What could the cult-camp classic “Attack of the Killer Tomatoes” have to do with the electricity grid? A lot, as it turns out, and Steve Hayward ponders this gonzo crossover topic with three experts on energy policy, Lynne Kiesling of Purdue University, author Robert Bryce, and author/activist Tisha Schuller. Not only does this episode feature killer garden produce, but it also has Steve Martin references. Who says energy policy wonkery can’t be fun!

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  1. Texmoor Coolidge
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    Great episode! Unfortunately, not everyone in Texas gets to take advantage of deregulation. There are still municipal monopolies in cities like Austin where part of your electricity bill pays for social welfare programs and you have to talk to your councilman to fight billing errors.

    The knock on dereg in Texas was that prices didn’t go down right away, but I think competition has become successful now. It was nice when I lived in Houston to see all the choices I had compared to Austin. You could even change providers every month if you wanted to.

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  2. Mike-K Member
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    Texmoor (View Comment):
    There are still municipal monopolies in cities like Austin where part of your electricity bill pays for social welfare programs

    Isn’t Austin the California of Texas ?

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