Press Releases

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

December 15, 2011: CUB Helped Save Alliant Energy Customers Millions

For Immediate Release: December 15, 2011 CUB Helped Save Alliant Energy Customers More Than $22 Million MADISON – The Public Service Commission today approved new electric rates for Alliant  Energy, which will take effect on January 1, 2012.  The Citizens Utility Board participated in the

December 8, 2011: CUB Helped Save Xcel Customers More Than $3.5 Million

For Immediate Release: December 8, 2011 CUB Helped Save Xcel Customers More Than $3.5 Million MADISON – The Public Service Commission today approved new electric and natural gas rates for Xcel Energy, which will take effect on January 1, 2012.  The Citizens Utility Board participated in

December 1, 2011: CUB Helped Save MGE Customers More Than $14 Million

For Immediate Release: December 1, 2011 CUB Helped Save MGE Customers More Than $14 Million MADISON – The Public Service Commission today approved new electric and natural gas rates for Madison Gas & Electric Company, which will take effect on January 1, 2012.  The Citizens Utility

November 18, 2011: No Rate Increase for WPS Customers

For Immediate Release: November 18, 2011 PSC: No Rate Increase for WPS Residential Customers MADISON – The Citizens Utility Board applauds yesterday’s decision by the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin not to increase electric rates for residential and small commercial customers of

May 3, 2011: Joint Finance Committee Cuts Energy Efficiency

For Immediate Release: May 3, 2011 Joint Finance Committee Cuts Energy Efficiency, Raises Energy Bills MADISON – Today the Joint Committee on Finance unfortunately voted to reduce funding for Focus on Energy, Wisconsin’s statewide energy efficiency program. On a party-line vote, the