CUB in the News: Michigan’s solar industry awaits order in Consumers Energy’s rate case

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Press Release: New Report Shows How Michigan Ratepayers Continue To Receive Substandard Utility Service

Michigan’s electric utilities continue to lag behind utilities in the rest of the country in the areas of electric reliability, energy costs as a percentage of customer household income and the extent of pollution, despite small improvements in some of these areas compared to last year, according to the 2020 edition of the Citizens Utility Board (CUB) of Michigan’s Utility Performance Report.

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CUB in the News: COMMENTARY Michigan ratepayer advocates say Consumers Energy’s recent $12 million commitment to help customers struggling to pay bills comes as the utility seeks a $244 million rate increase

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CUB in the News: Proposed increases in energy costs are not justified during a recession and pandemic

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Press Release: CUB of MI Statement on Governor Whitmer's Climate Executive Order

September 23, 2020 

In response to Governor Whitmer's MI Healthy Climate Plan announced today, the following statement can be attributed to the Citizens Utility Board of Michigan Executive Director Amy Bandyk:

"Cutting Michigan's CO2 emissions through actions like this executive order is good news for ratepayers because it moves us toward a more efficient, more affordable grid. This plan will encourage more renewable energy and energy efficiency, which ultimately lead to less of a need for capital-intensive power plants and other projects that end up being charged to all of our monthly electric bills for decades. We don't need to choose between affordable energy and clean energy—they work together."

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CUB in the News: Organizations receiving $3 million to help residents pay utility bills

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Press Release: Michigan AG Nessel Helps Bring $3M in Donations to Organizations that Provide Energy Assistance for Utility Customers

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CUB in the News: MPSC Approves Settlement Agreement To Reduce DTE Gas Increase By 46 Percent

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CUB in the News: Groups say investing in poles and wires alone doesn't prepare for the future power grid

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Press Release: Citizens Utility Board of Michigan Releases New Report On How To Protect Utility Customers and Improve Michigan’s Electric Grid

In the current economic crisis, each monthly bill becomes a bigger weight on the average Michigan household. As incomes fall, necessities like paying for electricity eat up more and more of a household’s budget. So it is more important than ever that ratepayers are getting adequate service in return for their money. A new report from the Citizens Utility Board (CUB) of Michigan, the advocacy group for residential ratepayers, shows how to improve accountability for the performance of the state’s investor-owned electric utilities and, as a result, ease burdens on all ratepayers.

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