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2017 International Energy Outlook from the EIA

Last Thursday, the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) held a live conference as part of their CSIS Energy and…

2017 Hurricane Season & Energy: Impacts, Dangers and More

If you've read the news in recent weeks, it's become extremely clear that hurricane season is upon the United States. While…

America’s Electricity Grid Strategies for Cybersecurity

There seems to be a lot of talk about cybersecurity lately.  At first glance, it might seem like a subject…

Compare Business Energy Rates from 2016 to 2017

Half of 2017 has now passed, which means we should be able to highlight trends from the first half of…

Replacing Lite-Up Texas: Assistance with Electric Bills in Texas

There are many people across the United States that rely on government run assistance programs to help pay their electricity…

Duke Energy Customers to See Lower Electricity Bills in Summer 2017

If you're a Duke Energy customer, your piggy bank might see a little more coin this summer. According to recent press release, customers…

Verde Energy Acquired by Spark Energy, Inc.

On July 5, 2017, Spark Energy Inc. published a press release announcing that their acquisition of Verde Energy is official. Verde…

MP2 Energy Acquired by Shell Energy North America

Yesterday, Shell Energy North America announced that they have officially signed an agreement to purchase MP2 Energy LLC. The signed…

Shady Marketing Practices in the Energy Industry

While energy deregulation aims to help people afford the electricity they use, the fact that it opens the electricity market up…

What are Capacity Charges?

When you receive your electricity bill at the end of the month, you will see many different charges included. One…

Current Electric Company Incentives, Deals, and Promos

Companies across many industries use sales, promotions, and incentives to advertise and attract new customers -- electric companies in deregulated…

What’s a Good Electric Rate in Texas?

Rates differ from state to state, city to city, time of year, provider to provider... so how can a consumer know…

Wind and Solar Surpass Hydroelectricity Generation in 2017

Based on some new information from the EIA, and other government news outlets, it look like solar and wind generated power…

Changes to the 4 Coincident Peak (4CP) Program in Texas

It's recently come to our attention that there are some fairly substantial market changes that are impacting commercial customer electricity…

Eversource Plans to Lower Basic Service Supply Rates Starting July 1st

Eversource, an electricity services company headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, recently announced that they plan to reduce their electricity rates during the summer…

Electricity Outlook for 2017

The United States Energy Information Administration (EIA) has a difficult task. Every year, they release a report that includes several…

Energy Brokers in Texas, Ohio, Illinois, Massachusetts, and Beyond

There's no question that energy is a complex industry with many layers and many different players. Energy brokers are one of these…

Texas Electric Cooperatives

The term electric cooperative -- or electric coop -- may not be well known to city dwellers or those living in…

Should Electricity Be Established as a Basic Human Right?

Please note that the publishing of this content does not equal endorsement.  As always, our mission is to publish a wide variety…

Electricity Generation (Sources and Capacity) in the United States

Electricity generation is, quite simply, the first step in a process that makes it possible for us to eventually consume…