ACCES Launches Website Redesign

Feb. 29, 2016, Washington, DC – To further expand its mission of providing clear and accurate information about energy choice to consumers, the media, and policymakers across the country, the American Coalition of Competitive Energy Suppliers (“ACCES”) announces the launch of its website redesign: www.competitiveenergy.org. The website redesign enhances consumer navigation and engagement, enabling visitors…

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Maryland Advances Community Solar Pilot Program

The Maryland Public Service Commission announced its proposed regulations that aim to establish the state’s first community solar pilot program, enabling Maryland consumers to more readily access solar electricity without having to psychically install solar panels on their roofs. Maryland Public Service Commission Contact: Tori Leonard (BALTIMORE, MD—February 26, 2016) – The Maryland Public Service…

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Ohio PUC offers energy choice tips

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio provides tips to consumers to help them make educated decisions when it comes to meeting their energy needs. Public Utilities Commission of Ohio Contact: Matt Schilling COLUMBUS, OHIO (Feb. 25, 2016) – The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) encourages Ohio’s utility consumers to be informed when considering energy…

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ACCES chats with host L.A. Tarone of WILK 103.1 FM in PA on consumer rights, smart meters, and more

On February 18, ACCES spokesman Michael Meath was a guest on the WILK 103.1 FM program, the L.A. Tarone Show, in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Meath answered questions from folks calling into the show asking about consumers’ rights as energy consumers, how smart meters work and how they can help consumers take greater control of their energy…

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Discussing the benefits of energy choice with News Radio 790 WAEB in Allentown, PA

On February 1, ACCES spokesman Michael Meath was a guest on News Radio 790 WAEB in Allentown, PA, talking energy choice with host Bobby Gunther. Meath helped explain the different roles between the competitive energy supplier and the local utility. Traditionally, electric and natural gas consumers did not have a choice in Pennsylvania as to…

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ACCES talks energy choice and consumer protection in Connecticut with WJJF – CBS News 94.9 FM

On January 25, ACCES spokesman Michael Meath was a guest on the WJJF – CBS News Now 94.9 FM program, The Lee Elici Show, talking energy choice and consumer protection in Connecticut and New York. “Thinking back to several decades ago, when buying your home, you only had one choice when it came to who…

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PUC Offers Natural Gas Safety Tips Related to Heavy Snow

The Pennsylvania Public Utilities Commission offers tips to residents on natural gas safety during Winter Storm Sandy. Pennsylvania Public Utilities Commission Contact: Nils Hagen-Frederiksen HARRISBURG – As residents across much of Pennsylvania brace for significant snowfall this weekend, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) offered some safety tips for those using natural gas appliances: Keep outside…

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PUC Offers Winter Storm Tips; Reminds Residents to Prepare, Report Outages and Consider Safety

The Pennsylvania Public Utilities Commission issued a press release informing residents to be prepared for the upcoming winter storm this weekend and offered pre-storm tips as well as what do when one loses power at their home. Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission Contact: Nils Hagen-Frederiksen HARRISBURG – As residents across Pennsylvania prepare for the first major winter…

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We’re in Batavia, NY, talking about shopping for energy and consumer protection

We’re in Batavia, New York, talking about shopping for energy, and among other topics, how to have effective conversations with sales agents knocking at your door and telemarketers calling your homes. These sales agents, representing competitive energy suppliers, seek to offer consumers different energy products and services that the consumer can select from, allowing the…

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Take Control of Your Energy Bill this Winter

We all spend time each year reviewing healthcare plans, cell phone carrier service, and auto insurance coverage. But what about energy providers? With several different options for service that suits individual needs, it’s equally important to consider the options available when it comes to controlling energy bills. As winter is (finally) upon us, many homeowners…

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