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The 10 Billion Jolt California"s Energy Crisis Cowardice, Greed, Stupidity and the by James Walsh

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Published by Silver Lake Publishing .
Written in English


  • Public Policy - General,
  • Economics - General,
  • Business & Economics,
  • Business / Economics / Finance,
  • Business/Economics,
  • Government - U.S. Government,
  • Industries - Energy Industries

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The Physical Object
Number of Pages320
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8643977M
ISBN 101563437481
ISBN 109781563437489

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The $10 Billion Jolt explains how greedy energy companies used California's badly-drafted laws to their advantage. And the book goes back into the history of regulatory "reform" in California to show how such trouble came about in the first place. out of 5 stars Great book that misses the cause of energy crisis Reviewed in the United States on J This is one of the best books on the California energy crisis of , but misses the point about what caused by: The $10 Billion Jolt: California's Energy Crisis: Cowardice, Greed, Stupidity and the Death of Deregulation: James Walsh: ISBN: Trade Paperback (6" x 9") pages: $ retail $ (22 ct. cartons available). The financial crisis of the utilities then became a State financial crisis. Through Aug , the state had paid $10 billion for electricity, which was sold back to the utilities at the regulated price for about $3 billion. Thus, the state lost about $7 billion from the state budget.

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