Energy Choice Industry News

Utility Questions or Concerns? Contact the PUCO

PUCO issues press release urging consumers to contact the PUCO call center for any issues surrounding their utility, help choosing a supplier, and for tips on how to save money on energy bills. Public Utility Commission of Ohio Contact: Matt Schilling The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) urges consumers to contact the PUCO Call…

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9 Tips for Staying Cool Without Heating up Your Energy Bill

While back-to-school sales and fall clothes are being advertised, the weather forecast for the next few weeks still indicates mid-summer highs. WBS Atlanta shares tips for keeping the energy bill low while dealing with record-breaking temperatures. WBS Atlanta Contact: Angela Woroch As record-breaking temperatures continue to bake much of the country this summer, you may be feeling…

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Sustainable Solar Education Project Releases Consumer Videos

The Clean Energy States Alliance has released three short videos for consumers who are considering adopting solar. Clean Energy States Alliance Contact: Nate Hausman Rooftop Solar Financing 101 introduces three common solar financing methods: loans, leases, and power purchase agreements and briefly explains some of the advantages and disadvantages of each. Choosing a Solar Installer offers advice…

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California Retail Choice En Banc

Last month, the California Public Utilities Commission together with the California Energy Commission held an en banc hearing on the changing state of retail electric choice in California. In addition to presentations on community solar programs and California’s renewable energy portfolio standards, CPUC Staff presented its white paper, Consumer and Retail Choice, the Role of the…

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Survey Shows Consumers Strongly Support Maintaining Existing Energy Choice, ACCES Says

Energy Choice Matters, the leading retail energy trade publication, published a recap of ACCES’ consumer survey and white paper, The Power of Choice: Consumer Preferences on Energy Choice in Florida and Ohio. ACCES spokesman, Michael Meath explained that the survey found, “no matter whether consumers have had choice for a number of years, such as in…

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Survey: Floridians prefer ability to choose energy provider

The Pensacola News-Journal published a follow-up to its investigative feature story on May 19 on Florida’s non-competitive electricity model with a recap of ACCES’ consumer survey and white paper, The Power of Choice: Consumer Preferences on Energy Choice in Florida and Ohio. ACCES spokesman, Michael Meath explained respondents’ views on the role of the Florida PUC while…

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When it comes to retail energy, Florida is no competitor

The Pensacola News-Journal published an investigative feature story on May 19 that compares Florida’s non-competitive electricity model with the Texas competitive retail electricity market. The article considers the economic effects of competition, and the reasoning behind why utility monopolies have persisted in Florida. ACCES’ Frank Caliva commented on the policymaking process for Florida, or other…

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Spring and Summer Energy Saving Tips from the Department of Energy

Anticipating rising temperatures, rising air conditioner usage, and rising bills, the DOE issued tips for consumers to save on energy costs while still keeping their homes cool. Included are tips for long-term energy efficiency such as an energy audit. US Department of Energy www.energy.gov  USE YOUR WINDOWS TO GAIN COOL AIR AND KEEP OUT HEAT: If…

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What Will Nevada’s Nevada’s Energy Market Look Like if a Deregulation Ballot Measure Passes in 2018?

A committee, chaired by Lt. Gov. Mark Hutchison, and made up of lawmakers, energy experts and business representatives, has been established to determine elements of Nevada’s energy market if the deregulation ballot measure passes in 2018.  Issues include the market structure design, whether Nevada should enter the wholesale market and ending NV Energy’s monopoly. The proposed constitutional…

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The Pennsylvania PAPUC Office of Competitive Market Oversight offers tips on door-to-door sales

The PAPUC issued a consumer press release offering tips on door-to-door sales and consumer’s rights when it comes to shopping for energy with a competitive supplier. Chairman Brown advised consumers to immediately seek proper identification before engaging a salesperson.  Brown noted that regulations require agents who conduct door-to-door activities, or appear at public events, to wear…

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