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Separating the signal from the noise on Illinois

Recently, some advocates have circulated a report from Illinois on electric deregulation – a report that should be viewed with great skepticism. The report erroneously concluded that Illinois’ experiment with electric deregulation has been a great success. The claimed savings are grossly exaggerated and based on faulty projections. Fact after fact demonstrates that electric deregulation is a failure, especially when …

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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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Deregulation costs Texas consumers over $22 billion

As we’ve written about before, Texas is a frequent poster child for electric deregulation. A recent report published by the Texas Coalition for Affordable Power shows Texans living in deregulated areas are paying much more for electricity than Texans living in regulated areas. Since 2002 (the year the Texas Senate deregulated the state’s electric market) consumers have overpaid for electricity …

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