CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 18, 1997 |
When the deregulated power market finally arrives next year, will consumers choose to pay more for electricity from clean, renewable sources? That is a question confronting environmentalists, utility company managers and state legislators who are all preparing for deregulation and the uncertainties that are expected to accompany the coming free market.
November 14, 1993 |
Two decades ago, in the disconcerting early weeks of the 1973 Arab oil embargo, U.S. reliance on petroleum became a menacing new problem in the public mind. The predictions began: Crude oil prices would be sky-high by the 1990s--$60, $80, $100 a barrel--as rich foreign oil producers tightened their grip on a fast-dwindling resource. Gasoline lines would be the common symbol of a nation starved for energy.