One thought that bounces around inside my brain on occasion has to do with power in New Orleans. The idea is generally more prevalent in the summer, while I'm paying exorbitant power bills to air condition wheverever I live, but the recent power outages in the Northeast reminded me of it.
Could New Orleans' residents ever start their own Electric Membership Corporation, along the lines of EMC's in upstate Louisiana and Georgia, or are we better off getting our power from Entergy indefinitely? Would a Crescent City EMC be a feasable option to inject competition into our power bill woes, or would it just tack on another middle man as we purchase electricity and infrastructure from someone else?
It is something to think about, after all.