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A 'War On Coal'? Or Is It Common Sense Reform?

A 'War On Coal'? Or Is It Common Sense Reform?
Alabama Power's parent company, Southern, will be relying less on coal and more on other resources, including renewables. The reason? Because it's simply cheaper. It hasn't stopped the demagogues from blaming Obama's fictional "War On Coal."
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Energy Deregulation Has Cost Texans $22 Billion Over the Past Decade

Energy Deregulation Has Cost Texans $22 Billion Over the Past Decade
In 1999, the Texas Legislature deregulated electric companies in certain areas of Texas, promising that this would lower rates for consumers. However, it appears that this promise was not entirely accurate. According to the report, "Texans living in deregulated electricity areas paid about $22 billion more in the last decade than they would have under a regulated system."
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