Multinational Monitor. Jun2001, Vol. 22 Issue 6, p9. 12p. 1 Black and White Photograph.
Electric power failures, Electric utilities, Deregulation, Prices, and Electricity
Contends that the electric power failures in California were not due to an energy shortage but have been staged for massive electricity price increases by the state's electric power utilities and oil and gas companies. Deregulation of the electric utilities in the state; How the United States Federal Electrical Regulatory Commission colluded with Southern California Edison to stop a clean power generation initiative; Views of consumer and environmental groups on the energy shortage.
U.S. News & World Report. 08/21/2000, Vol. 129 Issue 7, p50. 1/2p. 1 Color Photograph.
Electric industries, Deregulation, Internet industry, Prices, Economics, and Electricity
Reports on the controversy surrounding electricity in California. Increase in costs of electricity; Deregulation of electricity in California; Reasons for the price increase; Demands of the Internet industry on electricity; Refusal of residents, school districts and local government to pay electricity bills; Efforts of the Utility Consumers' Action Network to reduce the cost of electricity.
Electric utilities, Hospitals, Deregulation, Prices, Medical care societies, and Electricity
Focuses on the impact of electric power deregulation on the hospitals in California. Increase in the electric rates in California; Rate increase approved by the California Public Utilities Commission for hospitals; Plan of the California Healthcare Association to seek the exemption of hospitals from blackouts. INSET: Two California hospitals gird for power blackouts.
Electric utilities, Deregulation, Prices, and Electricity
Focuses on the proposed changes in the California's deregulated electricity market by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to push down high electricity prices. Elements in the pricing plan of the FERC; Explanations from James Hoecker, FERC chairman, of the proposed changes; Actions being undertaken by the agency in eliminating a requirement for investor-owned utilities.
Associations, institutions, etc., Energy industries, Deregulation, Prices, and Electricity
Focuses on the variable pricing plan adopted by the governing board of the California Independent System Operator for the state's deregulated energy market. Factors which contributed to the failure of the energy deregulation; Increase in the average price of wholesale electricity; Views of economists on the energy market.