Energy policy: 2013 outlook

Energy policy is always a front-burner issue in the U.S., igniting partisan battles and debates between environmental groups, utilities, and energy industry vendors. It’s a challenge to orchestrate, but at the same time it’s an opportunity to build a better, more reliable energy future. While regulatory …

Facts show electric competition works in Texas

The Chronicle’s editorial of Jan. 20, “Not so shocking,” charges that “electric deregulation isn’t working in Texas,” that consumers have not benefited from lower prices from the deregulated – or “competitive” – market as promised. But a close look at the numbers shows consumers actually are doing very well….