Action Needed to Protect Rate Discount Program

Action Needed to Protect Rate Discount Program

Here’s a note of warning to low-income Texans: your summertime electric bills might soon be going up. That’s because a popular bill discount program will disappear in 2015 unless the Texas Legislature takes action. The program has helped hundreds of thousands of...
Three Shocking Utility Expenses

Three Shocking Utility Expenses

Magazine: Texas Cities Guard Against Unfair Rate Hikes Here’s a fun fact: it’s your local government — cities — that serve as the first line of defense against unfair utility rate hikes.  It’s cities that have original jurisdiction over local energy utilities, and...
CenterPoint’s Monopoly Money

CenterPoint’s Monopoly Money

Operating Outside Free Market, Houston’s CenterPoint Maximizes Profits by Lobbying Against Oversight Houston’s CenterPoint Energy is at again. The big monopoly with a reputation for bad ideas has successfully lobbied for a rule change at the Texas Railroad...
Oncor defends record, but neglects important details

Oncor defends record, but neglects important details

Has Oncor systematically shortchanged its electric distribution system? That’s the question from Public Utility Commission Kenneth Anderson, who wrote in a recent memo that repeated outages in North Texas have him left wondering whether the company is doing enough to...