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By: Tracy McCormick In the face of ongoing inflationary pressures impacting American households, a notable shift in consumer behavior is underway. A current example of this shift is the January “No-Spend Challenge” — a TikTok-driven trend that advocates a strict, short-term budget that prohibits spending on non-essential items.       But what if there were a...
Energy consumption affects both our wallets and the environment. Observed annually on January 10th, National Cut Your Energy Cost Day serves as a reminder for us to evaluate and improve our energy-saving habits. Understanding where energy consumption is most significant is essential to determining how to reduce your energy usage and cost. RESA offers some...
Consumers could have saved over $39 million in October by shopping for electricity   (Baltimore, MD and Harrisburg, PA) December 4, 2023 – The Retail Energy Supply Association (RESA), the nation’s leading trade association representing competitive retail energy suppliers, released its monthly energy market savings report today, showing Maryland residents can take advantage of a...
Are you searching for guidance on selecting the right energy supplier in New Jersey?  Positioned at the heart of the East Coast, New Jersey consumers have been shopping for its energy provider for more than 25 years through the New Jersey Energy Choice Program. This initiative has put the power directly in the hands of:...
By: Frank Caliva, RESA’s National Spokesperson The Electricity Generation Customer Choice and Competition Act of 1996 marked a significant milestone in opening Pennsylvania’s retail power market. This historic legislation allowed consumers to have a choice in their energy suppliers, granting them greater control over their electric and natural gas bills and products. Today, 27 years...
State Representative Kyle Mullins Sponsors House Bill 1578 HARRISBURG, Pa. (September 7, 2023) – The Retail Energy Supply Association (RESA), the nation’s leading trade association representing competitive retail energy suppliers, strongly endorses Pennsylvania State Representative Kyle Mullins’ sponsorship of HB 1578, which proposes further requirements for energy suppliers in the Keystone State. The bill was introduced at the 2023...
Confused about retail energy choices in Ohio? Explore the evolving energy sector in the Buckeye State and take charge of your energy supply. Discover the benefits of Ohio’s Energy Choice program, which empowers consumers to select their energy suppliers based on their unique needs and preferences. Embark on a journey through Ohio’s energy market transformation...
In a world where energy is essential to our daily lives, it’s crucial to recognize the significance of making informed decisions about the energy we consume. On June 21, the Retail Energy Supply Association (RESA), the leading trade association representing retail energy suppliers, will recognize National Energy Shopping Day. This annual event aims to raise...
By: Frank Caliva, RESA’s National Spokesperson The Retail Energy Supply Association (RESA) wishes you a Happy Earth Day. For over a half-century, we’ve taken this time to reflect on our stewardship of the world’s resources – including our energy consumption. There’s no better way to “go green” than to consider what we can do to...
By Rich Spilky Ivan Penn, a reporter at The New York Times, wrote an article entitled, “Why Are Energy Prices So High? Some Experts Blame Deregulation.” [1] In this article, the author is critical of what he refers to as ‘deregulated’ power markets. He states that “Average retail electricity costs in the 35 states that...
HARRISBURG, Pa. (March 29, 2023) – The Retail Energy Supply Association (RESA), the nation’s leading trade association representing competitive retail energy suppliers, announces its board officers and state chairs for 2023. RESA 2023 Officers 2023 State Chairs – Electric 2023 State Chairs – Gas “We are excited to announce our new officers and state chairs...
March 21st marks National Renewable Energy Day. This day highlights the dangers of over-exploiting fossil fuels and creating awareness about the benefits of using renewable energy sources. In addition, it is essential to recognize and reflect on how everyone’s individual use of energy impacts the world. Promoting national energy resources is important because the Earth’s...
HARRISBURG, Pa. (March 13, 2023) – Retail Energy Supply Association (RESA), the nation’s leading trade association representing competitive retail energy suppliers, announced today Frank Caliva is the organization’s new national spokesperson, effective immediately. In this role, Caliva will be responsible for being RESA’s media spokesperson, developing content on retail energy market developments, testifying at upcoming...
Consumers who were hoping the new year might bring some relief from skyrocketing energy prices are in for a shock. Experts expect electric bills to keep climbing this year, even as overall inflation eases. Consumers paid 14.3% more on average for electricity in 2022 than they did in 2021 — that’s more than double the...
January 10th marks National Cut Your Energy Costs Day, encouraging consumers to reassess their energy provider and reminding them to keep up with scheduled maintenance. During the winter months, electricity bills can get pricey, so it’s essential to be mindful of the energy you are using. Eliminating what is unnecessary and making small changes in...
U.S. retail electric markets encompass an ever-changing landscape that continually challenges energy suppliers to provide value propositions to customers while navigating through fluctuating wholesale markets and a never-ending sea of unpredictable regulatory rule changes. While most retail electric suppliers are adept at dealing with wholesale market variabilities and shocks, regulatory uncertainty presents a unique conundrum...
(Harrisburg, PA) February 7, 2024 – The Retail Energy Supply Association (RESA), the nation’s leading trade association representing competitive retail energy suppliers, reveals its newly elected executive committee and state chairs for 2024. This announcement follows the confirmation of RESA’s officers and state chairs during the association’s annual board meeting in December. Each distinguished member...
Have you ever put time and sweat into a project – at work, around the house, as a volunteer – only to learn after the fact that there was an easier or faster way to do it? While you might be frustrated now, you will be delighted to get the same or better outcome with...
Did you know that renewable energy is the fastest growing source of energy? However, petroleum and natural gas remain the most-consumed sources of energy throughout the U.S., according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA), the U.S. Department of Energy’s statistical and analytical agency. As energy consumers, it’s important to understand and acknowledge the energy we...
Trends Analyzed From 2022 EIA Data Shows Increase in Shopping Activity and Savings for All Customer Segments HARRISBURG, PA (October 03, 2023) – Retail Energy Supply Association (RESA), the nation’s leading trade association representing competitive retail energy suppliers, released its 2022 data report based on the latest figures collected by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). ...

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