Fiscal Friday- The Caliente Edition

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I’m no meteorologist, but it’s toasty out there.  A heat wave has scorched through the US this week and the following local utilities share some tips on saving money during the caliente conditions. Click the link below to see your utility’s advice: AEP Ohio, Ameren, LIPA, NYSEG, ACE, Ohio Edison/ First Energy Utilities, Orange and […]

Texas Advanced Meter Opt Out

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Should any Texan choose to opt out of a smart meter, the Transmission and Distribution Utility will collect the fee, not the supplier.  This was decided in a July 3rd open meeting for the Public Utility Commission. Here’s the full story from Energy Choice Matters. While the Public Utility Commission hasn’t defined the fee yet; […]

Electricity Rates To Be as Big as Texas This Summer! The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

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Electricity Rates To Be as Big as Texas This Summer! The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly                   If you live in Texas and you use electricity, this is going to be an interesting summer!  Texas is facing nearly a perfect storm that could create some record-breaking electricity prices throughout the summer.  And, the impact […]

ACE in the Hole- Atlantic City Electric Raises Rates

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With $70 Million in storm costs, it’s no real shocker that Atlantic City Electric is raising distribution rates. The Pepco owned utility will be tacking on a $.004 charge, or about $4.44 to the average (1,000KWh) bill. This will increase the typical user’s rate by 2.8%. This rate increase is part of the delivery charges  […]

Is a long term ComEd contract the new municipal aggregation jail sentence?

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Is a long term ComEd contract the new municipal aggregation jail sentence? According to Energy Choice Matters, the residents of the small, northwest town of Fox River Grove only have 2 months to opt out of a deal with ComEd that would last until September 2014. In addition, the residents of North Aurora are in […]

Greek Yogurt Is Whey Cool

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New York, you’re already fueled by Greek yogurt. Turns out, it’s in more whey than one. Let me explain: In order to produce 1 gallon of Greek yogurt, it takes 4 gallons of milk.  Beyond that, to pump up protein in the yogurt, Chobani and Fage are mixing in acid whey protein. After the yogurt […]

New Yorker – This is what you pay for Electricity!

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So, you live in New York and want to know what you’re paying for electricity?  Good luck! Power2Switch recently launched our services in New York.  And, as part of the service we provide for our customers, we display your utility’s Price-To-Compare so that you can compare the rates on our site against the rate for […]

Getting to Know Integrys PT. 2

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On January 9th 2013, the city of Chicago switched providers from Commonwealth Edison to Integrys Energy. The deal touted savings of over 20% and the included the well publicized addition of the “No Coal Provision”. Back then, looking closely at the provisions of deal, we thought this deal might be blowing some artificial steam. As the Chicago Tribune mentioned, there’s no […]

Electric New York Cabs

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From it’s birthplace at the Pearle Street Station, electricity options seem to be flowing back to New York City. This past April, NYC introduced 6 new electric taxis to their fleet. The city of New York chose the Nissan Leaf as the pilot vehicle. In addition, Mayor Bloomberg mentioned the goal of 13,000 electric taxis […]

5 of the wackiest electrical appliances for your small but awesome New York apartment!

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You work all the time, your apartment is small, you pay a bucket load of money in rent and you cannot afford to buy your own place. But it’s OK. It’s in the Upper East Side, Greenwich Village, Brooklyn heights or Harlem. You live in New York for heaven’s sake. Why don’t you stock up […]