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Table of Contents Fall 1999

FEATURE ARTICLE

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It's a lot more than your electric bill:
The story on utility deregulation

Map of states with Electric Utility Restructuring Legislation.

What is Electric Utility Restructuring?
What's at Stake?

by Charles Bensinger.

Stranded Costs:  Who Should Pay?

ELECTRIC DEREGULATION FACT SHEET

How RPS Works
(the Renewables Portfolio Standard)

What's the Future of Renewables under Deregulation?

Will Renewable Power Prosper
in a Deregulated Industry?

by Eugene P. Coyle.

Renewables Acronyms

Green Buyers Beware*
by Nancy Rader.

Renewable Sources of Energy in the West

Deregulation May Lead to a Nuclear Revival and More Dams

Nuclear Power Turns "Green" in a Deregulated Market
by Paul Fenn.

Deregulation, Dams, and the Nation's Rivers
by Charlie Higley.

Community Choice: "The Only Bright Spot in the Dereg Game"

The National Picture:  Current Legislative Efforts
by Paul Fenn.

Community Choice for Local Control — What, Why, How
Cape and Islands Self-Reliance fact sheet

Features of the Community Choice Bill, HR2734 (Brown Bill)
Public Citizen

What's Wrong with the Clinton Administration's Deregulation Bill?
Public Citizen

What Consumers Want is Most Likely Not What They'll Get
by Harvey Wasserman.

Utility Deregulation Brings Mega-Mergers:
One-stop, one-company shopping for homeowners?

by Scott Ridley.

New Mexico Deregulation Legislation

What People Fought For and Didn't Get
by Jennifer Taylor.

Consumers Lose in N.M.'s Deregulation Legislation
by Robert Haspel

RESOURCE LIST

SOURCES OF INFORMATION

Books reviewed in this issue:

CORPORATIONS
Field of Schemes:  How the Great Stadium Swindle Turns Public Money into Private Profit

ECONOMY
The Mindful Money Guide:  Creating Harmony Between Your Values and Your Finances
Shifting Fortunes:  The Perils of the Growing American Wealth Gap

ENVIRONMENT
Reinventing Cities for People and the Planet
Vital Signs 1999:  The Environmental Trends That Are Shaping Our Future

HOW TO DO IT
Saving Money in Nonprofit Organizations

LAND USE
Fire on the Plateau:  Conflict and Endurance in the American Southwest
Gardening the Southwest

MEDIA
Censored 1999:  The News That Didn't Make the News
ForeWord: Monthly News & Reviews
Black Issues Book Review

NATURAL RESOURCES
Pillar of Sand:  Can the Irrigation Miracle Last?
Blue Gold:  The Global Water Crisis and the Commodification of the World's Water Supply

NATURE
Nature:  Western Attitudes Since Ancient Times

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
The Angry Genie:  One Man's Walk Through the Nuclear Age

SUSTAINABLE LIVING
Easy Does It:  A Guide to Resources and Programs for Sustainable Living
Wind Energy Basics
The Composting Toilet System Book

YOUTH/ACTIVISM
The Kid's Guide to Social Action
Youth Planning Charrettes
Stepping Forward:  Children and Young People's Participation in the Development Process

DEPARTMENTS

CENTER NOTES
A 'Seriously Defective' Decision Judge's decision on proposed uranium mines appealed;
SRIC conducts uranium tailings reclamation analysis for Cebolleta Land Grant Board.

NETWORK NOTES
Project initiates dialogue among U.S. Westerners;
Las Vegas to host energy conference, exposition;
Radio programs air alternative viewpoints;
American Oceans Campaign launches new publication;
Pennsylvania Environmental Network (PEN) announces boycott.

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