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Wholesale Market  vs. Retail Rates map of the regions
The crux of the energy crisis stems from the disparity between wholesale prices (which have skyrocketed where there has been deregulation) and retail rates (which remain capped in many places). Here's a map showing four representative wholesale markets and an explanation of how changes in each of those markets affects consumers' bills.
VIDEO: A Small Business Suffers
In this video report, FRONTLINE talks to the owner of a laundromat in Berkeley, Calif., whose rapidly increasing utility bills are threatening to put him out of business.
Deregulation in Your State
The Department of Energy offers an interactive map detailing the status of electric industry restructuring in each state.


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