Competition in Electricity Has Been Good for Consumers and Good for the Environment

Bernard L. Weinstein, Tower Center Associate, wrote an article for Inside Sources analyzing competition in electricity and its benefits for consumers. Looking back on the past 25 years, allowing for competition in electricity for more than 20 states. Weinstein states, “states that have competitive retail electricity markets have seen smaller price increases compared to monopoly states.” In addition to price benefits, greenhouse gas emissions have also declined in competitive states. The overall benefits of competition in the electricity industry suggest that match is good for consumers and the environment. Read more here.