Electricity: It's a Scream

Deck: 

Hollywood animators take a jab at the energy crisis.

Fortnightly Magazine - January 15 2002
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California always seems to get a bad rap. Some refer to the state as the "Left Coast" and "La La Land." California's politicians, regulators and utilities did little to dispel this stereotype with the drafting of the state's mid-1990s electric industry restructuring legislation, an initiative that many in the industry have maintained since day one was an ill-conceived, convoluted mess.

During the hot summer of 2000, California's energy policy moved from the fringes of political debate to center stage, creating a large cast of heroes and villains. And now, a top Hollywood movie studio is using the underlying principles of the state's energy crisis as fodder for a full-length animated movie.

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