Standards and technology don't reduce energy consumption, despite the claims of efficiency zealots. Real energy savings only come through behavioral change.
Deregulation for Real
New Mexico. Interestingly, none in the top tier are states with active competitive markets.
Time will tell if the political winds turn in electric competition’s favor. The next challenge for competition is how to have it along with steadily increasing commodity prices.
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On another note, FPL declined to respond to my February 2006 critique in this column of their merger proposal. But Howard Spinner, director of the division of economics and finance at the Virginia State Corporation Commission, offers another view on the proposed merger.