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Energy deregulation “a debacle” in Montana

From The Missoulian, September 29, 2013: The announcement that NorthWestern Energy will buy 11 hydroelectric dams on Montana’s major rivers will finally bring one of the worst public policy decisions ever made to an end. On the up side, it means that Montana will once again have a vertically integrated, regulated utility to serve its hundreds of thousands of customers. …

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AARP opposes electric deregulation in Arizona

From an AARP Arizona press release, 7/17/2003: “Deregulation won’t mean lower rates, it may mean paying more for power for many Arizonans,” said David Mitchell, AARP Arizona State Director. “This is evidenced by many people in deregulated states paying higher rates for their electricity after deregulation. Arizona’s residential electrical rates are already below the national average. With our hot temperatures …

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Grand Rapids Urban League: Deregulated market harms low-income ratepayers, small businesses

Out-of-state energy marketers’ ‘cherry-picking’ of preferred recipients to force remaining customers to shoulder the bulk of fixed costs LANSING, Mich. – The leader of a well-known West Michigan community organization called on Gov. Rick Snyder’s administration, the Michigan Energy Office and state lawmakers to carefully review the effects of electric deregulation and how an increase above the current 10 percent cap …

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