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Restructuring in the Rearview Mirror:

Revisiting California's Doomed Experiment in Electricity Deregulation, Ten Years Later.

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Although the formal State of Emergency lasted well into 2003 (when Gov. Gray Davis was facing a recall election that eventually put Arnold Schwarzenegger into power), by early 2002, the Western Electricity Markets Crisis had pretty much played itself out.

"All over but for the shouting," is a phrase that comes to mind.

While California Energy Markets continued to follow all the political recriminations, regulatory proceedings and resulting litigation, I tried to look forward to a time when saner minds might prevail.

This two-part column from January 2002 is based on a special project conducted for the Energy Foundation, in which I interviewed noted economists and thought-leaders about what should be done to restore a stable energy marketplace.

Not surprisingly, six different economists offered six differing solutions -- some of which made sense.

Where Do We Go from Here? January 11, 2002

First Steps to a Stable Energy Market, January 25, 2002

Go Back to Opening Page

Look Here for Courtroom 22 on Pacific Gas & Electric's Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Case Filed April 6, 2001


Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 (Originally published July/August 2001)

The New Marketers, November 1997
ESPs Wash Out, July 2000
The Summer of Discontent, September 2000

Disclaimer: These reports originated in the California Energy Markets newsletter, copyright held by Energy NewsData Corporation. They are reprinted with permission, or summarized in a fair-use kind of way.

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