energy choice

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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Public Utilities Commission of Ohio to discuss energy choice at workshop on Oct. 7

The Public Utility Commission will be hosting a workshop in Pataskala, OH on October 7 to inform consumers about energy choice! The Newark Advocate Contact: Chad Klimack PATASKALA – Western Licking County residents interested in learning more about their energy choices and so-called aggregation can do just that at an upcoming public meeting. The Public Utilities…

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The future of energy service in Pa. is all about you: Badar Khan

Competitive energy supplier Direct Energy uses a great analogy to explain the benefits of energy choice in an op-ed published in PennLive. PennLive Op-Ed Written by: Badar Khan Imagine living in a town where every restaurant serves only beans – and just one kind. You’re charged strictly based on the amount of beans you eat….

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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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Pennsylvania PUC Moves into Next Phase of Its Retail Natural Gas Markets Investigation

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission will move forward with their investigation into the state’s retail natural gas market. Among the numerous issues to be addressed includes expanding consumer education. Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission Contact: Denise McCraken HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) today directed its Office of Competitive Market Oversight (OCMO) to move…

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Ohioans comparing electricity and gas prices at new Energy Choice Ohio website

Ohio’s competitive energy shopping website has made significant process since its release, with about 31,000 visitors a month. Columbus Business First Written By: Tom Knox More than 185,000 visitors have checked out the state’s price-comparison tool for Ohio electricity and natural gas customers since its unveiling six months ago. That number averages out to almost 31,000…

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New Jersey to host Stakeholder Meeting on Energy Competition Rules and Education

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities has posted on its website a public notice advising interested parties and members of the public that there will be a stakeholder meeting on proposed advertising and marketing standards; methods to educate current and potential customers about the provision of gas and/or electric service by third party suppliers;…

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Technology, cable, phone companies ‘cast covetous eye’ on power utility industry’s customers

Technology, cable, and phone companies are beginning to make their way into the retail energy market. Columbus Business First Written by: Tom Knox A lack of technological innovation and a business model that still clings to a regulated market could soon have the utility industry fighting for relevance among upstarts and businesses new to the power…

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Pennsylvania Announces Website Updates to Educate About Variable Rates

The PAPUC has provided additional information on their website for consumers considering a fixed rate or a variable rate from a competitive energy supplier. Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission Contact: Robin Riley HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) today announced several PAPowerSwitch.com updates to address this winter’s variable rate issues in the retail electricity market, including…

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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 CompetitiveEnergy.org that defines over 100 terms to help…

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