Help CUB 'Make Change Happen' in The Big Share 2024
February 27, 2024
CUB is looking for supporters from across the state to support our work during The Big Share 2024 on March 5th.
By participating, you can help CUB and other nonprofits work to “Make Change Happen.” That’s the theme for The Big Share, a one-day outpouring of giving in which hundreds of thousands of dollars are raised...
Keep Competitive Bidding for Power Line Projects
February 15, 2024
Wisconsin’s utilities are pushing hard to pass “Right of First Refusal” legislation, AB 470 and SB 481, which would allow them to build power lines that connect to their existing ones without having to compete with other companies for the projects.
Why is this bad? What could go wrong?
Exhibit A: The Cardinal Hickory Creek power line...
Customer Input Sought on New Energy Rebates
January 19, 2024
Public input is being sought to help Wisconsin’s Focus on Energy program establish a new incentive program for home energy saving rebates tied to the Inflation Reduction Act.
Wisconsin has been allocated $149 million in rebates, thanks to the IRA. These rebates cover both a home energy efficiency rebate program as well as an instant discount...
Consumers Win as Iowa Strikes Down Anticompetitive ROFR Law
December 11, 2023
Madison – In a victory for electricity consumers, the Iowa District Court for Polk County has set aside Iowa’s unconstitutional Right of First Refusal (ROFR) law and regulation. In addition, the court barred the state from issuing permits on projects and intervenors from any action on their MISO assigned projects. In March, the Iowa Supreme...
PSC to We Energies: More Savings Needed for Customers When Coal Plants Shut Down
November 22, 2023
MADISON – State regulators sent a clear signal: We Energies needs to increase savings for customers as it transitions away from coal-fired power.
The state Public Service Commission on Tuesday asked We Energies to prepare a comprehensive analysis on how to save customers money as coal plants retire prematurely in the transition to cleaner fuels.