Energy Choice Industry News

In Michigan – You could choose your own power company under new legislation

Michigan debates on whether to deregulate the electricity market for homes and businesses, which would empower them to shop for their energy. Michigan Radio Contact: Lester Graham Michigan could deregulate the electricity market, allowing people to choose where they buy electricity. In downtown Frankenmuth there are two very popular restaurants: the Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn and right across…

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Is Customer Choice the Right Choice for Indiana?

Indiana was once among states with the lowest electric rates in the nation, but now ranks 23rd, up into the top half. Folks are now considering the option of energy choice. Public News Service – IN Written by Mary Kulhman INDIANAPOLIS – “Customer choice” may sound like a good thing, but according to some experts,…

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More than half of Ohioans shopping for power

This marks the first time in the state of Ohio’s history that energy consumers are selecting to purchase their electricity from a competitive energy supplier rather than from their utility.   Lancaster Eagle Gazette  Russ Zimmer, CentralOhio.com For the first time, more power customers in Ohio are buying their electricity from a supplier other than…

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Our view: Open up the energy field in Michigan

Gov. Rick Snyder’s “no regrets” energy vision for Michigan includes the type of thinking that just might carry the state forward to a more secure energy future. It didn’t include, however, any pledge to make the energy marketplace in Michigan more competitive by opening up the field to other producers. Snyder’s vision does include reducing…

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Despite Enron And California, Retail Electricity Reform Has Not Been Zapped

Forbes discusses the benefits of electricity choice and the states that have weathered the “storms,” and how such states are entering a new phase of electricity restructuring. Forbes Written by Ken Silverstein Most thought that electricity deregulation had been zapped after Enron’s failure and the California’s market collapse in 2001. It did sputter. But some states have…

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How to Get the Best Electricity Pricing

Energy consumers in Texas have the option to switch to a different energy company in order to choose a plan that suits them well. energyblogs.com Written by Jordan Adam During peak periods, electricity can be quite expensive for most consumers. Even in times of slack demand, the reductions in prices do not match the spikes during…

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Michigan Governor to address energy choice; backers, opponents keep up debate

The Michigan debate on energy choice continues as Governor Rick Snyder prepares for his annual energy speech which he plans to include comments on the topic of energy choice. Crain’s Detroit Business Written by Jay Greene In December, Gov. Rick Snyder is scheduled to give his annual energy speech in which he is expected to address…

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San Francisco flirts with idea of energy choice aggregation

Energy choice aggregation may come to San Francisco. Marin Independent Journal  Written by Richard Halstead Stymied in their attempt to create their own public power authority, members of San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors are exploring the possibility of having San Francisco join the Marin Energy Authority. Staff from San Francisco’s Local Agency Formation Commission —…

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Switching Providers to Obtain Lower Houston Electricity Rates

Homeowners and business owners are taking advantage of energy choice as they are selecting energy plans from competitive energy suppliers that best suits their energy consumption. energyblogs.com Written by David Adam As electricity prices become more competitive in Texas, and as business owners and homeowners have the choice to shop for their energy by selecting…

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Deregulation has led to lower utility rates in Ohio

Reporter, Howard Ain, informs Ohio residents about their rights as an energy consumer. Local 12 WKRC Cincinnatti Contact: Howard Ain CINCINNATI (Howard Ain) — Deregulation has led to lower utility rates in Ohio. While that’s good for consumers, it has also brought dozens of companies into the area looking for business.  Local 12 Troubleshooter, Howard…

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