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How a Top Liberal State Is Creating an Electricity Market That Conservatives Should Love

September 29, 2014 by Stephen Lacey
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Imagine an electricity market that gives small businesses and consumers the same ability to compete and make money that utilities have always had. The market has no explicit technology mandates that require utilities or individuals to "pick winners and losers." It simply sets some basic rules.[read more]

How to Choose a Great Solar Supplier

August 18, 2014 by Nigel Morris

We very recently did some work helping to update and further educate consumers with Solar Citizens, speaking with hundreds of engaged solar owners around the country. And we are currently working with Greenpeace on a similar exercise.[read more]

High-Efficiency Planet

Dramatic increases in energy efficiency historically have allowed for cheaper energy services, and rather than reducing the amount of energy people used, these improvements increased energy consumption. As such, consumers play an important role in energy transitions.[read more]

Consumers Really Want Options in Utility Rate Plans

May 27, 2014 by Katherine Tweed

Utility Rate Options Demanded

In most utility territories, the very mention of default time-of-use pricing would have consumer advocates up in arms. Even though demand pricing is increasingly common in every other facet of our lives, utilities provide an essential service and pushback is intense.[read more]

How Do You Justify Consuming ExxonMobil's Oil?

April 17, 2014 by Robert Rapier
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There is a risk of misinterpretation with this article, so I want to spell out my intent up front. This should not be read as a defense of ExxonMobil or their business practices, because that’s not what it is. It’s an attempt to get the reader to understand how they think, and why they do the things they do.[read more]