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Ask CUB Your Questions

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! Is it the runup in natural gas prices and home heating costs? What CUB’s working on in cases involving your utility? What’s being done about fixed customer charges …

PSC Approves Costly Natural Gas Plant

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 Citizens Utility Board urged the Public Service Commission to vote against the plant, citing concerns over the utilities’ overly optimistic assumptions about future natural …

Pitch In and Donate to The Big Share

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 …

Support CUB Outreach, Donate to The Big Share

CUB is gearing up for a big one-day fundraising campaign, The Big Share, which will take place on Tuesday, March 1. We’re excited to announce that friends of CUB will match donations dollar for dollar up to $2,500 in this year’s The Big Share. Help us reach our goal of $5,000! CUB is one of …

Making Strides in a Tough Year: 2021 CUB Annual Report

CUB Annual Report 2020

CUB’s annual report highlights savings for customers, advocacy for those less fortunate during the pandemic and our work to position CUB for stability and strength in the years ahead. The 2020 Annual Report, available here, provides a snapshot of what Your Independent Consumer Voice worked on during the pandemic. The report thanks loyal CUB members …

Consumer Advocacy In Wisconsin Takes Leap Forward

MADISON, APRIL 1, 2021 — The Citizens Utility Board of Wisconsin on Thursday released the following statement after Gov. Tony Evers signed Assembly Bill 27 into law as Wisconsin Act 24. The law, which the Legislature passed with unanimous bipartisan support this month, enables stable funding for CUB’s work as the consumer advocate for homeowners, …

Bill Passage Strengthens Advocacy for Utility Customers

A plan to help level the playing field between consumers and utilities when it comes to advocacy for fairness and affordability is on the way to Gov. Tony Evers’ desk, after the state Senate unanimously endorsed it in a voice vote Tuesday. The bill, AB 27 and SB 47, received widespread bipartisan support, with unanimous …

February 28, 2019: CUB celebrates 40 years of advocacy

The Citizens Utility Board of Wisconsin will celebrate four decades of standing up to power on behalf of homeowners, renters and small businesses on April 7 in Milwaukee. Lakefront Brewery, a CUB small business member, will host the event starting at 6:30 p.m. CUB, the state’s independent consumer voice, was created in 1979 to advocate …

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 superb job during his tenure at CUB,” said CUB President Russell Wallace.  …

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 Telecommunications SB 35 Would Reduce Public Disclosure of Proposed Transmission Lines Good morning Chairman Farrow and members of the committee, …