In these days of plummeting oil prices, petroleum companies look to protect their bottom lines most any way they can — by scaling back production, laying off workers or using technology to drill more efficiently and cheaply, for instance.
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Is a policy analyst for TCAP, a coalition of cities and other political subdivisions that purchase electricity in the deregulated market for their own governmental use. Because high energy costs can impact municipal budgets and the ability to fund essential services, TCAP, as part of its mission, actively promotes affordable energy policies. High energy prices also place a burden on local businesses and home consumers.