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Electricity: A powerful bargain

by Contributing Columnist Published: August 22,2010

Tags: electricity, Ken Breeden, MBJ column, Tennessee Valley Authority

Back in 1933, when the Tennessee Valley Authority began, the average price of a new home was $5,700. A loaf of bread cost 7 cents, a gallon of gasoline was 10 cents and a major daily newspaper in Tennessee was only 3 cents. A kilowatt-hour of electricity was even less — about 1.6 cents. Today, […] [...]

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