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Electric deregulation costing New Jersey families and businesses

Story after story from states with deregulated electricity markets make the same point: deregulation costs families and businesses. Here’s a recent example from New Jersey: “Frigid winter sends electric prices soaring for NJ customers who switched power suppliers” (from the Newark Star Ledger, 2/23/2014) Drew Bradford, a “66-year-old Bedminster man who lives on a fixed income, said his January and …

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Failed Deregulation: New Yorkers Pay Too Much for Power

by New York State Assemblyman James Brennan (originally published in CityLimits.org, 12/6/2013) The retail price of electricity in New York State, at 19.57 cents a kilowatt-hour, is the second-highest price by state in the nation, after Hawaii, according to the United States Energy Information Administration. Con Edison, at nearly 26 cents per kilowatt-hour, is among the highest-priced electric utilities in …

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Analysis of three states identifies shortcomings of electric deregulation policies

LANSING, Mich.―Public Sector Consultants Inc. today released three reports highlighting the problems faced by three states that have deregulated their electricity markets—Texas, New Jersey, and Illinois. “We have done an in-depth analysis of three states in different parts of the country that have deregulated their electric market,” said Ken Sikkema, Senior Policy Fellow at Public Sector Consultants. “Significant problems have surfaced …

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