If the imminent was foreseen everydayIf I discerned what tomorrow will offerHad it in mind of moments to witnessMistakes I won’t have made so badlyIf I knew of all the calamities beforehandIf I knew of the losses I’d dearly sufferHad it been known of the foulest timesErrors I would elude with those chancesIf I knew of dangers looming yesterdayIf I knew you will loathe me so terriblyHad I knew that I’d really fail at timesMy future will be great without blemishIf I knew how imperfect I really wereIf I knew I can be a pain making you yelpIf I knew of the darkness around meI would have made it a whole lot betterShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Pellissier said the conditions that brought on the 2000-01 energy crisis were removed with the abolition in late 2001 of the Power Exchange. The quasi-governmental body ran the wholesale auction at which producers offered electricity for use the next day, in a process open to manipulation, or “gaming,” by withholding power to hike up prices. “The Power Exchange is dead and gone. It has been replaced by long-term contracts,” Pellissier said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Proposition 80’s critics say the measure would rob California government of the flexibility needed to deal with changing conditions in the complex electricity marketplace. The measure is opposed by the California Public Utilities Commission, whose authority it would expand, partly on the grounds the regulatory measures it would impose on electricity providers are already under way at the commission. “Proposition 80 will bring instability to a system that has been stabilized through four years of hard work at the PUC,” said Dan Pellissier, campaign manager for the No on 80 campaign. Proposition 80’s critics say it would be not so much a “re-regulation” measure as a way by labor unions to lure voters likely to oppose Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s measures restricting teacher tenure and union political fundraising. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “They don’t care about energy policy. They care about beating the governor,” Pellissier said. “It has nothing to do with good energy policy.” The California PUC voted unanimously last month to oppose the measure. The commission said it is already working on regulating independent energy companies to ensure electricity resources are adequate to meet demand, on developing long-term plans and policies under which utilities purchase power, and on increasing the use of “renewable” power such as wind or solar energy. Commissioners also point out the measure’s provisions could be amended only through a two-thirds vote of both the Assembly and the state Senate, saying that would make change difficult, if not impossible. They also say it would block businesses and individuals from buying electricity from sources other than investor-owned utilities, and could scare off companies from building new power plants needed to supply the state’s growing demand.