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Deregulation of Texas’ electricity markets a mistake

Supporters of electric deregulation frequently point to Texas as an example of how electric deregulation could work in Michigan. However, things aren’t going so well in the Lone Star State, with rolling blackouts threatening the reliable electricity Texans depend on. Read this recent article from the Texas Monthly on deregulation, and ask yourself: is this what we want in Michigan?  …

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Deregulation costing Connecticut consumers

Deregulation is costing Connecticut customers – big time. According to a recent Associated Press article (“Connecticut warns consumers of electricity price spikes,” 1/16/2014): HARTFORD — Connecticut’s attorney general and consumer advocate warned electricity customers on Thursday about price spikes by some power suppliers that are nearly double what the two regulated utilities are charging. Attorney General George Jepsen and Consumer …

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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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