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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...
In February 2021, a large portion of the central United States was impacted by Winter Storm Uri, which triggered lengthy power outages in Texas and led to record electricity and natural gas prices. The public narrative concerning the energy industry in the aftermath of this storm has generally been: That the outages were caused and/or at...
By: Dan Allegretti How would you feel if your elected officials did your subscription shopping for you, deciding who will provide your mobile phone service, which streaming networks you can watch, what newspapers you can read or where you can have a gym membership? Most of us would not sit still for something that heavy-handed...
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...
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...
Rooftop solar is predicted to be the next generation of electricity choice for consumers according to the International Energy Agency. Not only does it promote ‘going green’, but it allows customers to understand how their energy consumption is directly impacting their environment. According to the Department of Energy, solar energy is also the fastest growing and most...