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Maryland's Deregulation Dysfunctional Residential Third-Party Energy Supply Market: An Assessment of Costs and Policies by Laurel Peltier and Arjun Makhijani, Ph.D

Competing to Overcharge Consumers: The Competitive Electric Supplier Market in Massachusetts (Part 1)

“Competition in the sale of electricity and gas sounds like it should lead to lower prices and better deals, but in the market for electricity the opposite is commonly true.”

Competing to Overcharge Consumers: The Competitive Electric Supplier Market in Massachusetts (Part 2)

“While [local distribution companies] are closely regulated, and must seek permission from state government to raise their prices, [competitive energy supply] companies can charge any prices at all.”

Competing to Overcharge Consumers: The Competitive Electric Supplier Market in Massachusetts (Part 3)

“Some of this marketing appears to be concentrated in low-income neighborhoods, where salespeople may pressure vulnerable consumers into contracts based on misinformation and false promises of lower prices.”

Joe Gibbons: Electricity deregulation would hurt Florida’s families and economy

“The hue and cry to bring 'choice' and 'competition' to Florida’s electric utilities will grow louder, and the appeals will sound tempting. Don’t be fooled. Reject the false promises of electricity deregulation.”