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In typical New York fashion, the Empire State is spearheading the trend toward combating climate change by setting a lofty goal to transition away from fossil fuels. The energy fueling the industrious lifestyle and bustling nightlife of New York may soon be powered by “green gas.” In 2020, New York revised its Clean Energy Standard...
Choice is about more than just saving money Clean energy continues to headline many news forums, political campaigns and even conversations amongst friends. Everyone is talking about clean energy, but what is clean energy, and how do we obtain it?  Energy is a vital aspect of everyday life, from personal to business use. Clean energy...
Earth Day 2022 The Retail Energy Supply Association (RESA) is celebrating Earth Day this year by sharing helpful tips to reduce your energy footprint and lower your monthly bills. Here are some easy ways to celebrate earth day from home: Switch to energy-efficient LED light bulbs, which use at least 75% less energy than an incandescent bulb. It’s...
The best consumer protection of all is real competition Over the years, many lawmakers and state regulators have imposed a myriad of policies, rules and regulations designed to protect electricity customers. While they created these with the best of intentions, they often miss the mark. Buying electricity, like subscribing to a mobile phone service or...
A big job requires the right tools and for the very big job of protecting the U.S. from relying on foreign oil while simultaneously reducing greenhouse gas emissions, the most important tools are clean energy technologies. Non-polluting, renewable energy sources, such as sun, wind and water, not only help reduce carbon dioxide emissions, but they...
It’s National Consumer Protection Week – A time to celebrate the importance of competition and the right to choose March 6 officially marks the start of the Federal Trade Commission’s National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW). Promoted by other federal, state, and local agencies, consumer and national advocacy organizations, the FTC will spend March 6-12 sharing...
Are you spending unnecessarily on your home or business energy bills this year? This week is National Energy Savings Week, which encourages consumers to monitor and manage their energy usage to not only save money but to also protect a precious resource. So how can you make sure you’re getting the best value? It starts...
January 10th is National Cut Your Energy Costs Day, which encourages consumers to explore their energy provider options and remind them to keep up with scheduled maintenance. Energy bills can get pricey, especially during the winter months, so it is important to be mindful of the energy you are using. Identifying energy usage that is...
By Dan Allegretti After nearly three years of asserting that utility basic service is always a better deal for residential consumers than retail choice, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey just proved herself spectacularly wrong. Here’s what happened. On October 22, 2021, the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities approved a settlement agreement between electric utility company...
More than twenty years ago federal regulators adopted rules promoting competition in regional wholesale electricity markets and the first states adopted programs to promote competition in retail electricity markets. These reforms congealed in the 1990s with considerable momentum nationally for competition in electricity—that is until the well-intentioned but poorly-conceived market restructuring in California imploded. This...