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Bretton Woods 2016

Protecting Consumers in the Digital Currency Economy

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The burden of energy-related costs on the American consumer accounts for 8.3 percent of per-capita GDP. Therefore, Consumers’ Research strives to educate consumers, regulators, policy makers, and industry stakeholders about how to ensure the best quality, safety, cost, availability, and variety of consumer energy and energy-related services.

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