Should electric and gas utility companies be allowed to operate as “monopolies?”?

Question by Stan Jasek: Should electric and gas utility companies be allowed to operate as “monopolies?”?
In America we preach the principles of freedom of choice, free enterprise, the power of the individual, and democracy. Yet, when it comes to chosing an electric or gas utility, most Americans only have one choice, dealing with a “monopoly” utility provider. Is this acceptable in today’s world? Most energy providers do not allow the customer to pick whether they want “dirty” energy, “clean” energy, or any other options. We have to accept what they want to provide to us. Is this fair business practice for the 21st century?

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Answer by craftyjem719
NO it’s horrible the monopoly they have going.

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How Can I Reduce or Eliminate My Electric Bill?

Question by : How Can I Reduce or Eliminate My Electric Bill?
My family’s electric bill is out of control.

We are on a very tight budget.

Other than doing the obvious “conserve energy” stuff, is there a way to substantially reduce or eleminate our electric bill?

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Answer by stoned ranger
flip the master braker to ‘off’

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Cheap Electric Companys in Texas With Cheap Deposits?

Question by playmatebri2008: Cheap Electric Companys in Texas With Cheap Deposits?
i need a cheap electric company really its more or less a cheap down payment or deposit thats what im mainly looking for>>i need one with a deposit of less than two hundred dollars i need help asap PLEASE!!
im sorry i meant to tell yall ive already tried relient txu first choice n they all got high deposits i kno its GOTTA b one thts under a two hundred dow n payment

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Answer by I am me and no one else
Try Reliant energy… If I remember correctly (as we use them in our house but it’s been a while since we researched electric companies) they were the most reasonable…

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What is a good Electric Company in Dallas?

Question by Darius Jones: What is a good Electric Company in Dallas?

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Answer by John
There are a multitude of companies to choose from. I was confused when i moved here with it as back home there is only 1!!!

Use www.powertochoose.org and you can compare there…

I have been with Champion Energy Services for 2 years, and haven’t had any problems at all, plus good customer service. They have competitive rates, my bill hasn’t been over 100 bucks yet in this TX heat!

You can also get $ 25 off your first month bill with referral codes which is a plus!!!
If you decide to go with champion you can use this code MCHRISTIAN30333… They also are giving a $ 5 credit for signing up for E-Bill…

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does anyone in the dallas area use ignite (powered by stream energy) for their electric service?

Question by jhd128: does anyone in the dallas area use ignite (powered by stream energy) for their electric service?

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Answer by mattcoop2@sbcglobal.net
Yes.. about 18 monsth ago I signed a contract to purchase electricity at 12.9 cents per kwh. I am curious why you are asking… :o) my rate is pretty good because electriciy prices have gone up….

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What is the cheapest electric provider in Spring/Woodlands, TX area?

Question by brycrob: What is the cheapest electric provider in Spring/Woodlands, TX area?
I automatically called Reliant Energy, but they seem to be very high /KwH. I’m looking for a reliable, inexpensive Energy Co.

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Answer by NeverOddOrEven
Spark energy is the cheapest I have found. I just renewed at just under .14 /kwh. I was paying 11.3 cents for the entire last year until my 1 yr contract ended.

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cheapest electric service in houston tx area?

Question by Mz SExI: cheapest electric service in houston tx area?
I am with reliant energy and it is costing me like 200 a month with a 2 bedroom apartment….im looking for the cheapest electric company…maybe even with a fixed rate for 12months or whatever….

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Answer by Randy
time to move.

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Q&A: ELECTRIC COMPANIES IN HOUSTON?

Question by MzJ08: ELECTRIC COMPANIES IN HOUSTON?
i am currently with txu energy and its getting on my nerves. i live in a 1 bedroom apt and i have never had a light bill cheaper than $ 100 every month. this bill is really starting to drain me, and I wanted to know if anybody had any other cheaper companies that they knew of.

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Answer by Jennifer D
Check out powertochoose.com It compares lots of companies, so you can find one that will work best for your individual situation.

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has anyone else had any problems with direct energy electric company?

Question by Y: has anyone else had any problems with direct energy electric company?
they have been completley ridiculous and unproffessional in handling my electricity account, anyone else have prblems with them? whats a better electric company with relatively cheap prices. txu is too expensive

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Answer by K W
Txu is expensive ; but they handle business professionally and accurately ; falls in to the “you get what you pay for ” category

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