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4/2/2001
Ratepayer Revolt
BAILOUT WATCH: Keeping an eye on the energy industry and the politicians Bailout Watch #28 - Apr 02, 2001 Click here to view today's Bailout Watch cartoon: "Hear No Evil...". Hear No Evil: Never certain which way the wind will blow, Governor Davis hopes polls will tell him that everything is okay. So he has reportedly conducted focus...
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3/29/2001
Ratepayer Revolt
BAILOUT WATCH: Keeping an eye on the energy industry and the politicians Bailout Watch #27 - Mar 29, 2001 SDG&E is no better than the out-of-state profiteers. In a motion filed by the Office of Ratepayer Advocates (ORA), the independent consumer protection arm of the California Public Utilities Commission, SDG&E is accused of overcharging...
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3/28/2001
Ratepayer Revolt
BAILOUT WATCH: Keeping an eye on the energy industry and the politicians Bailout Watch #26 - Mar 28, 2001 View today's BW Cartoon: Davis Drives State Into The Perfect Storm Giveaway Gray on the Electric Chair. As Gov. Davis will soon learn, "ignorance is no defense." The Gov promised us no rate increases. And while the PUC promises that...
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3/26/2001
Ratepayer Revolt
BAILOUT WATCH:  Keeping an eye on the energy industry and the politicians Bailout Watch #25 - Mar 26, 2001 Gov. Running Out of Alternatives to Emergency Action Against Wholesalers. The estimated $23 billion it will cost the state to buy electricity for 2001-2002, which the Gov.'s aides whispered to lawmakers late Friday night, would increase...
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3/23/2001
Ratepayer Revolt
BAILOUT WATCH: Keeping an eye on the energy industry and the politicians Bailout Watch #24 - Mar 23, 2001 Killing the goose that laid the golden egg. While California's rolling blackouts garner the nation's attention, a momentous battle is being waged at this moment for the hearts and minds of the public. It's over the future of electricity...
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3/22/2001
Ratepayer Revolt
BAILOUT WATCH:  Keeping an eye on the energy industry and the politicians Bailout Watch #23 - Mar 22, 2001 Wake up and smell the extortion. Late Tuesday night, after two full days of rolling blackouts, Gov. Davis and lawmakers promised to make sure the QF energy generators are paid. Yesterday, there were no blackouts. Gee, is there a pattern...
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3/20/2001
Ratepayer Revolt
BAILOUT WATCH: Keeping an eye on the energy industry and the politicians Bailout Watch #22 - Mar 20, 2001 The sleeping giant is awakened. Until yesterday, the great population center known to its residents as the Southland knew of the electricity "crisis" only as an abstraction, and even then they were angry. Not since World War II had...
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3/19/2001
Ratepayer Revolt
BAILOUT WATCH:  Keeping an eye on the energy industry and the politicians Bailout Watch #21 - Special Report: The Manufactured Energy Crisis - Mar 19, 2001 Do you think it was just a coincidence that (1) the 48 hours of rolling blackouts last January followed an announcement by the utilities that they would no longer pay their energy bills;...
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3/12/2001
Ratepayer Revolt
BAILOUT WATCH: Keeping an eye on the energy industry and the politicians Bailout Watch #20 - Mar 12, 2001 Busting the supply shortage myth. The facts simply do not support the virtually universal conclusion that massive demand increases and the resultant supply shortages are at the heart of California's deregulation debacle, according to data...
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3/7/2001
Ratepayer Revolt
BAILOUT WATCH:  Keeping an eye on the energy industry and the politicians Bailout Watch #19 - Mar 07, 2001 $7 billion for PG&E's transmission system. You've got to be kidding. It is difficult to imagine that anyone is seriously considering paying $7-$10 billion for PG&E's portion of the power grid. The entire state transmission system...