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Customers face double-digit hike, now it’s time to hear from you
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Now is the opportunity for We Energies and Wisconsin Public Service customers to make their voice heard in rate cases that will set utility prices for 2023. Public hearings will…

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CUB Fights High Utility Profits, Secures Wins in Rate Settlement
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The Citizens Utility Board and other groups have reached an agreement with two Wisconsin utilities on a partial rate case settlement that provides important wins for residential utility customers while…

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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…

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PSC Approves Costly Natural Gas Plant
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State regulators on Thursday voted 2-to-1 to approve a proposal from Milwaukee and Green Bay utilities to build a new natural gas power plant at a cost of $171 million.The…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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$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…

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CUB Applauds Move to Analyze Utility Energy Burden
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The Citizens Utility Board on Monday welcomed the state Public Service Commission’s move to have utilities measure the energy burden faced by their customers across the state. Starting this June,…

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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…

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