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SB1 Institutes Price Cap, Requires Individual Sales Agent Licenses and Bans Residential Sales Commissions (Harrisburg, PA and Annapolis, MD) May 9, 2024 — The Retail Energy Supply Association (RESA) and its members are disappointed that Maryland Governor Wes Moore signed Senate Bill 1 (SB1) today. Residential electric suppliers that serve Maryland customers will face untenable...
BOSTON (April 25, 2024) – When it comes to Massachusetts having residential retail electric choice, RESA advocates for a fair and competitive marketplace that prioritizes consumer protection. RESA supports the Commonwealth’s desire to protect consumers; however, taking away the option for 13.8% of households who use a competitive electric supplier without an issue is an...
Proposed ban is solution in search of a problem Imagine if your choice for a mobile phone company had one option because your state’s legislators believed you didn’t understand the rate plan. What about your right to select your doctor? Or choose your home insurance provider? As an American, you would likely find these scenarios unacceptable....
By: Richard Spilky, RESA Member from Constellation Last Fall, New York Governor Kathy Hochul issued a proclamation on the 15th anniversary of Climate Week in the Empire State, recognizing September 17-24 as ‘Climate Week.’ The proclamation reiterates the State’s steadfast dedication to lowering greenhouse gas emissions, enhancing community resilience, fostering equitable opportunities for its residents,...
Sold to legislators as a consumer protection bill, if passed, the bill will ensure the loss of Marylanders’ jobs and effectively close the competitive residential energy market, resulting in millions of dollars of lost annual energy savings to consumers (Annapolis, MD) March 6, 2024—The Retail Energy Supply Association (RESA), the nation’s leading trade association representing...
National Consumer Protection Week begins this week, offering valuable insights to empower Americans and equip them with the knowledge to safeguard against predatory practices and deceptive marketing. Observed annually, this initiative has gained critical importance in our rapidly evolving digital landscape. In recognition of its significance, The White House has issued a proclamation for National...
By: Tracy McCormick, Executive Director of the Retail Energy Supply Association Under former Governor Parris Glendening’s 1999 Electric Choice and Competition Act, Maryland made the wise choice to join other states to restructure the market to address rising rates. Today, 13 states and the District of Columbia allow consumers to purchase their energy outside a...
(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...
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...
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