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Serial No. 107-28: Assessing the California Energy Crisis: How Did We Get to This Point and Where Do We Go from Here?: Joint Hearings before the Subcommittee on Energy Policy, Natural Resources and Regulatory Affairs and the Committee on Government Reform, House of Representatives, One Hundred Seventh Congress, First Session, April 10, 11 and 12, 2001   [open pdf - 15MB]

HR Hrg. 107-28, April 10, 11, and 12. The purpose of this three day hearing is to discuss the problem of the California energy crisis and to produce resolutions for dealing with the crisis. The discussion touches upon the following issues: availability, reliability and price of power; effects of higher energy prices on low income families, seniors on fixed incomes, government programs, taxes, business, agriculture, and other aspects of the economy; and the threat of blackouts, especially for seniors, industry and agriculture; alternative energy sources; price caps; PG&E bankruptcy; Cal Edison; natural gas resources; and the problem of profiteering, price gouging, and market manipulation by power generators. "The purpose of this hearing is to seek input as to what role the Federal, State, and local governments have in creating a solution for this energy crisis. Some of the questions I hope to answer are: What measures have been taken by the State of California to solve this crisis? In the wake of PG&E's bankruptcy filing, does the Governor have a new plan? Has the Bush administration been responsive to requests from the State of California? What Federal regulatory measures can be taken to help ease the current crisis? And, finally, what is the prospect for a solution in the near term and in the long term?" Statements, witnesses and submissions: Dan Burton, Susan Davis, Bob Filner, Dede Hapner, Sam Hardage, Curt Hebert, Michael Honda, Stephen Horn, Duncan Hunter, Barbara Lee, Zoe Lofgren, Kevin Madden, Stephen Pickett, Dean Vanech, Paul Desrochers, Bill Horn, Douglas Barnhart, Richard Thomas, Mark Seetin, P. Gregory Conlon, Fred John, Steve Malcolm, John Stout, Loretta Lynch, Terry Winter, Larry Makovich, William McDonald, Brian Jobson, Becky Dell Sheehan, Thomas Stokely, Ed Yates, Peter Verboom, Lewis Uhler, Ose, Filner, Davis

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2001-04
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