Energy Choice

Thanks to a growing competitive marketplace, you have more energy choices. Rather than simply dealing with the local utility, consumers in many states now can choose from among a group of energy suppliers and energy providers. With so many options, making those energy choices can seem daunting. We can help you learn how to switch electricity companies and other ways to make switching energy suppliers easier.

Who Is My Gas and Electricity Provider?

If you’re responsible for paying the bills in your home, you’re familiar with utilities like electricity, natural gas and water. But if you’re moving into a new place, for instance, you may not know the utility companies for your address yet.

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What Is the Average Cost Per Therm of Natural Gas?

Natural gas is a common power choice for many American homes. It’s versatile, running appliances like clothes dryers, hot water heaters, stoves and ovens.

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Why Is My Energy Bill Higher Than Usual? Reasons for Unusually High Electric Bills

If the amount on your energy bill seems out of step with what you normally pay, you may be asking yourself “Why is my electric bill higher than usual?” The answer is that several factors impact your monthly bill, from your daily routines to the price you pay per kWh.

Lesson Plan: Solar Energy

Lesson Plan: Solar Energy

This lesson aims to introduce students to solar energy. Energy from the sun plays a part in the use of nearly every other source of energy, from wind to biomass to yes – fossil fuels!

Lesson Plan: Natural Gas and Wind

Lesson Plan: Natural Gas and Wind Energy

Wind Energy Wind is moving air. If air is moving, work can be done!

Lesson Plan: Electricity and Electricity Generation

Lesson Plan: Electricity and Electricity Generation

This lesson aims to introduce students to the basics of electricity – what it is, how we use it, and how we can generate it. Electricity is most often generated using a generator.

Lesson Plan: Energy Basics and Energy Sources

Lesson Plan: Energy Basics and Energy Sources

This lesson aims to introduce energy, helps to identify how we use energy, and begins to look closer at what renewable and nonrenewable sources of energy we use in the United States. For each suggested grade band, you’ll see some quick text for reading as well as a worksheet or link to interactive worksheets.

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StarTex Power is now Constellation in Texas!

StarTex Power is now Constellation in Texas! The company many Texans have come to rely on for exceptional customer service, and of course, electricity, will remain the same but now with a new name.

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Understanding Energy Suppliers vs. Utilities

Like most of us, you’re probably interested in controlling your household budget. While some of the services in your home such as water, internet, cable television or phone might be pretty straightforward, understanding retail energy might be more complicated.

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What are the Benefits of Competitive Energy Markets?

So much of life can seem out of our control. Our taxes go up.

How to Switch Electricity Companies

Not so long ago, each household would deal with just one utility company. The electricity and natural gas arrived in your home; the utility set the price with oversight by the state government’s regulatory agency; you paid the bill.

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