AECT Supports Proposition 1

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Proposition 1 is the constitutional amendment providing for the use and dedication of certain money transferred to the state highway fund to assist in the completion of transportation construction, maintenance and rehabilitation projects, not to include toll roads.

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AECT strongly supports passage of Proposition 1 to keep our state’s infrastructure strong. 

Early voting runs from October 20 through October 31. Last day to apply for ballot by mail (received, not postmarked) is October 24. If you’re not early voting, get out to the polls on November 4 to support Prop 1!

For more information, “like” Texas Infrastructure Now on Facebook, “follow” them on Twitter and visit their website at http://www.infrastructuretexas.org/.

Looking to save money & stay comfortable in the heat? The Power To Save Texas website offers energy saving tips to do just that!

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The Power To Save Texas website was created by the Public Utility Commission of Texas as part of an educational campaign promoting energy conservation. The site features energy savings tips for both homes and businesses, information on the state’s electric grid conditions and how to reduce energy use during energy conservation alerts.

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You can even estimate the amount of money you could save by taking on some of these energy conservation measures with the site’s interactive savings calculator.

If you would like to find more ways to conserve energy and decrease your electricity bill, the Power To Save Texas site can connect you to sites on an energy saver contest, how to track your energy use and how to choose your electricity rate.

Electric prices rising nationwide, but lower offers available in the ERCOT competitive electric market

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According to the data from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the average residential retail price of electricity in the cities BLS surveys topped 14¢/kWh for the first time. As reported by CNS News, the average June price was 14.3¢/kWh.

Meanwhile, the competitive retail electric market in ERCOT offers prices well below that average, with consumers able to find 12-month fixed-price offers as low as 9-to-10¢/kWh, as shown below.

June2014ChartCustomers interested in shopping around can visit www.powertochoose.org.