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Help CUB ‘Make Change Happen’ in The Big Share 2024
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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…

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Keep Competitive Bidding for Power Line Projects
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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…

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Customer Input Sought on New Energy Rebates
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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…

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Consumers Win as Iowa Strikes Down Anticompetitive ROFR Law
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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,…

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PSC to We Energies: More Savings Needed for Customers When Coal Plants Shut Down
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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…

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WPS Electric Rates to Come Down in 2024
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MADISON – State regulators on Tuesday approved a reduction in 2024 electricity rates for customers of Wisconsin Public Service Corp. in northeastern and northern Wisconsin.The state Public Service Commission authorized…

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Alliant Rate Hike Approved, PSC Demands Savings When Coal Plants Retire
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MADISON – Wisconsin utility regulators on Thursday approved a sizable increase in electric rates for customers of Alliant Energy but sent a strong message that they want to see more…

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Xcel rate increase pared back, PSC denies higher profits
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MADISON — Customers of Xcel Energy will see a much smaller increase on electric bills come January after state regulators sided with CUB and voted to block the company’s request…

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PSC Trims MGE Rate Hike, Signals Concern on Customer Affordability
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MADISON – Utility regulators voted Friday to reduce the size of Madison Gas & Electric’s rate increase for customers and take a small but important step to trim the utility’s…

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Another costly winter ahead: Take steps now to save
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Winter heating costs will be high this winter, if not quite as high as last winter. The National Energy Assistance Directors Association’s winter outlook shows that homes heating with natural…

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