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Blog Post
4/8/2004
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Today a federal grand jury indicted Reliant Energy for manipulating the California energy market as far back as June 2000. Reliant at one point charged the state $1900 per megawatt-hour of electricity, or about 6300% above historic energy prices. Of course, Californians have known since the first set of rolling blackouts that the private energy...
Blog Post
2/17/2004
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
When Arnold said that he would not accept campaign contributions from businesses that have contracts with the state, it was to ensure that contracts met the needs of the public interest not the special interest. And when he promised to "explore options for renegotiating or otherwise reducing the cost of the $43 billion of overpriced...
Blog Post
1/7/2004
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
When Arnold announced that he plans to reform California's energy system during the State of the State last night he steered clear of the word "deregulation." The Gov knows that Californians have no taste for the failed energy deregulation scheme that Sacramento foisted upon the state in the 1990's. California consumers and businesses...
News Release
1/17/2002
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
New Study Assesses Causes, Costs of California Energy Crisis Click here to download the report in PDF format. Santa Monica, CA. --The Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights (FTCR) issued the first comprehensive review of the California energy crisis today, exactly one year after the first rolling blackouts hit California. Using government...
Blog Post
8/30/2001
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
BAILOUT WATCH: Keeping an eye on the energy industry and the politicians Bailout Watch Carols - Aug 30, 2001 Christmas in August for Edison Read about the Bailout Watchdog's Capitol caroling excursion in BW #72 Stop the Bailout (to the tune of Deck the Halls) Stop the Bailout Bills of Folly Fa la la, la la la, la la la 'Tis the season for Energy...
Blog Post
2/5/2001
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
BAILOUT WATCH: Keeping an eye on the energy industry and the politicians The whole world is watching Last time, no one was watching. This time, the whole world is watching. Last time, state legislators bought the ideology that a free market in electricity would lower rates. (Or maybe, the ideologues simply bought the lawmakers). This time, the...