ACCES News Releases

Iowa’s large energy users want electricity choice. Here’s how that works in four other states

Cedar Rapid Gazette Erin Jordan A coalition of Iowa’s large energy users wants the option of buying electricity on the open market rather than from MidAmerican Energy and Alliant Energy. A spokesman for the coalition — its members want to be anonymous — said allowing large energy users, such as tech companies, manufacturers and agricultural…

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WMTW: Competitive Energy in Maine

“It’s really not working”: Competitive energy may not spark big savings in Maine WMTW: John Chrisos ACCES spokesperson, Frank Caliva, gave an interview to WMTW about the benefits of energy competition. The article compared posted supplier rates with the default service rate and noted that there weren’t necessarily cost savings. “Savings aren’t necessarily the only…

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Consumer Reports: How to Save Money Now

This guide from Consumer Reports offers helpful moneysaving household tips and references the ACCES energy choice map. Consumer Reports Contact: Mandy L. Walker With inflation rising faster than it has in 40 years, you likely feel the financial sting at every turn. You experience it as the grocery store cashier totals what you’ve put in…

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ACCES Quarterly Consumer Newsletter: Fall 2021

This week, ACCES published its Fall 2021 newsletter recapping what changes we saw for competitive energy in the 2021 legislative session. ACCES has continued to monitor policy developments to identify states and provinces strengthening or expanding competitive energy markets across the United State and Canada. 2021 legislative sessions included several bills which provide more access…

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National Clean Energy Week

ACCES is excited to share that we’re participating in National Clean Energy Week. NCEW  is a celebration of the policies, industries, and innovations that power our daily lives while producing no or very little greenhouse gas emissions. ACCES believes that energy choice is an important element of clean energy, and supports consumers’ abilities to shop…

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ACCES Consumer Quarterly: Senate Advances Clean Energy Tax Package in Recognition of Importance of Storage and Investment Incentives

**Throughout 2021, ACCES is partnering with other energy industry stakeholders to bring our subscribers additional insights into competitive energy issues. This content is not endorsed by ACCES nor does it necessarily reflect the views of ACCES or our member companies. If you’re interested in submitting a piece for consideration for publication on www.competitiveenergy.org  please email…

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Consumer Shopping Trends: Survey and Insights

Today’s consumer is rarely content to select the first product they see. As evidence, consider that there are Web browser plug-ins to search for a better price, coupon code aggregators to get every last discount, and abandoned “shopping carts” left across ecommerce sites while customers comparison shop. For their part, online merchants have grown more…

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Consumer Shopping Trends Survey: Highlights

Highlights of ACCES’ 2020 survey on consumer shopping trends:  


ACCES Quarterly Consumer Newsletter: Energy in a time of Covid-19

This week, ACCES published its Spring 2020 newsletter about energy choice options available for consumers. The American Coalition of Competitive Energy Suppliers and its members hope this update finds you, your family, and your co-workers safe and healthy during this uncertain time. ACCES is committed to providing educational content for energy consumers and understands that…

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Energy Choice Legislation to start off the year in the Virginia Legislature

The beginning of the legislative session in Virginia saw a bill introduced that would establish broad retail competition. The bill seeks to end Dominion’s monopoly over distribution. ACCES spoke with Utility Dive to discuss similar national trends. Utility Dive  Contact: Iulia Gheorghiu Various state efforts to decouple retail energy services are expected to continue this year, Frank…

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