Fortnightly Magazine - February 15 2001
February 15, 2001
California high school students put their education to work.
Jan. 11, 2001
Dear Secretary of Energy Richardson:
1 For example, a 1992 A.D. Little study estimated that a from-scratch bulk hydrogen supply infrastructure sufficient for 25 million cars would require about $95 billion of investment, or $3,800 per car. This antiquated result is still being quoted, e.g. in the Epyx article in the December 1998 (Derby 1998).
2 e.g., Lomax et al. 1997.
Amory Lovins says gas prices won't stick, but even if they do, he's still stuck on his Hypercar.
This just inif you can believe Amory Lovins, who has the news posted on the network of Web sites sponsored by his Rocky Mountain Institute.
1 "Staff Report to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Western Markets and the Causes of the Summer 2000 Price Abnormalities," Nov. 1, 2000. Available on FERC website, www.ferc.gov. Hereinafter cited as Ferc Staff Report on California.
2 Source: Energy Security Analysis Inc. power databases using EIA form F900 and F759 data.
1 Staff Report to the Federal Energy Commission on Western Markets and the Causes of the Summer 2000 Price AbnormalitiesPart 1, Nov. 1, 2000 (Staff Report), p. 6-1.
2 Order Directing Remedies For California Wholesale Electric Markets, . Note that while FERC recognizes that siting matters and retail demand response programs reside within exclusive state jurisdiction, FERC urges state officials to take certain actions in these areas.
For the utility, wresting its assets from PUC control is the real point.
Gas & Electric Co.'s 17-month-old proposal to divest its hydro assets via auction likely is dead, a casualty of California's ongoing energy market turmoil. Despite this reality, the utility's auction proposal remained active at the California Public Utilities Commission (PUC) as of press time in mid-January, even as the governor and state legislature held emergency meetings amid rolling blackouts.