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Electric deregulation: a failed experiment

Did you know that over the last 14 years, no state has deregulated electricity? That’s right. Since 2000, there has been a strong national trend away from deregulation. States like Virginia, Arizona, Wyoming, New Mexico, Nevada and California have all turned away from deregulation since 2000, because it jeopardizes reliability and affordability for customers. Montana recently reregulated its electric market …

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Deregulation not working for Texas

In Texas, electric deregulation is not working to ensure reliable energy supplies for families and small businesses. This piece from today’s Energy and Environment Daily¬†(click here to read the full story) focuses on the challenges of building new electric generation in a deregulated environment: HOUSTON — Texas’ main power grid operator saw a new peak in winter demand this week …

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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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