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See Our Residential Webinar: Setting the Stage for an Affordable Clean Energy Transition
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CUB’s thrilled this year to present a series of three webinars for residential utility customers focusing on the massive energy transition taking place and opportunities for homeowners and renters to get involved and to save on their energy bills along the way. The first residential webinar was held on July 21 and you can catch…

Check out CUB’s first small business webinar
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CUB is partnering with different organizations to provide perspectives and resources for small businesses about the changing world of energy and utilities. The series debuted last week, and if you missed it you can watch it here and find all the presentations here. The first webinar, “Business Energy Trends 2022: Challenges & Opportunities for Your…

Big Rate Hikes Sought for We Energies, WPS
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Half of Wisconsin’s utility customers are facing big rate hikes in 2023 after We Energies and Wisconsin Public Service filed proposals Thursday to increase rates by more than 8% and 6%.This comes at a time when energy prices are already being affected by global market factors that have raised the price of natural gas, home…

Ask CUB Your Questions
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What questions do you have for CUB or about your energy or utility bills? Let us know. CUB wants to know what’s on your mind. Just ask! What is CUB working on in cases involving your utility? What’s being done about fixed customer charges on monthly bills? What kind of initiatives are going on in…

Pitch In and Donate to The Big Share
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Get ready to join people from across the state in pitching in to support The Big Share 2022 this Tuesday. By participating, you can help CUB and other nonprofits working for fairness “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…

Power Plant Projects Need Rigorous Review
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As 2022 starts we are gearing up for a big year with a high-profile rate case involving the two utilities owned by WEC Energy Group, We Energies and Wisconsin Public Service. While we prepare for that, it hasn’t been a quiet time in the PSC case arena.  Our regulatory team is focused on plans for building new power…

Prepare for higher heating costs this winter
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Brace yourselves for higher heating bills this winter, Wisconsin. Wisconsin utilities and the Energy Information Administration are warning of higher heating costs this winter given natural gas prices that are twice what they were a year ago. Depending on how severe the winter is, households could pay hundreds of dollars more this winter compared with…

MG&E Settlement: Clear Wins for Customers
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MADISON – The Citizens Utility Board announced significant wins for Madison Gas & Electric’s residential and small business customers in a rate settlement filed with the Public Service Commission. Among the wins: $2 MILLION PER YEAR IN SAVINGS: The size of the overall increase customers would face is $2 million per year below what MGE…

$387 Million in Emergency Aid for Utility Customers
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In response to the economic toll of the COVID-19 pandemic, Wisconsin and local units of government have $387 million available to help renters with overdue rent payments and utility bills.Wisconsin’s Department of Administration this week unveiled a new $322 million program that will help renters pay overdue rent and utility bills.The program implements for Wisconsin…

What’s Ahead for CUB in 2021
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Affordability. Fairness. Equity. Safety. These are front and center for CUB as we gear up for another year as the voice for small businesses, homeowners and renters across Wisconsin.   Let’s take a quick look at the trends we’re seeing for 2021 affecting the energy and utility landscape.   First off, the pandemic. As we all continue…