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People's Counsel Seeks Regulations To Implement Ban On Retail Supplier Service To Energy Assistance Customers, Warns Of Gap In Prohibition Due To Statutory Language  (May 13, 2022, Energy Choice Matters)

Climate Notes: A Leader for Anne Arundel/Annapolis Resilience Authority, Pressuring Utilities on LED Lights and More  (5/11/2022, Maryland Matters)

NRG payment plan to keep coal plant running panned  (5/9/2022, Power Markets Today)

Losing STRIDE? Benefits of Natural Gas Program Questioned as Gaze Turns to Electrification  (4/29/2022, Maryland Matters)

Ohio Bribery Scandal Hits Home in Md. — and Utility Customers May Be Footing the Bill  (4/21/2022, Maryland Matters)

Is it really "environmentally friendly"? Maryland state agency warns consumers about "greenwashing"  (4/15/2022, WMAR-TV Baltimore, Channel 2 News)

FirstEnergy utility gave to pro-Trump dark money group  (3/28/2022, E&E News)

Letter to the Editor: BGE energy delivery costs are up, despite spokesperson’s claims  (3/23/2022, Baltimore Sun)

Interview on CTV News with Assistant People's Counsel Niki Wiggins on Washington Gas Light customer-service issues, at 1:10  (3/18/2022, CTV News) 

Washington Gas fined $1M over customer service blunders  (3/18/2022, WTOP)

Washington Gas fined more than $1 million for customer service issues  (3/18/2022, WUSA9)

Washington Gas penalized more than $1 million for widespread customer service problems  (3/17/2022, WJLA-ABC7)

Want more solar panels? Good luck connecting to the grid  (3/16/2022, E&E News)

Powerful Groups Take Aim at Aggressive Building Standards in Climate Legislation  (2/28/2022, Maryland Matters)

Matter for Mallory: BGE customers seeing a spike in heating bills  (2/22/2022, WMAR-TV Baltimore, Channel 2 News)

2022 Maryland Clean Energy Center Legislative Reception on "Climate & Energy, Policy & Regulation." See David Lapp's talk starting at 59:00 in the video.  (2/17/2022, MCEC)

Commentary: People’s Counsel: Remember Texas! Md. Needs Robust Electric Distribution Planning  (2/10/2022, Maryland Matters)

Maryland OPC summarizes modernization talk at PSC  (1/19/2022, Power Markets Today)

Maryland regulators deny attempt to force release of FirstEnergy’s confidential HB6 internal investigation  (1/14/2022,

FERC orders PJM to change reserve market rules, delay capacity auctions  (12/23/2021, Utility Dive)

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission finds proposed Delmarva Power price hike “Unlawful”  (12/22/2021, 47ABC-TV)

Consumer Advocates Request Rehearing on PJM Rate-base Network Upgrades  (12/21/2021, RTO Insider)

Maryland court sides with OPC, PSC against retailer (12/20/2021, Power Markets Today)

OPC's work highlighted in subscription-only article: PSC acted unlawfully with rate increase, OPC tells court  (12/16/2021, The Daily Record)

OPC's work highlighted in subscription-only article: Several states defend competition in FERC ANOPR reply (11/30/2021, Power Markets Today)

OPC contributes to Maryland Commission on Climate Change annual report; strengthening amendment gets majority, but insufficient, votes  (11/2/2021, Maryland Matters)

Interview on CTV News with People's Counsel David S. Lapp on Washington Gas Light customer-service issues, at 4:02  (10/21/2021, CTV News) 

OPC's work highlighted in subscription-only article: PJM market reset victors seeks court-ordered remand  (10/12/2021, Power Markets Today)

BGE needs a smart grid, not natural gas infrastructure | READER COMMENTARY  (10/5/2021, Baltimore Sun)

New Maryland Legislation Advances Consumer Interest in Clean Energy  (Public Utilities Fortnightly magazine, Commentary by People's Counsel and Delegate Marc Korman, October 2021)

Gas infrastructure investments: too costly for consumers and environment | Commentary by People's Counsel  (9/27/2021, Baltimore Sun)

Washington Gas leaves customers on hold for hours, cites call center contractor  (9/11/2021, Washington Post)

As extreme weather risks rise, so do the costs of protecting Maryland's power grid from storms like Ida  (9/10/2021, Baltimore Sun)

Md. Consumer Advocate Spotlights Utilities’ Links to Fossil Fuel Companies and Insurrectionists  (9/8/2021, Maryland Matters)

Maryland Office of People’s Counsel Wants to Put an End to Utilities Charging Customers for Corporate Trade Group Dues  (9/3/2021, Corporate Crime Reporter)

Retail energy supplier SunSeaEnergy fined for deceiving 1,200 Maryland customers  (8/26/2021, Baltimore Sun)

Power in the Park: Neighborhood Event Connects Constituents to Energy Savings  (8/16/2021, Maryland Matters)

Federal agency rules Pepco must release more info before raising rates  (8/10/2021, Bethesda Beat)

BGE, Pepco face regulatory obstacle for proposed rate change  (8/5/2021, Baltimore Business Journal)

Maryland commission to investigate Potomac Edison, FirstEnergy ties amid scandal  (7/27/2021, Daily Record)

People's Counsel urging rehearing on Washington Gas rate case  (7/27/2021, Daily Record)

OPC's work highlighted in subscription-only article: DC Circuit partially sides with advocates against FERC  (7/12/2021, Power Markets Today)

DC Circuit Says FERC Must Address Power Supply Estimates  (7/9/2021, Law360)

Pepco to increase electricity rates over next three years  (7/8/2021, Bethesda Magazine)

Divided Maryland PSC grants Pepco $52.2M rate hike  (7/1/2021, Daily Record)

Maryland Utility Customers To Receive $83 Million In Pandemic Relief  (6/17/2021, DCist)

Maryland to distribute $83 million in relief to utility customers  (6/16/2021, Daily Record)

Daily Record Coverage of Utilities, Disappointing, Commentary by People's Counsel  (5/28/2021, Daily Record)

NRG push for sweeping retail market changes in Northeast meets Texas-sized obstacles   (5/26/21, Industry Drive)

OPC's work highlighted in subscription-only article: Maryland advocacy office seeks FirstEnergy probe (5/17/21, Power Markets Today)

Get Ready for the Big Legislative Fight of 2023  (3/5/21, Maryland Matters)