Presented to the Electricity Customer Alliance

A pro-market approach to climate change rewards electricity consumers by lowering costs, stimulating innovation, and letting consumers exercise their preferences for cleaner energy products. Congress, states and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission should pursue:

1. Letting consumers choose their electricity supplier;
2. Overhauling transmission policy to explore market-based concepts and to improve planning, cost allocation, siting and utilization of advanced technologies;
3. Motivating competitive procurement through the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act;
4. Achieving state buy-in on the expansion of regional transmission organizations to foster market development;
5. Improving the health of financial markets for electricity; and
6. Enhancing cooperative federalism, especially in a manner that moves the nexus of federal electricity policy and state climate policy in a pro-market direction.