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Table Of Contents

Introduction
Methodology
History of Electric Utility Industry Regulation
The Birth of State Public Utility Commissions
Federal Power Act of 1935
Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935
Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978
Energy Policy Act of 1992
CPUC “Blue Book” Proposal
FERC MegaNOPR
CPUC May 1995 Draft Proposals and Stakeholder Responses
CPUC December 1995 Decision and California Assembly Bill 1890
Recent State and Federal Activity
Factors Behind the Drive for Deregulation
Large Consumer Pressure
Technology
Economic Rent
Academics & Ideologues
Existing Competitive Forces
Other Industries and Countries
Federal Regulatory Policy
State Regulatory Policy
Analysis
Selection of Stakeholder Groups
Overview of What the Stakeholders Wanted and What They Got
Stakeholder Interviews Cluster Analysis
Officeholder Staff Comments on Who Got What They Wanted and Why:
Synthesis of Stakeholder & Staff Comments on Who Prevailed, and Why:
Officeholder Staff Comments on Who Got Rolled Over, and Why:
Synthesis of Stakeholder & Staff Comments on Who Got Rolled, and Why:
Restructuring Stakeholder Campaign Contribution/Gift Analysis
Conclusion
Bibliography
Appendix A: Semi-Structured Interview Questions
Stakeholder Interviews
Officeholder Staff Interviews
Appendix B: Stakeholder Interviews
Investor-Owned Electric Utilities
Pacific Gas & Electric
San Diego Gas and Electric
Southern California Edison
Municipal Electric Utilities
California Municipal Utilities Association - Interview #1
California Municipal Utilities Association - Interview #2
Sacramento Municipal Utility District
Utility Labor Unions
Coalition of California Utility Employees - Interview #1
Coalition of California Utility Employees - Interview #2
Independent Producers
American Wind Energy Association
Independent Energy Producers
Large Electricity Consumers
Agricultural Energy Consumers Association
California Industrial Users
California Large Energy Consumers Association - Interview #1
California Large Energy Consumers Association - Interview #2
California Manufacturers Association
Small Electricity Consumers
Latino Issues Forum
The Utility Reform Network
Environmental Advocates
Environmental Defense Fund
Natural Resources Defense Council - Interview #1
Natural Resources Defense Council - Interview #2
Sierra Club/Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Technologies
Union of Concerned Scientists
State Institutions
California Energy Commission
University of California, California Institute for Energy Efficiency
Anonymous Stakeholder Comments
Anonymous Comments #1: Parties who could have improved their
Anonymous Comments #2: AB 1890 funding levels for Public Interest RD&D
Appendix C: Officeholder Staff Interviews
California Public Utilities Commission
Legislative Conference Committee, Office of Senator Steve Peace
Legislative Conference Committee, Office of Senator Byron Sher
Legislative Conference Committee, Office of Senator Bill Leonard
Anonymous Officeholder Staff Interview #1
Anonymous Officeholder Staff Interview #2
Appendix D: Cluster Analysis of Stakeholder Interview Data
Table 1: Assemblymember Jim Brulte, 1995 Campaign Contributions
Table 2: Assemblymember Jim Brulte, 1996 Campaign Contributions
1995/1996 Stakeholder Gift Information for Assemblymember Jim Brulte
Table 3: Senator Steve Peace, 1995 Campaign Contributions
Table 4: Senator Steve Peace, 1996 Campaign Contributions
1995/1996 Stakeholder Gift Information for Senator Steve Peace
Table 5: Senator Byron Sher, 1995 Campaign Contributions
Table 6: Senator Byron Sher, 1996 Campaign Contributions
1995/1996 Stakeholder Gift Information for Senator Byron Sher
Table 7: Senator Bill Leonard, 1995 Campaign Contributions
Table 8: Senator Bill Leonard, 1996 Campaign Contributions
1995/1996 Stakeholder Gift Information for Senator Bill Leonard
Table 9: Assemblymember Mickey Conroy, 1995 Campaign Contributions
Table 10: Assemblymember Mickey Conroy, 1996 Campaign Contributions
1995/1996 Stakeholder Gift Information for Assemblymember Mickey Conroy
Table 11: Assemblymember Diane Martinez, 1995 Campaign Contributions
Table 12: Assemblymember Diane Martinez, 1996 Campaign Contributions
Table 13: Assemblymember Steve Kuykendall, 1995 Campaign Contributions
1995/1996 Stakeholder Gift Information for Assemblymember Diane Martinez
Table 14: Assemblymember Steve Kuykendall, 1996 Campaign Contributions
1995/1996 Stakeholder Gift Information for Assemblymember Steve
1994/1995 Stakeholder Gift Information for CPUC President Daniel Fessler
1994/1995 Stakeholder Gift Information for Commissioner Gregory Conlon
1994/1995 Stakeholder Gift Information for Commissioner Jesse Knight, Jr
1994/1995 Stakeholder Gift Information for Commissioner Norm Shumway
1994/1995 Stakeholder Gift Information for Commissioner Josiah Neeper
1994/1995 Stakeholder Gift Information for Commissioner Henry Duque
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