"The 2001 California energy crisis precipitated by
shenanigans resulted in several deaths. Why were no manslaugter charges
brought?" - Tom Lutz
"In 2000 - 2001, energy deregulation in California
opened the door for Enron and similar
companies to artificially limit the supply of electricity to the state, driving
up prices and creating rolling blackouts.
Financial deregulation helped
create the housing bubble by allowing companies to sell mortgages to people who
couldn't afford the payments.
The surging commodities markets and the
swooning stock markets are in part caused by rule changes, made in the name of
deregulation, that make it easier to speculate on price swings.
Recently the three main credit-rating agencies - Standard & Poor's,
Service and Fitch Ratings - failed to rein in conflicts of interest in
their ratings practices. Among the problems: Companies issuing marketable
securities were paying the ratings agencies for their rating." - Eric Lotke
"Anyone thinking that Big Energy (including Big
Solar and Big Wind) will solve America's energy problems must suffer from
long as we are implementing
a new paradigm
and point-of-use renewable generation is
feasible on hundreds of millions of properties already, why
re-enslave ourselves to
wasteful, wilderness killing centralized power plants and
massive power lines owned by monopolists, rather than working harder for
independence from all Big Energy monopolies, whatever their fuel?
debate is not Big Fossils versus Big Renewables, it is Big Energy versus
ratepayers and the planet.
We all know which lobby is stronger." - Shelia Bowers 08/08
"Those of us in
the renewable energy
trenches are finding the battle to install solar becoming more difficult as
building officials implement new restrictions that are not only seriously
increasing the costs but in many cases making it unfeasible to install panels
on a great percentage of rooftops.
Instead of becoming less costly,
streamlined or more manageable, the permit process in most Southern California
cities has become a Sisyphean
Almost daily, municipalities are adding fees and requirements
that make getting a permit the most difficult part of going solar.
these trends continue, it will
soon be impossible to get
a permit for a solar system
unless you are working for a municipality or a utility." - Patrick A.
Kenneth "Kenny Boy" Lay replaces Richard Kinder as head of
2001 Lawyers for big energy wrote the energy
Lobbyists presented it to the California legislature on the last day it
could get on the initiative ballot and without examination allowed its
Big energy then spent a huge sum of money on media advertising.
Actors hired by big energy explained how this was going to be the best
deal for all Californians.
Californians were told they would be saving
money for the next fifty years.
To make an energy market feasible the
energy industry had to purchase software from a
Ross Perot corporation
that would allow it to trade on the newly opened,
private energy market.
Then a sister
Ross Perot marketing
corporation went to work selling a manual that taught energy traders how to
drive up energy prices through trading schemes with other profiteering
Enron, a trader in its own
"self-regulated" private energy
made bad energy
To cover the losses
Enron forged over 400
off-balance-sheet "special purpose"
Enron's plunge occurred after it was revealed that much of
its profits and revenue were the result of deals with
"special purpose" entities (limited partnerships which it controlled).
The result was that many of Enron's debts and losses were not reported
in its financial statements.
To offset loses Enron traders and other
profiteering trader's manipulated California's energy market throughout the
2000-2001 energy crisis through schemes with nicknames including
Fat Boy, Get Shorty, Death
These tactics were used to rig wholesale power markets while
delivering profits to the energy traders even as Californians suffered through
rolling blackouts and soaring energy bills.
These trading practices are
documented on the Colorado River Commission phone conversation tape
recordings and mirror those
found in earlier investigations.
The Federal Energy Regulatory
Commission opposed the release of the tapes and has opposed the refund of
$9 billion stolen from "Grandma Millie", a
fictitious California grandmother,
that Enron traders joked of stealing from.
A trader identified as
Mallory on the transcript stated "If the line is not congested I just look to
congest it. If you can congest it, that's a money maker no matter what 'cause
you're not losing
money to move it down the
Traders also stated on these tapes that their scam was
Bush would not allow the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to
impose price caps as one of George Walker Bush's good buddies, Enron CEO
Kenneth Lee Lay.
"According to opensecrets.org, Kenneth Lee Lay and his
Enron pals gave more than $6.5 million to political campaigns over a 15 year
period."- Dennis Doyle
"This helps make California's case because it clearly
shows the intention to abuse the market by several new energy players, and it
clearly shows that this ricochet game was being played by parties in
coöperation with each other(conspiracy)." - Erik
Saltmarsh, chief counsel and acting director of California Electricity
"This is more than a smoking gun. It is an
audiotape of the gun being fired, the bullet hitting the victim and the
murderer standing over the victim and laughing."- Russ Campbell, a Nevada
Tape recordings came to light when Enron sued
Snohomish County Public Utility District for $122 million claiming it
had been underpaid.
Snohomish County spent $100,000 having the
Colorado River Commission phone conversation tapes
Houston energy traders were found quilty of
wire fraud for
fraudulently quoting energy prices.
manager John Forney is sentenced to 2 years probation and fined $4000 for
driving up the price of power in 2000 and 2001 by faking transmission
Petroleum agrees to pay a fine of $303.5 million for conspiring to fix
propane prices in 2003 and 2004.
Brooks, Wesley Walton and James Patrick were convicted in 2008 of reporting
false trade data on natural gas prices from 2000 to 2002.
Mellon Electricty Industry Center in Pittsburg concludes that electricity
consumers are paying more for
electricity than they would have if the electrical industry had remained
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