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A Pandemic and Surging Summer Heat Leave Thousands Struggling to Pay Utility Bills

When the coronavirus pandemic forced classrooms to close this spring, Leticia Garcia’s family in Fairfax County, Virginia,…

PG&E Exits Bankruptcy

Today marks the end of Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s second bankruptcy in two decades. After 16 months of legal wrangling…

Telecoms to reinstate data caps after lifting them for shelter-in-place

If you’re among the lucky few who can work from home, chances are you’re eating up a lot of your data in Zoom meetings. All…

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GET ICE OUT OF OUR REFRIGERATORS- STOP Smart Meter Spying!

The problem: Farfetched as it seems, smart meters can give away an enormous amount of information about customers, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) wants it.  Federal immigration authorities are

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Lower Gas Price Scams?

Don’t Get Gassed: TURN is not convinced that gas deregulation can save customers money. Dear Consumer Advisor, I’ve received a couple of calls from gas companies claiming they can provide

Power At Home: Report on Utility Sh...

What happened to the 29,800 Contra Costa families who were permanently shut off by PG&E?  Read TURN’s report on energy insecurity and homelessness and recommendations for justice-driven policies that keep

PLANNING FOR PLANNED OUTAGES

Electric companies are allowed to shut off power throughout their territories when the weather causes high risk of fires sparked by their equipment.  During a planned power shut off, landline

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