ACCES News Releases

National Consumer Education Coalition Announces New Member WGL Energy Services

Oct. 13, 2015, Washington, DC – The American Coalition of Competitive Energy Suppliers (“ACCES”), the nation’s leading supplier-led organization dedicated to consumer education on energy choice, recently welcomed its newest member, competitive energy supplier WGL Energy Services. “ACCES fills a unique role in the industry as the only supplier-led consumer education organization dedicated to empowering…

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Taking Charge of Your Energy Bill for Your Small Business: 3 Common Misconceptions

Many consumers are under the impression that the world of energy is a great mystery and they have no control over their energy bill; leaving them feeling frustrated and helpless. In the case of small business owners, this can be even more daunting when trying to determine an annual budget or trying to cut down…

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ACCES issues its Quarterly Consumer Education Update – Winter 2015

Click here to read the second issue of ACCES’ Quarterly Consumer Update. On January 8, ACCES released it’s second issue of the Consumer Update, discussing how consumers can better manage their energy bills this winter. For information about energy choice and how to shop for a competitive energy supplier, visit our website at

ACCES interviews with SiriusXM Satellite’s Morning Briefing show

Click here to listen to ACCES spokesman Michael Meath interviewed by Morning Briefing host Tim Farley. On October 20, ACCES spokesman Michael Meath talked with host Tim Farley of SiriusXM Satellite Radio POTUS Channel’s Morning Briefing show. Meath discussed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed regulations on reducing greenhouse gas emission from power plants and the connection between those…

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ACCES releases new educational videos – how consumers can navigate through a door-to-door sales pitch and a telemarketing sales call

What should consumers do when an energy sales representative shows up to the door or calls the home? Unleash the hound? Throw the phone out the window? Relax, there are simple steps consumers can take when a sales representative rings the door bell or calls. The American Coalition of Competitive Energy Suppliers (“ACCES”) has produced…

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Santanna Energy Services Joins Coalition to Support Consumer Education

The American Coalition of Competitive Energy Suppliers (“ACCES”) continues to grow its consumer education initiative as competitive energy supplier, Santanna Energy Services, based in Austin, Texas, has joined the coalition as an Affiliate Member, as of August 15, 2014. Santanna shares the commitment of ACCES members Great Eastern Energy, IGS Energy, Infinite Energy, SouthStar Energy,…

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How to Understand an Industry That’s Difficult to Interpret

From “BTUs” to “distribution charges” understanding the terms on your energy bill is important to becoming a smarter energy consumer, but can be challenging. The American Coalition of Competitive Energy Suppliers (ACCES – intentionally pronounced like “access”) has launched a detailed glossary on its consumer education website that defines over 100 terms to help…

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Why Have Energy Bills Increased – Explaining Price Volatility

It has been a record cold winter across much of the country, and many have been expressing deep concern as to why energy bills have been so high. Regardless of whether energy is purchased from a utility or a competitive energy supplier, customers have seen electricity and natural gas prices spike in many parts of…

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Access to Energy Choices is Getting More Social with Launch of ACCES Facebook Page

If home or business owners live in a state that allows consumers to shop for the supplier of their electricity or natural gas, it may be difficult to find information and answers to questions about what choice is and how it works. The American Coalition of Competitive Energy Suppliers is a group of competitive retail…

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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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