in a digital copy here: http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/NYRS/NYRS0313/index.php#/28

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New Companies commit to support National Consumer Education Coalition

The American Coalition of Competitive Energy Suppliers (ACCES – intentionally pronounced like “access”) continues to grow as more competitive energy suppliers support this national consumer education effort. In recent weeks, SouthStar Energy Services and Great Eastern Energy have each joined ACCES. Last summer, Infinite Energy joined the coalition. These new members now share the commitment…

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ACCES Launches New Video

How is our Cereal like Electricity and Natural Gas? New Videos Help You Understand Your Choices. WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 2013) – What if you went to your local grocery store, and you didn’t have a choice? What if you had to buy the same cereal every day? It’s silly to think about only having one…

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New Quiz helps users determine Best Energy Choices based on lifestyle preferences

What can the size of your house, the gas mileage of your car, the quality of the produce you buy, and even the way you do laundry tell you about the energy choices that might be right for you? More than you might think. The American Coalition of Competitive Energy Suppliers has launched a new…

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Supplier-led consumer education initiative announces membership expansion

A new two-tiered membership structure has been approved by the founding members of ACCES for implementation during this second year of the initiative, which will allow more organizations to become part of this nation-wide consumer education effort.

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ACCES Urges Consumers to Take Control of Their Energy Use This Month

On October 1, 2012, President Barack Obama officially proclaimed October “National Energy Action Month.” Previously dubbed “Energy Awareness Month,” this year’s efforts were renamed to evoke action in line with the President’s Blueprint for a Secure Energy Future. Through its Federal Energy Management Program, the U.S. Department of Energy is encouraging citizens nationwide to go…

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Second Video Launched to Help Consumers Understand Energy Choice

Meet Peggy. Does she look familiar? She probably looks a lot like your neighbor, a friend or a family member. It’s easy to have a conversation with her. And it turns out, it’s actually quite informative, too. Peggy, the American Coalition of Competitive Energy Suppliers spokesperson, is the trusted peer resource to help home and…

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Identity Theft Scam Targets Utility Customers Nationwide

Will President Obama really pay your utility bill? That’s what a new scam directed at unsuspecting utility customers claims. It is the latest in identity theft schemes, designed to convince victims that the federal government will, for one time only, pay their utility bills. And it has gained surprising momentum. Incidents have been reported nationwide,…

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