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.
The Bergen Conference, Bergen, Norway
Mar 11, 2002
The experience of electricity competition in America has been failure. Very few of the industrial customers who lobbied for it are happy with the results. Indeed, the fall of Enron in an ocean of lies is symbolic of the deceptive promise of the marketplace. Promises of price savings turned into harsh realities of sharply higher and more volatile prices, blackouts, and job losses. However, the catastrophic failure of competition in California, and the state's recovery efforts, demonstrate the strength of democracy to correct even the most egregious mistakes.
Includes section on rising residential prices in the UK after deregulation (at about p. 21).