Will Energy Derail the California Economy?

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Although there may be disagreement over whether California is suffering from an energy crisis, there is little doubt that there is an imbalance in national supply and demand. Whatever one calls it, the long-term impact of California's energy shortage will depend on whether state leaders decide to take charge or let the market float free. We hear the latest economic analysis from UCLA's business forecast and get some authoritative answers from one of the titans of the state's energy industry, president and CEO of Sempra Energy.
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Cambridge Energy Research Associates

San Diego Gas & Electric

Sempra Energy

Southern California Gas Company

UCLA Anderson Business Forecast

Grassroots Coalition

Playa Vista



Warren Olney


Frances Anderton