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September 26, 2019

Florida AFL-CIO passes resolution opposing Energy Choice Amendment

Florida AFL-CIO passes resolution opposing Energy Choice Amendment By Ryan Nicol September 26, 2019 The Florida AFL-CIO announced Thursday it is opposing the proposed 2020 amendment aiming to […]
August 29, 2019

Supreme Court Grills Florida Energy Choice Counsel On Amendment’s Ballot Language

Supreme Court Grills Florida Energy Choice Counsel On Amendment’s Ballot Language  By Ryan DaileyAug 29, 2019 The Florida Supreme Court is weighing approval of ballot language […]
August 28, 2019

Supreme Court dubious on so-called ‘utility choice’ amendment

Supreme Court dubious on so-called ‘utility choice’ amendment By Jim Rosica on August 28, 2019 A largely skeptical Florida Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday about the proposed […]
August 28, 2019

Opponents to justices: Energy choice proposal deceptive

Opponents to justices: Energy choice proposal deceptive By BRENDAN FARRINGTONAugust 28, 2019 Opponents of a proposed constitutional amendment that would deregulate the power industry told the […]
August 28, 2019

Opponents to Justices: Energy Choice Proposal Deceptive

Opponents to Justices: Energy Choice Proposal Deceptive By BRENDAN FARRINGTON, Associated Press Aug. 28, 2019 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Opponents of a proposed constitutional amendment that would […]
August 27, 2019

‘Energy choice’ amendment unpopular with Florida voters

‘Energy choice’ amendment unpopular with Florida voters Only two in five voters back the proposed amendment. By Drew Wilson on August 27, 2019 Voters are lukewarm […]
August 27, 2019

Polling Reaffirms Why Floridians Stand Against “Energy Choice” Proposal

Polling Reaffirms Why Floridians Stand Against “Energy Choice” Proposal When presented with just two simple facts, more than 60% oppose the Deregulation Amendment Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, […]
August 26, 2019

ICYMI: Florida League of Cities officially declares energy choice initiative “deceptive and misleading”

ICYMI: Florida League of Cities officially declares energy choice initiative “deceptive and misleading” Memorandum To:  Interested Members of the Media From:  Ryan Wiggins, Spokeswoman for Floridians for […]
August 25, 2019

The ‘energy choice amendment’ might actually cost you more. Here’s why

The ‘energy choice amendment’ might actually cost you more. Here’s why By Drew Wilson on August 24, 2019 It’s not often, but every now and then, […]
August 22, 2019

Florida League of Cities officially declares energy choice initiative “deceptive and misleading”

Florida League of Cities officially declares energy choice initiative “deceptive and misleading” by Brian Burgess | Aug 22, 2019 The Florida League of Cities isn’t playing around with […]
August 15, 2019

Power plant outages, low wind puts Texans on high alert to conserve power

Power plant outages, low wind puts Texans on high alert to conserve power By L.M. SixelAugust 15, 2019 Unexpected power outages and reduced wind levels sent wholesale […]
August 12, 2019

Texas Power Prices Briefly Surpass $9,000 Amid Scorching Heat

Texas Power Prices Briefly Surpass $9,000 Amid Scorching Heat By Chris Martin and Naureen S MalikAugust 12, 2019 With temperatures in Dallas approaching 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 Celsius), the […]
August 12, 2019

Florida Chamber sounds alarm bell over energy choice initiative

Florida Chamber sounds alarm bell over energy choice initiative By A.G. GancarskiAugust 12, 2019 A proposed Constitutional amendment that would change Florida’s energy industry is working […]
August 7, 2019

NRG CEO Gutierrez says ERCOT overstates generation capacity

NRG CEO Gutierrez says ERCOT overstates generation capacity By L.M. Sixel Aug. 7, 2019 The CEO of NRG Energy said Wednesday that the state’s power grid manager […]
August 3, 2019

Blunder That Sent Power Prices Surging 24,000% Ends Up on Bills

Blunder That Sent Power Prices Surging 24,000% Ends Up on Bills By Chris Martin and Rachel Adams-HeardAugust 3, 2019 When Kristen Kern left for work the morning […]
August 2, 2019

Many Worcester residents in the red after switching electricity suppliers

Many Worcester residents in the red after switching electricity suppliers By George Barnes August 1, 2019 WORCESTER — City residents who switched their electric suppliers in recent […]
August 2, 2019

AG: Residents Who Switched to Competitive Electric Supply Continue to Lose Millions

AG: Residents Who Switched to Competitive Electric Supply Continue to Lose Millions AG Healey calls for legislation that protects competition while stopping house-to-house sales By Cape […]
August 2, 2019

AG Healey continues to put pressure on competitive electric suppliers

AG Healey continues to put pressure on competitive electric suppliers By Jessica Trufant August 1, 2019 BOSTON — Quincy residents who have contracted with a competitive supplier are together […]
August 2, 2019

Healey says electricity suppliers still overcharging customers

Healey says electricity suppliers still overcharging customers By Max Jungreis Globe CorrespondentAugust 1, 2019 Many Massachusetts residents who have switched energy suppliers are still paying too much for […]
August 2, 2019

Time to put an end to whack-a-mole electricity sellers

Time to put an end to whack-a-mole electricity sellers Companies promise savings, but customer bills actually go up By Massachusetts Maura HealeyAugust 1, 2019 We’ve all […]
August 2, 2019

AG Healey Report: Massachusetts Residents Who Switched to Competitive Electric Supply Continue to Lose Millions Each Year

AG Healey Report: Massachusetts Residents Who Switched to Competitive Electric Supply Continue to Lose Millions Each Year Press Release 8/1/19Office of Attorney General Maura Healey BOSTON— A report […]
July 29, 2019

Release: MEMBERS OF CONGRESS OPPOSE “ENERGY CHOICE” IN LETTER TO ATTORNEY GENERAL MOODY

Release: MEMBERS OF CONGRESS OPPOSE “ENERGY CHOICE” IN LETTER TO ATTORNEY GENERAL MOODY FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                   Monday, July 29, 2019                                                                MEMBERS OF CONGRESS OPPOSE “ENERGY CHOICE” […]
July 29, 2019

Florida congressional members latest to oppose ‘energy choice’ amendment

Florida congressional members latest to oppose ‘energy choice’ amendment By A.G. GancarskiJuly 29, 2019 The petition process for the 2020 ballot continues apace, with an “energy […]
July 26, 2019

A May price spike shows vulnerability of power market to manipulation — and cost to consumers

A May price spike shows vulnerability of power market to manipulation — and cost to consumers By L.M. SixelJuly 26, 2019 The error was inadvertent, an […]
July 25, 2019

ERCOT rejects opening electrical can of worms

ERCOT rejects opening electrical can of worms By L.M. SixelJuly 25, 2019 The manager of the Texas electric grid said Wednesday that it should not be […]
July 7, 2019

Point of View: Electricity deregulation would hurt Florida’s families and economy

Point of View: Electricity deregulation would hurt Florida’s families and economy If advocates of a proposed ballot petition have their way, Florida would be the first […]
June 25, 2019

Utility ballot measure sparks battle

Utility ballot measure sparks battle By Jim Saunders on June 25, 2019 State leaders and powerful business groups are trying to kill a proposed constitutional amendment […]
June 24, 2019

Proposed ballot measure would limit the role of Florida utilities in power business

Proposed ballot measure would limit the role of Florida utilities in power business By JIM SAUNDERS News Service of Florida June 24, 2019 State leaders and powerful […]
June 22, 2019

Florida Chamber files legal brief against ‘energy choice’ amendment

Florida Chamber files legal brief against ‘energy choice’ amendment By Staff Reports on June 22, 2019 The Florida Chamber of Commerce on Friday said it had filed a brief with […]
June 21, 2019

Chamber contends ‘Energy Choice’ amendment backers admit it violates rules

Chamber contends ‘Energy Choice’ amendment backers admit it violates rules By Scott Powers onJune 21, 2019 Contending that sponsors of the proposed constitutional amendment aimed at […]
May 29, 2019

Electrical union warns Energy Choice hazardous to workers

Electrical union warns Energy Choice hazardous to workers Members of the Florida Electrical Workers Association charged up members to vote down the proposed Florida Energy Choice amendment. The […]
May 17, 2019

Bill to rein in retail power suppliers at a crossroads in Springfield

Bill to rein in retail power suppliers at a crossroads in Springfield Retail electricity marketers want to continue to renew contracts at higher prices without customer […]
May 14, 2019

Opinion: DPU failing to protect Mass. consumers

Opinion: DPU failing to protect Mass. consumers Competitive electricity suppliers getting a free pass CHARLIE HARAK and JENIFER BOSCO May 9, 2019 MASSACHUSETTS UTILITY CUSTOMERS who switched to competitive […]
April 30, 2019

Proposed protections from alternative energy scammers

Proposed protections from alternative energy scammers By Dennis Horton / Better Business Bureau Apr 27, 2019 One of the most frequent calls and complaints we receive at the […]
April 30, 2019

Illinois attorney general calls for greater regulation of ‘deceptive’ energy suppliers

Illinois attorney general calls for greater regulation of ‘deceptive’ energy suppliers By JERRY NOWICKI, Capitol News Illinois 4/23/19 SPRINGFIELD — Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul on Tuesday […]
April 30, 2019

Raoul calls for tough regulation of ‘deceptive’ energy suppliers

Raoul calls for tough regulation of ‘deceptive’ energy suppliers By JERRY NOWICKI, Capitol News Illinois 4/25/19 ‘Almost nobody’ pays lower prices for energy purchased from alternative […]
April 22, 2019

FL House and Senate down on energy choice ballot initiative

FL House and Senate down on energy choice ballot initiative In filings to the state Supreme Court late Thursday, both the Florida House and Senate said […]
April 22, 2019

Bill Galvano, Jose Oliva seek to cut off Florida Energy Choice amendment

Bill Galvano, Jose Oliva seek to cut off Florida Energy Choice amendment Senate and House counsel filed briefs against the measure. By Jacob Ogles on April […]
April 19, 2019

Urban Leagues denounce ‘deceptive’ energy choice amendment

Urban Leagues denounce ‘deceptive’ energy choice amendment ByDrew Wilson April 18, 2019 Business groups, the League of Cities and Attorney General Ashley Moody have already come out against a proposed […]
April 19, 2019

Release: Urban Leagues of Jacksonville, Central Florida & Palm Beach County join with FARE in opposing Energy Deregulation Ballot Initiative

Release: Urban Leagues of Jacksonville, Central Florida & Palm Beach County join with FARE in opposing Energy Deregulation Ballot Initiative The deceptive proposal would be detrimental […]
April 19, 2019

Still No Relief for Massachusetts Consumers Tricked by Competitive Electric Supply Companies

Still No Relief for Massachusetts Consumers Tricked by Competitive Electric Supply Companies From August 1, 2017 through July 31, 2018, the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities […]
April 18, 2019

Florida Chamber joins legal fight against Energy Choice amendment

Florida Chamber joins legal fight against Energy Choice amendment The Florida Chamber of Commerce has filed a legal brief with the Supreme Court in opposition to a proposed 2020 amendment […]
April 18, 2019

ATTORNEY GENERAL TONG, CONSUMER COUNSEL KATZ SUPPORT BAN OF “AUTO-RENEWALS” IN THIRD-PARTY ELECTRIC SUPPLIER CONTRACTS

ATTORNEY GENERAL TONG, CONSUMER COUNSEL KATZ SUPPORT BAN OF “AUTO-RENEWALS” IN THIRD-PARTY ELECTRIC SUPPLIER CONTRACTS (Hartford, CT) –Attorney General William Tong and Consumer Counsel Elin Swanson […]
April 18, 2019

Energy Fairness Joins Suit Against Flawed Electricity Deregulation Amendment

Energy Fairness Joins Suit Against Flawed Electricity Deregulation Amendment For immediate release – April 18, 2019 Contact – Paul Griffin, 202-577-5454, paul@energyfairness.org TALLAHASSEE, FL –Today, Energy Fairness filed an […]
April 12, 2019

Floridians beware: Energy deregulation will hurt families

Floridians beware: Energy deregulation will hurt families As a former city commissioner in a community that has a publicly-run utility company, I can say that the […]
April 1, 2019

Joe Gibbons: Electricity deregulation would hurt Florida’s families and economy

Joe Gibbons: Electricity deregulation would hurt Florida’s families and economy If advocates of a proposed ballot petition have their way, Florida would be the first state […]
March 21, 2019

League of Cities worries Energy Choice measure will cripple cities

League of Cities worries Energy Choice measure will cripple cities Count the Florida League of Cities among skeptics regarding a proposed energy choice referendum. The League took a […]
March 18, 2019

Texas Power Prices Surge 700% on a Chilly Morning in Dallas

Texas Power Prices Surge 700% on a Chilly Morning in Dallas By Jim Efstathiou Jr March 18, 2019 A chilly morning in Dallas combined with calm winds […]
March 12, 2019

More utility competition was supposed to drive down prices, but many Marylanders are paying more for energy

More utility competition was supposed to drive down prices, but many Marylanders are paying more for energy By Scott Dance December 7, 2018 Marylanders were supposed […]
March 5, 2019

Ashley Moody to challenge Florida Energy Choice amendment

Ashley Moody to challenge Florida Energy Choice amendment Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody will challenge a proposed constitutional amendment promising choices to energy consumers. “While phrased both in […]
March 5, 2019

Tight power supplies for Texas this summer may trigger voluntary cuts

Tight power supplies for Texas this summer may trigger voluntary cuts The manager of the state’s power grid expects record electricity demand this summer, increasing the […]
March 4, 2019

Release: Fare Board Member & Former Rep. Joe Gibbons Responds to the Financial Impact Estimating Conference Meeting on Energy Deregulation

Release: Fare Board Member & Former Rep. Joe Gibbons Responds to the Financial Impact Estimating Conference Meeting on Energy Deregulation CONTACT: Christian Ulvert | (305) 336-3631 […]
March 1, 2019

Attorney general opposes ballot proposal that rewires Florida’s electricity industry

Attorney general opposes ballot proposal that rewires Florida’s electricity industry In a filing to the state Supreme Court late Friday, the state attorney general’s office said it opposes […]
March 1, 2019

Lisa Madigan sues to shed light on alternative electricity supplier ‘fraud’

Lisa Madigan sues to shed light on alternative electricity supplier ‘fraud’ By Mark Brown 04/09/2018 Attorney General Lisa Madigan filed suit Monday against an alternative electricity supplier […]
March 1, 2019

Shocking electricity prices follow deregulation

Shocking electricity prices follow deregulation By PAUL DAVIDSON USA TODAY Aug 12, 2007, 9:16 PM ET When Deborah Jackson opened her electric bill in February, she had […]
March 1, 2019

Attorney General Moody rejects ‘energy choice’ petition, calls it misleading

Attorney General Moody rejects ‘energy choice’ petition, calls it misleading In a filing to the state Supreme Court late Friday, the state attorney general’s office said it opposes […]
February 27, 2019

Group Lauches Efforts To Prevent Energy Deregulation

Group Lauches Efforts To Prevent Energy Deregulation A group aimed at keeping reliable energy affordable has launched efforts to try and get ahead of what they […]
February 25, 2019

State hears warnings against deregulation of electricity market

State hears warnings against deregulation of electricity market Florida TaxWatch released a study forecasting state and local revenue losses ranging from $426 million to nearly $1.4 billion based […]
February 25, 2019

Release: Energy Deregulation is Bad for Florida

Release: Energy Deregulation is Bad for Florida FARE launches efforts to set the record straight on the dangers of deregulation CONTACT: Christian Ulvert | (305) 336-3631 […]
February 4, 2019

Eliminate third-party electricity suppliers, officials urge

Eliminate third-party electricity suppliers, officials urge Customers of third-party electric paid $200 million more, official says By CLARICE SILBER FEBRUARY 4, 2019 Consumer advocates have a way […]