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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 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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Thanks to deregulation, “rolling blackouts are Texas’ future”

Texas is a frequent poster child for electric deregulation in the United States. However, electric deregulation isn’t working out very well for Texas (click here to read more stories about deregulation in Texas). A recent Reuters article warns: “Rolling blackouts are Texas’ future without reform, generators say.” From the article: Citing the close call for potential rolling outages experienced earlier …

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