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Electricity Disclosure

| Written by John Farrell | No Comments | Updated on Jan 14, 2009 The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/electricity-disclosure/

In the era of electric restructuring customers were given the right to choose which company supplies them with their electricity. In order for consumers to make sound, smart choices about a power supplier they need to know how each electric provider’s power is generated and what impacts that power production has on the environment. Many states that have deregulated their electric power sector also mandated that power providers provide detailed information on the specifics of how their power is generated and transmitted. This is known as"electricity disclosure" or "environmental disclosure". Of the states that have enacted disclosure requirements, Illinois’ disclosure law is one of the best.

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John Farrell directs the Energy Self-Reliant States and Communities program at the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and he focuses on energy policy developments that best expand the benefits of local ownership and dispersed generation of renewable energy. More

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