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[cdn-nucl-l] CA energy supplies increase 6%, demand surged 25%
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From: Gene Cramer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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Sent: Wednesday, December 27, 2000 10:57 AM
Subject: ENERGY LOOKING GLASS 2000dec27 Gov. Davis consults FRC Chairman
> GOVERNOR CONSULTS FED CHIEF ON POWER
> Davis asks Greenspan about market effects if Edison , PG&E were to file
> bankruptcy related to energy-cost crisis.
> Orange County REGISTER 2000dec 27
> Experts described the December 26th meeting between Gov. Davis and FRC
> Chairman Greenspan as unusual. Aftet the two hour meeting, Greenspan
> appeared on PBS' Nightly Business Report to acknowledge the California
> electricity problem as "intractable" "There are no magic bullets" the
> solution is to build power plants to increase the state's electricity and
> to conserve more. "If deregulation fails in California , deregulation is
> over in America".
> Tuesday Edison filed documents with federal regulators warning the company
> faces bankruptcy without a rate increase. Edison costs for wholesale
> electricity is $3.2 Billion, with another $1.7 Billion expected for
> December. November costs were $561 million and October's were $283million.
> In a sidebar, an August 2, 1998 report is mentioned that predicted energy
> shortages were only going to worsen, and recommended that the state retake
> control of the electricity grids and consider re-regulating the
> industry. Gov. Davis' response -- a push of new conservation efforts and
> complaints about price gouging -- didn't address the basic problem that
> over the last 4 years, that state energy supplies have only increase 6
> percent while demand has surged 25 percent.