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Deregulate

To reduce the amount of regulation over a market or economy. It may include reduced or eliminated requirements for reporting or filing statements with regulators. Deregulating may allow an organization to conduct more activities than it could before; for example, it may allow a bank to make more high risk investments. Deregulation is intended to increase efficiency in the market by letting the Invisible Hand guide the economy apart from government intervention. Opponents, however, argue that deregulation increases the likelihood of fraud and unfair practices such as insider trading. Many analysts agree that deregulation helps firms on solid financial footing and hurts those that are not.

deregulate

To reduce or eliminate control. One of the major forces in the financial markets in the 1970s and 1980s was the federal government's decision to deregulate interest rates. The commissions charged to investors on security trades were deregulated in 1975.
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In addition, those coal generators in regulated states installed costly scrubbers to comply with sulfur emissions regulations, while deregulated generators simply switched to burning low-sulfur coal from Wyoming's Powder River Basin.
National Energy Management operates in all states with deregulated energy choice markets to help consumers and businesses take advantage of their options to lower energy bills.
At least California's so-called deregulated market gave one group something it wanted.
The only time a 'too-big-to-fail' doctrine can be safely discarded and the uncompromising market discipline of a pure deregulated market can be accepted is when all large institutions are too strong to fail.
Commissioned by the Texas Coalition for Affordable Power, a coalition of cities, Deregulated Electricity in Texas includes in-depth information about the grid operator, the wind industry, and energy pricing.
When the time came for Maryland to determine the best way taxpayers could benefit from the increasingly deregulated energy marketplace, the state turned to ConEdison Solutions.
One change provides that, when the LPSC authorizes off-system sales from the deregulated portion of the plant, revenues above a prescribed level will be divided evenly between ratepayers and shareholders.
In 2005 ENDESA cemented its position in the Portuguese deregulated market with total sales of 2,223 GWh, an increase of 23.
Because only two of the Waterside buildings were officially occupied prior to January of 1974 and the final Certificate of Occupancy for the complex hadn't been issued until April of 1976, the Waterside Housing Company maintains that the buildings should be deregulated after the dissolution takes place.
If we are going to compete in a deregulated market, we have to be deregulated.
RECs, also known as "green tags," have evolved in the deregulated era as an easy, cost-effective way for businesses to derive all or a portion of their electricity usage from renewable energy sources.
The company began in 1995, opening its national headquarters in Los Angeles in anticipation of California becoming the first deregulated energy market in the United States.