Ken Silverstein has a column about restructured retail electric power markets up at EnergyBiz Insider. He’s collected a variety of viewpoints and generally provides an update on the current state of things. He saves the fun part until nearly the end, where he quote Andrea Morrison, regulatory affairs director of Strategic Energy:
With regard to the purchase of all goods and services we believe that customer choice is a fundamental right and that any abridgement of this right, even in emergency situations, is never to be taken lightly and should be remedied as soon as possible after the crisis has passed.
I believe she has out-libertarianed the Cato Institute on this issue. (But maybe that’s too easy to do; I think a couple of state PUC’s are more libertarian than Cato on electric restructuring.)