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Interesting article on the politics and economics of the California power crisis at

"Power Tripped: Faulty re-regulation turns out the lights in the Golden State."

-- Andre Weltman (, June 15, 2001


All those words and not a mention of the record
utility outages that was the cause of this crisis

-- spider (, June 15, 2001.

Good point, spider. No mention of pipeline problems, either.

Clearly there was a confluence of bad politics, bad planning, *and* bad supply. Sort of "Y2K as the straw that broke the camel's back"?

-- Andre Weltman (, June 15, 2001.

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