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DEMOCRACY AND REGULATION: How the Public Can Govern Essential Services DEMOCRACY_AND_REGULATION_--_3_Introduction.doc
BY GREG PALAST, JERROLD OPPENHEIM, AND THEO MACGREGOR
Pluto Press, London and Virginia
WINNER OF ACLU UPTON SINCLAIR AWARD

Feb 1, 2003 To order your copy, click here

Click on document to read Introduction. Based on work for the United Nations by Greg Palast, Jerrold Oppenheim, and Theo MacGreg ... More»
Advocacy at State Regulatory Commissions: Very Basic Skills
National Community Action Foundation Conference St. Petersburg, Florida
Oct 26, 2006 A slide presentation of the basics that regulatory commissions need from consumer advocates in order to approve programs to assist low-income consumers and how advocates can meet those needs. ... More»
The Economics of Low-Income Electricity Efficiency Investment Economics_of_L-I_efficiency_-_rev_final_rpt_010802.doc
Entergy Corp.
Jan 8, 2002 Benefit-by-benefit description of how benefits of low-income energy efficiency exceed costs by 7:1. Submitted to President Bush by Entergy. Similar arguments can be used for cost-effectiveness of low- ... More»
The Economics of Poverty: How Investments to Eliminate Poverty Benefit All Americans Poverty_book-_The_Ecs_of_Poverty_FNL.pdf
Entergy Corp.
Jun 1, 2006 Investments to eradicate poverty can pay for themselves, returning to all Americans 3.75 times the amount invested. Investments in energy efficiency for low-income homes are especially cost-effective, ... More»
ENERGY EFFICIENCY EQUALS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: The Economics of Public Utility System Benefit Funds ^^SBF_FNL_Poverty_book.pdf
Published by Entergy Corp.
Jun 1, 2008 $1 million investment in low-income energy efficiency produces economic benefits 34 times its value, including 337 jobs -- triple the impact of tax breaks to attract manufacturing. [State data are ava ... More»
The Prospects of Re-regulation: Options for State Level Reforms Oppenheim.pdf
Presentation to Take Back the Power Conference, National Press Club, Washington
Feb 26, 2007 The need for regulatory reform to protect consumers in so-called "deregulated" states and the content of that reform. ... More»

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* * AWARD & REVIEWS
ACLU Upton Sinclair Award for and other reviews of DEMOCRACY AND REGULATION.
•  Uppie_release.doc Upton Sinclair Award (announcement)
•  Uppie_speech_May_2004_FINALwIntro.doc ACLU Upton Sinclair Award (Acceptance)
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* * UPCOMING AND RECENT EVENTS

•  Santa_Fe_2007_rev_2_-_New_Investment_Needs_for_the_Next_Decade_and.pdf New Investment Needs for the Next Decade and Beyond – The Consumer Perspective
•  Jerrold Oppenheim discusses democratizing of regulatory practice at Toronto Roundtable, Institute of Public Administration, December 13.
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Advocacy
Strategies and tactics for effective utility consumer advocacy.
•  Regulatory_Arena_Primer_2002.doc Working in the Regulatory Arena: A Primer
•  ORNL_FINAL_REPORT_06-09-02.doc Coordination between Utility and DOE Low-Income Weatherization: What do Public Utility Commissioners Need to Know?
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Biographical
Further information about Jerrold Oppenheim and Theo MacGregor. Also see "Who We Are" tab.
•  2P_Resume_&_Pubs.doc List of Publications
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Carbon and Climate
Carbon, Greenhouse Gases, and Climate Change: Responding to climate change while protecting low-income consumers.
•  RegulatingCarbonProgressively010208.doc Regulating carbon progressively
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Consumer protection
Principles and strategies to provide consumers protection from price volatility and increases due to restructuring, plus general price and other protections assured through democratic regulation of essential services.
•  FTC_Comment_re_Retail_Electricity_Competition_0401_FINAL.doc Comments to the FTC Regarding Retail Energy Competition
•  Op-ed_in_Globe_021801_W_-rev.doc Now we're paying for deregulation
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Cost-effectiveness
Cost-effectiveness of low-income energy efficiency and assistance programs
•  ResponseToPSC12971_1-7-04rev.doc Cost-Effectiveness of DCEO Low-Income Electric Efficiency Programs
•  Accounting_for_Health_Benefits..pdf Accounting for Health Benefits.
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Democratic Process
The process of democratic regulation is based on principles that include transparency, participation, and standards for rate-setting.
•  TRANSFER091202.doc Democratic Control of Public Enterprise in the United States: A History of Regulation and Liberalisation in the Electricity Sector
•  IIDRI-Paris092607D&R-FNL.pdf Democracy And Energy Regulation
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Efficiency
Energy efficiency programs targeting low-income and other customers: includes program designs, strategies, economics and benefits.
•  MODEL_FOR_A_COMMUNITY_BASED_ENERGY_EFFICIENCY_PROGRAM_030603.doc Model for a Community Based Program
•  ORNL_FINAL_REPORT_06-09-02.doc Coordination between Utility and DOE Low-Income Weatherization: What do Public Utility Commissioners Need to Know?
More Papers on Efficiency »»
LEAN
Low-Income Energy Affordability Network
•  LEAN.doc Low-income Energy Affordability Network (LEAN)
•  Mass_Model_for_LI_E_services_100311.pdf THE MASSACHUSETTS MODEL FOR LOW-INCOME ENERGY SERVICE DELIVERY
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Low-Income
Low-income issues in both regulation and restructuring (Please see Efficiency for low-income efficiency and weatherization)
•  The_Wires_Industry_---_Who_Will_Pay_for_Tomorrow's_Grid.doc The Wires Industry --- Who Will Pay for Tomorrow's Grid
•  C-E_of_DSM_paper_-_Final.doc Analysis of Low-Income Benefits in Determining Cost-effectiveness of Energy Efficiency Programs
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Portfolio Management
How should resources be acquired?
Please also see Provider of Last Resort (POLR).
•  TestimonyStdOfr021903.doc Testimony about Extending the Standard Offer for Electricity in Connecticut
•  NCAF2003price_volatility.doc Fighting Price Volatility
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Privatization
Privatization of formerly national utilities outside of the US
•  Article_as_published.doc Electricity Restructuring in Britain: Not a Model to Follow
•  DemocraticPublicPrivatePartnerships.doc Democratic Public-Private Partnerships
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Provider of Last Resort (POLR)
How should electricity be provided to the vast majority of consumers who do not or cannot choose? Who should be the Provider of Last Resort? How should resources be acquired?
•  EEI_POLR_paper_FNL_111001.doc Electricity Service for all Residential Customers after Electricity Industry Restructuring
•  TLSC_Direct_POLR_Testimony_as_filed.doc Direct Testimony of Jerrold Oppenheim and Theo MacGregor on behalf of Texas Legal Services Center on POLR Service
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Restructuring - US
Utility deregulation in the US has, by many measures, failed to meet the public interest. Some of the failures have been catastrophic.
•  Bergen_rev_-_BREAKDOWN_IN_THE_ELECTRICITY_SUPPLY.doc Breakdown in the Electricity Supply: The Experience of California
•  EPSU_paper_-_US_Elec_Reg_121201.doc US Electric Utilities: A Century of Successful Democratic Regulation of Private Monopolies; A Half-Decade of Failure of Experiments in Competition
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Smart Grid
Costs and benefits of Smart Grid proposals, including "Smart Meters" and Pre-Payment Meters
•  Smart_grid_m-dism_WMECo_09-34_061509_FNL.doc Smart_Grid_m-dism_WM_09-34_DPU_ORDER_72109dpuord.pdf Prepayment meters rejected
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