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ELP Volume 77 Issue 8

Double taxation, pure and simple

The inequity of interest allocation rules in the U.S. tax code is a very serious problem that unfairly constrains the international growth aspirations of American companies.

Free market pushes industry pendulum back to value-add

Renewing its focus on value-added or bundled services, the utility industry serves as a prime example that "history," as Mark Twain once quipped, "doesn`t repeat itself, but sometimes it rhymes."

Coal markets expand as participants eye new tools

Since the first over-the-counter (OTC) coal trades a little more than a year and a half ago, coal trading markets have seen an influx of new participants and increased activity. Traditional market makers, such as power marketers already experienced in electricity and natural gas trading, have been joined by a number of utilities, industrial end users, and producers.