Maryland People's Counsel Paula Carmody '80 is quoted in WTOP on scams involving people selling electricity door-to-door. Carmody says if someone comes to the door without identification, doesn't have literature about what he's trying to sell and pulls the act fast routine, that should raise multiple red flags. "I'd close the door," she tells WTOP. Read more in WTOP, "Is selling energy door-to-door a scam?"
Paula Carmody is also quoted in FierceEnergy on energy utilities charging more money to improve their grid. "Consumers need to understand and believe that there is a value in what you are proposing for them," said Carmody.
Carmody voiced her opinions
as part of a panel discussion held during
the 2012 National Electricity Forum in Washington, DC, where the
overriding theme was a need for utilities to communicate more
effectively with customers about the value in upgrading the grid.
Read more in FierceEnergy, "Consumers must value energy efficiency."
Paula Carmody was appointed People's Counsel by Douglas F. Gansler,
Attorney General of Maryland, and confirmed by the Senate in 2007. She
has extensive experience working on consumer issues with government
agencies, including the Office of People's Counsel, and nonprofit legal
services organizations. Prior to her appointment, Ms. Carmody was an
Assistant Attorney General in the Consumer Protection Division, Office
of the Attorney General of Maryland, from 2004-2007. While there, she
was responsible for investigating violations of, and enforcing, Maryland
Consumer Protection Act and related consumer protection laws.