public-utility-commission

COMMENTARY

House, Senate GOP stymie Wolf on climate change, hold up key appointments | Monday Morning Coffee

BY: - April 26, 2021

Republicans are setting a 'reckless precedent,' by holding up appointments to a key state agency, the Wolf administration says.

COMMENTARY

Report: Black, Latino Pa. residents more likely to fall behind on utility bills, face shut-offs | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - March 26, 2021

"Many of these same communities were hardest hit by COVID-19 in the early months of the pandemic, experiencing both health issues at a much higher rate and also being more likely to lose their jobs and income," advocates warn.

COMMENTARY

Pa. once had a near-miss with Texas-sized deregulation. We have to remember our history and be on guard | Ray E. Landis

BY: - February 25, 2021

We need to support and bolster the efforts of our Consumer Advocate in protecting Pennsylvanians from the excesses of the energy industry.

PUC moves forward on diversity reporting, advocates say there’s more work to be done

BY: - December 26, 2020

If also endorsed by the state Attorney General’s Office and several other state agencies, utilities such as those providing electric, natural gas, water, wastewater and telecommunications services will be mandated to report their diversity programs and efforts internally. 

COMMENTARY

This Pa. law on utility shutoffs unfairly impacts Black and Brown people. It must be repealed | Opinion

BY: - August 7, 2020

Describing PGW’s customers as “deadbeats” amid an effort to protect “responsible” customers is a prime example of the kind of dog-whistle that hardly veils disdain for poor Black and Brown people. 

PUC orders halt to utility shutoffs over coronavirus emergency

BY: - March 14, 2020

Pennsylvania utilities can not cut off services until further notice under an emergency order Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission issued Friday evening.