The $10 Billion Jolt: California's Energy Crisis: Cowardice, Greed, Stupidity and the Death of Deregulation

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The recent near-catastrophic collapse of California's electrical power system raised important questions about power deregulation. Although there are as many explanations for what occurred as there are proposed solutions, the full story of the decisions and events leading to the January 2001 blackouts has not been told. Walsh, editorial director of Silver Lake Publishing and the author of several books on consumer issues, attempts to provide one. Unfortunately, his cynical biases against industry and lobbyists make it difficult to accept his conclusions. For example, Walsh defines lobbyists as "the opportunistic band of lawyers, former politicians and staffers and industry moneymen that influence legislation in state or national capitols." This jaded perspective so pervades the account that there is little in the way of objective analysis. The book is most useful when it strictly chronicles factual events and lists basic information names, dates, etc. But without knowledge of the author's sources (a bibliography and footnotes are absent), these remain questionable as well. Recommended only for the largest public libraries with exceptional resources. Thomas J. Baldino, Wilkes Univ., Wilkes-Barre, PA Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781563437489
  • Publisher: Silver Lake Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/28/2002
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1996
Ch. 1 April: The Feds vs. the Californians 7
Ch. 2 May: The Theories that Shaped the California Plan 27
Ch. 3 June: Lobbyists Define the Shape of the Plan 43
Ch. 4 August: Steve Peace - A Dedicated Worker, An Unlikely Villain 63
Ch. 5 September: Politics and the Plan 79
Ch. 6 October: Stranded Costs Would Always be the Problem 95
Ch. 7 December: The Mechanics Under the CPX and the ISO 109
1997
Ch. 8 September: The Marketing Blitz that Never Quite Happened 125
Ch. 9 November: All the Tricky Bonds 139
1998
Ch. 10 January: The Short Delay that Spoke Volumes 153
Ch. 11 November: Consumers Didn't Care ... and Activists Didn't Think Clearly 165
1999
Ch. 12 September: Investors Feel the Effects 181
Ch. 13 December: The Munis 195
2000
Ch. 14 July: Nimby Politics Seal the Plan's Fate 207
Ch. 15 September: The Flashpoints of Electricity Pricing 219
Ch. 16 November: What the Generators Were Doing ... and How 237
Ch. 17 December: Enron 249
2001
Ch. 18 January: The Blackouts 263
Ch. 19 February: Did Energy Companies Conspire to Scam the People? 275
Ch. 20 April: Using Bankruptcy as a Bargaining Tool 293
Ch. 21 May: Gray Davis and the Bail-Out 311
Ch. 22 June: Cleaning up the Mess 333
Conclusion 355
Index 361
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