Editorial: Deregulation needs boost

The US still should deregulate electricity markets. It doesn't matter to the argument for deregulation that one of the first states to restructure its electricity business came to grief. And it doesn't matter that one of deregulation's strongest corporate supporters last week sought protection from creditors under bankruptcy.Deregulation of electricity would still be better than the regulated past for a large majority of US energy consumers. And it would certainly be better than the half-way hash in which state-by-state movement to enhance retail competition has stalled.Enron's plungeOpponents of deregulation cite Enron Corp.'s plunge into bankruptcy as new evidence su...

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