Press Releases

November 6, 2014: Saving Money on Your Energy Bill Just Got Harder

For Immediate Release:  November 6, 2014 Saving Money on Your Energy Bill Just Got Harder MADISON — Today, the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin, on a 2 to 1 vote, approved an increase of more than 80% for the monthly customer charge paid by all residential and small business electric

April 16, 2014: CUB Sues PSC – Rate Discrimination Alleged

For Immediate Release: April 16, 2014 CUB Sues PSC – Rate Discrimination Alleged MADISON — Today, the Citizens Utility Board (CUB) filed a lawsuit challenging a Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (Commission) decision that would force We Energies’ electric ratepayers to pay more than

October 24, 2013: Citizens Utility Board Leadership Changes

For Immediate Release: October 24, 2013 Citizens Utility Board Leadership Changes MADISON – The Citizens Utility Board (CUB), Wisconsin’s utility watchdog and consumer advocate, announced today that Charlie Higley has stepped down after 10 years as executive director. “Charlie Higley has done a

July 11, 2013: CUB Helps Freeze MGE Electric Rates

For Immediate Release: July 11, 2013 CUB Helps Freeze MGE Electric Rates MADISON – The Public Service Commission today approved keeping the electric rates of Madison Gas & Electric at the same levels in 2014. The Citizens Utility Board and other consumer groups and businesses, including the

February 26, 2013: CUB Testimony before Senate Committee

For Immediate Release: February 26, 2013 CUB Testimony before Senate Committee on Government Operations, Public Works, and Telecommunications Testimony of Charlie Higley Executive Director Citizens Utility Board Before the Senate Committee on Government Operations, Public Works, and

January 20, 2012: Legislature should restore funds to Focus on Energy

For Immediate Release: January 20, 2012 Legislature should restore funds to Focus on Energy In the spring of 2011, Governor Scott Walker and legislative leaders significantly cut funding to Focus on Energy, the statewide energy efficiency program that helps residents and businesses lower energy

January 18, 2012: $1 Billion Transmission Proposal Review

For Immediate Release: January 18, 2012 $1 Billion Transmission Proposal Should Receive More Thorough Review of Costs and Alternatives, Not Fast-Tracked Special Treatment A massive $1 billion proposal for transmission lines that would run through Northern Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper