Energy Choice Industry News

In Florida Legislature, renewable advocates push for 3rd-party amendment

Florida renewable energy legislation is moving swiftly through the state legislature… SNL Written by Dan Testa A modest bill to expand a tax exemption for solar panels is expected to sail through the current session of the Florida Legislature, though more ambitious measures to open up the state to third-party renewable energy contracts is expected…

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National Poll Finds American Homeowners Overwhelmingly Want Energy Choice

National poll reveals that 73 percent of Americans are open to receiving clean energy from a provider other than their utility. SolarCity Written by Molly Canales San Mateo, Calif. – Mar. 10, 2014 – Clean Edge, Inc. and SolarCity (Nasdaq: SCTY) today announced the results of an inaugural national poll of U.S. homeowners regarding clean-energy products and services. The poll…

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New report: Illinois electric deregulation saved $37 billion

A report completed by four private stakeholders found that electric deregulation has resulted in major savings for consumers in Illinois.   The Southern Illinoisan Written by John O’Connor SPRINGFIELD — Electric deregulation has saved Illinois customers as much as $37 billion over the past 16 years, a report released Monday said. Commissioned by four business…

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Can small retailers make shopping for green energy more like buying milk?

The American Coalition of Competitive Energy Suppliers (ACCES) was quoted in the Guardian’s latest article on the topic of renewable energy retail choice. The Guardian Written by Sarah Shemkus Unlike other products, electricity options don’t sit side-by-side on store shelves. American Efficient is partnering with local shops to show consumers their choices. At Bayside Milk…

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Ohio launches highly anticipated website to assist Ohio’s energy consumers compare energy suppliers

The PUC of Ohio announced it has launched its energy shopping website to further assist energy consumers shop for their energy.   The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio Contact: Matt Schilling COLUMBUS, OHIO (Feb. 20, 2014) – The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) today officially launched the new Energy Choice Ohio website, www.energychoice.ohio.gov, dedicated…

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New York directs retail energy market improvements for residential consumers

The Public Service Commission of New York acts to further advance innovation in the competitive retail market space.   State of the New York Public Service Commission Contact: James Denn Albany, NY – 02/20/14 – The New York State Public Service Commission (Commission) today took action to improve the economic value that the State’s retail…

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The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio to hold energy choice workshop

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio will hold a workshop this week. Zanesville Times Recorder ZANESVILLE — The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio will hold a workshop from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday at the John McIntire Library. Erin MacLellan, from the PUCO’s Office of Retail Competition, will conduct a workshop to explain your rights in…

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Maryland regulators launch utility bill review

The Maryland Public Service Commission intends to review utility bills. A hearing is planned for March 4.   The Baltimore Sun Written by Jamie Smith Hopkins PSC worries that frigid temperatures will create a cost crunch for customers Maryland regulators say they will review the extent that customers are past due on bills to electric and…

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Op-ed from the Houston Chronicle – Deregulation and Choice

Opinion letter providing comments on the topic of energy deregulation in Texas.   Houston Chronicle Opinion Letter Written by Alan Ahrens I am a retired electric utility engineer who would like to offer some comments on the essays about electricity deregulation (“Should Texas pull plug on electricity deregulation?” Page B11, Sunday). The positions presented by the…

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Why electricity’s future is in the produce aisle

Great article explaining energy deregulation and energy choice. Greenbiz.com Written by Peter Bronski, Rocky Mountain Institute For years, decades, even a century, retail residential electricity consumers like you and me have used kilowatt-hours as a commodity. We treat them as uniform and fully interchangeable. One kilowatt-hour is as good as the next. And within a…

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