Categories: Uncategorized | June 7th, 2014 | by admin | no comments
In the late 1990′s, Texas and several other states started the process of deregulating their electrical utilities. Deregulation became effective in the state on January 1, 2002 and now serves as a successful model for other states to follow. More than seventy-five percent of the electrical utility system is now deregulated. Most of the state’s population is able to choose their electrical service provider and subsequent service plan designed to meet their individual preferences. Several valid reasons explain why Texas was able to succeed in deregulating the utility market where others have encountered numerous problems with the transition. When the state of Texas realized that the industry had no incentive to improve the quality of service because they held a monopoly that guaranteed a profit, they began the push for deregulation. I would look at this site for more details: http://www.electricitycompaniestexas.com/txu-energy/Texas/.
The urgency to address climate change by state regulators and industry experts brought about a growing realization that regulated electrical utilities lacked the ability and foresight to meet the demands of the twenty-first century. Many desperately needed improvements in producing and transmitting electricity became bogged down by the bureaucratic process. There were disagreements between utility providers and state regulators over how to build new generation facilities for developing green, alternative energy sources. Deregulation provided an avenue for new investment in electrical generation and provided an incentive for meeting the growing demand.
Deregulation was needed to maximize the operation of the Texas grid and improve its reliability. They realized that market competition was needed to dismantle the energy monopolies. Texas recognized the urgency to manage supply and demand in the electrical market by integrating wholesale and retail competition. Deregulation allows consumers to choose where they buy power and lets them select the most efficient retailer with the best plans, thus saving money on utilities. This forces power generating companies to become more efficient because of the competition
Because knowledgeable consumers want to have control over their electric bills, they wanted to be able to make their own power choices. They welcomed deregulation that gave them a voice in selecting who sends the electric bill and being able to shop around for the lowest electric prices for homes and businesses in Texas.
Deregulation has not altered the safety and reliability of electricity delivery in the state, but it has given millions of Texans the opportunity to choose their own electric company that meets their individual needs. That power of choice is the primary reason for the dismantling of electric monopolies and the advent of competition in the energy industry in Texas.
Categories: Uncategorized | July 1st, 2013 | by admin | no comments
Losing weight has a lot to do with the way that you eat each day. While it is true that you can lose weight with exercise, you really cannot eat a bad diet and expect to out-exercise the calories that you are consuming. Because of this, it is essential that you clean up your diet and make changes to the way that you think about food in order to live a healthier life. One of the Continue Reading »
Categories: Uncategorized | May 13th, 2013 | by admin | no comments
Eating healthy is the best way to increase your energy levels. If you are tired all the time, consider starting a new exercise and nutrition program. The foods you eat have a big effect on the way you feel. Start a new exercise program slowly and gradually work up. When you start a new exercise program, you will often feel tired and sore. Take it easy for the first few weeks to reduce your muscle soreness. Continue Reading »
Categories: Uncategorized | March 25th, 2013 | by admin | no comments
Hectic schedules and the rising food prices have encouraged many to opt for convenience and economy when making dietary choices. Healthier eating isn’t difficult but it does require awareness and a little extra work.
Avoiding prepackaged, processed foods is a challenging but effective way to begin. If growing your own produce isn’t feasible, select organic varieties that are non GMO. The health benefits should outweigh the extra expense.
Be aware that conventionally raised Continue Reading »
Categories: Uncategorized | June 29th, 2012 | by admin | no comments
Good nutrition doesn’t have to be an expensive undertaking. With a little know-how, it’s easy to get your family proper nutrition on a budget. First, always make a list and stick to the list. By planning your meals and buying only the items you need, you will automatically spend less. Second, consider making your own items like salad dressings and sauces. These can be homemade inexpensively and will be free of preservatives and chemicals needed to extend shelf Continue Reading »
Categories: Uncategorized | January 14th, 2012 | by admin | no comments
Whether you get your nutritional information from Doctor Oz or your http://www.satellitestarinternet.com/ internet connection you’re ignoring advice you can find anywhere. If you’re looking for a better you in 2012 you’ve got to get your diet righthere are a few of the best foods you’re not eating enough of:
Blueberries: Or any berry, for that matter. They’re chock full of antioxidants and the blue variety have tons of fiber, too. They’ve also got a high water content, too, to keep you hydrated.
Steel Cut Oats: Sure you eat oatmeal but the instant variety isn’t much better than downing cereal. Cook your oatmeal ahead of time in bigger batches so you can use the steel cut kind without hassle.
Fish: Sure you know salmon’s good for you but what about other fatty fish? Get out of the rut and try snapper, grouper and even tuna at least once a week to keep your cholesterol low.
Cheese: Yes, cheese. And not the fat free kind, either. Dairy is lacking in many diets and cheese is a great way to get it – just don’t go fat free or you’re getting more processed than good for you stuff.
Categories: Uncategorized | September 24th, 2011 | by admin | no comments
Proper nutrition is a balanced diet which will vary with the age, weight, health and goal to be achieved in individual children. However, every child’s diet must be rich in proteins, vitamins and carbohydrates that the body requires in order to grow and develop.
Fast foods are not recommended because they usurp the natural functions of the body system. Too much salt, sugar and fat serve to clog the blood vessels and over tax the body as it tries to get Continue Reading »
Categories: Uncategorized | September 22nd, 2011 | by admin | no comments
Choosing to live a healthy life involves paying careful attention one’s diet over both the short and long term. Healthy foods are less available than our myriad fast food options, dotting every corner and public workplace, and may often cost considerably more than eating poor quality fast foods. Nevertheless, the expense is simply a good long term investment, when we consider the high price of health care and the more personal costs of suffering from poor health. The best nutrition for a healthy life is to consume mostly fresh foods, Continue Reading »
Categories: Uncategorized | September 19th, 2011 | by admin | no comments
Dieting is very important and can cause you to be in a life or death situation in an instance. In order to avoid serious health complications, it’s important that you have a healthy, balanced diet and a routine or schedule to keep you on track. Sticking to a diet is rather difficult because most of the foods that taste so exquisite to us are the ones that we should eat sparingly.
When people hear the word diet, they tend to shut down and block the rest of the conversation out but Continue Reading »
Categories: Uncategorized | September 18th, 2011 | by admin | no comments
Maybe you have gained ten or twenty pounds over the course of the last year or you just had a baby and are ready to drop that excess baby weight. No matter your reason losing weight can be a healthy and positive experience. It is important to keep a variety of healthy diet tips in mind when you are starting out and through the course of the diet.
The single most important diet tip is to drink enough water. Water will not only hydrate the body which keeps it healthy but Continue Reading »