Energy Choice Industry News

Illinois leads nation in renewable energy, according to report

The state of Illinois has taken the lead in renewable energy consumption… The Daily Illini Written by Eleanor Black A newly released report states that Illinois is leading the nation in renewable energy use, with 91 communities, including Champaign County and Urbana, achieving 100 percent renewable electricity. The report, titled “Leading from the Middle: How…

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Pennsylvania Unveils New Video on Fixed and Variable Rates

The Pennsylvania PUC has released a short, informative video explaining the difference between fixed rates and variables rates.   Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission Contact: David Hixson HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) Chairman Robert F. Powelson today unveiled a roughly one-minute video available on www.PAPowerSwitch.com, the PUC website and YouTube to further educate electricity customers…

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Pennsylvania Gas & Electric Welcomes Proposed Changes to Improve Competitive Market

Competitive Energy Supplier supports the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission’s aim to strengthen customer disclosure requirements. Yahoo Finance HARRISBURG, Pa., March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Pennsylvania Gas & Electric (“PAG&E”), a U.S. Gas & Electric company, today applauded the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) for its efforts to strengthen electric customer disclosure requirements and to reduce…

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Michigan Directs Natural Gas Utilities to Create a Gas Choice Price Comparison Website

The state Public Utility Commission of Michigan seeks to develop a natural gas rate comparison website to further assist  consumers shop for their energy.   Michigan Public Service Commission Contact: Judy Palnau March 18, 2014 – The Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) today directed four Michigan natural gas utilities to participate in a collaborative proceeding dealing…

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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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