Oct. 2 — Illinois and other states have benefited from restructured markets over the past two decades. However, as the cost of reserves creep higher and higher, and the markets themselves fail to value the environmental attributes that people want and that the courts have said are lawful exercises of state authority, states will justifiably seek alternatives.
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.