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Whether to save energy or save money, make RechargeTexas.com your first and last online stop for impartial advice about electricity shopping. Rechargetexas.com is the non-profit, public service website of the Texas Coalition for Affordable Power. Unaffiliated with any electric company, RechargeTexas.com wants what all Texans want: a fair and transparent energy market where consumers come first.

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Houston Utility Reaping Windfall

A monopoly electric utility that has lobbied for less stringent oversight reaps windfall profits. It also says it wants another rate increase in 2015.


Report: Electric Complaints Rise in 2014

In many areas of Texas, consumers can switch if they are dissatisfied with their electric service. But even still, complaints from electric consumers are on the rise.

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Reader Mail: Bill Discounts to Expire?

Is it true that the state will soon discontinue its bill assistance program for low-income Texans? And if so, are there low-income programs that can take its place?


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Energy Saving Tips

Refrigerators and freezers operate most efficiently when full.


If nothing else, keeping them stocked with bottles of water will make a big difference.

Let the sun in.


Especially in the winter, the sun’s energy can have a noticeable affect on the temperature in your home, particularly from windows facing south and west.  Keep your blinds and drapes open during the day.

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Facts & Figures

What is renewable energy?

Renewable energy is energy which is generated from natural resources that don’t get used up while producing energy, such as from wind and solar.