Day Two of Blackouts in Southern California

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A second day of rolling blackouts has given Southern California a preview of a long hot summer. Meanwhile, utilities and state officials seek a payment strategy to help relieve financial pressures on qualifying facilities that have suffered because of natural gas price increases. As consumers brace for a rate increase or tax boost to help the state to recoup costs, substantial conservation efforts become crucial. We look into the near and distant future of energy with a representative from Edison International, State Assemblyman Fred Keeley, and the head of the University of California Energy Institute. (Kyle McKinnon guest hosts.)
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  • CA State Assembly Energy Cost and Availability Committee

    California Public Utilities Commission

    Costa Mesa Police Department

    Edison International

    LA County Public Defender

    State of California

    UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business

    University of California Energy Institute



    Warren Olney


    Frances Anderton