Talking 'Bout Power Generation
A coalition of unions, environmental groups, and consumer advocacy groups plans to unveil a plan tomorrow to tackle California’s energy crisis. The coalition members are concerned that labor and environmental protections might be rolled back. In their view, utilities and power generators are the big bad guys whose pursuit of wealth led to the current problems. Indeed, it seems that California utilities have played a major role in discouraging the growth of the renewable energy industry. Many believe that if the renewables industry had taken off, it would now be providing a stable source of energy for the state and the current crisis could have been averted.