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RE: Second day of rolling blackouts starts
Actually, my understanding was that it was a forced sell-off. PG&E had no choice. They weren't allowed to keep the generators. > From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] > Sent: Thursday, January 18, 2001 3:11 PM > > On Thu, 18 Jan 2001, Roeland Meyer wrote: > > > What's wrong with this picture? I see the generators, > holding a shotgun at > > PG&E's neck, and telling the state that they'll pull the > triggers if the > > state doesn't come up with the dough. They're not even > wearing a mask! Yet, > > no one is seeing anything wrong with this and they're > acting like it's > > PG&E's fault. > > > Also note that: > > Half of these generators used to be owned and operated by > PG&E; they were > spun off quickly after deregulation in an effort to boost > profits. Had I > been out of diapers at the time, I would have seen this day > coming back > then. > > Root cause, then: PG&E can't get us electricity because they decided > profit was more important than assured service.