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Former public utilities president's home searched

**Will this info be kept hidden from the public? *or* Will it be shared with the public that is the real question?** I suggest that if Attorney General Kamala Harris really wants to be seen as a credible candidate for CA Senator Boxer's seat then <b>she better stop avoiding the multi-billion dollar San Onofre debacle which now includes the one-sided Pro-Utility settlement by the CPUC and immediately pursue the investigation of Peevey's conduct and, if laws have been violated, to prosecute all those involved</b>. Otherwise she will be seen as just another Politician that is far more interested in her relationship with BIG Utilities than she is with California's voting ratepayers. With so many billions of dollars at stake, it is just a matter of time before the law firm Aguirre & Severson attracts enough public attention to insure that their appeal of the CPUC's unfair settlement gift to SCE and SDG&E gets its day in Federal Court. There the rule of law not the biased rules of the CPUC, will allow for *legal discovery* into what really went on during the replacement steam generator project. These documents will then spotlight SCE as being totally responsible for the engineering debacle at San Onofre, which will result in the ratepayers not having to pay many billions of dollars as proposed by the CPUC's unfair settlement gift to SCE and SDG&E. This case will also implicate not only Governor Brown who has turned a blind eye to the cozy relationship between the CPUC and the Big Utilities they regulate but also all of the CA's elected officials who have not demanded that ratepayers be treated fairly because they seek to continue retain their own cozy relationship with the Big Utilities. How many know, for example that Governor Brown's sister is on the board of Sempra which might very well explain why Gov. Brown has to date shown no interest in reforming the CPUC. Much more here: http://www.sandiegoreader.com/news/2015/jan/12/...
— January 29, 2015 4:11 p.m.

Wanted: New CPUC president's erased emails

Seen this story about Michael Picker: [http://www.mercurynews.com/News/ci_27328573/Mercury-News-editorial:-Its-a-new-day-at-the-PUC?source=infinite][1] I posted this comment: I suggest that if Attorney General Kamala Harris really wants to be seen as a credible candidate for CA Senator Boxer's seat then she better stop avoiding the multi-billion dollar San Onofre debacle which now includes the one-sided Pro-Utility settlement by the CPUC and immediately pursue the investigation of Peevey's conduct and, if laws have been violated, to prosecute all those involved. Otherwise she will be seen as just another Politician that is far more interested in her relationship with BIG Utilities than she is with California's voting ratepayers. With so many billions of dollars at stake, it is just a matter of time before the law firm Aguirre & Severson attracts enough public attention to insure that their appeal of the CPUC's unfair settlement gift to SCE and SDG&E gets its day in Federal Court. There the rule of law not the biased rules of the CPUC, will allow for *legal discovery* into what really went on during the replacement steam generator project. These documents will then spotlight SCE as being totally responsible for the engineering debacle at San Onofre, which will result in the ratepayers not having to pay many billions of dollars as proposed by the CPUC's unfair settlement gift to SCE and SDG&E. This case will also implicate not only Governor Brown who has turned a blind eye to the cozy relationship between the CPUC and the Big Utilities they regulate but also all of the CA's elected officials who have not demanded that ratepayers be treated fairly because they seek to continue retain their own cozy relationship with the Big Utilities. How many know, for example that Governor Brown's sister is on the board of Sempra which might very well explain why Gov. Brown has to date shown no interest in reforming the CPUC. The San Diego Reader has been following this story so you can read much more here: http://www.sandiegoreader.com/... [1]: http://www.mercurynews.com/News/ci_27328573/Mer...
— January 16, 2015 12:14 p.m.

Wanted: New CPUC president's erased emails

With many billions of dollars at stake, it is just a matter of time before the law firm Aguirre & Severson attracts enough public attention to insure that their appeal of the CPUC's unfair settlement gift to SCE and SDG&E gets its day in Federal Court. There the rule of law not the biased rules of the CPUC, will allow for *legal discovery* into what really went on during the replacement steam generator project. These documents will then spotlight SCE as being totally responsible for the engineering debacle at San Onofre, which will result in the ratepayers not having to pay many billions of dollars as proposed by the CPUC's unfair settlement gift to SCE and SDG&E. This case will also implicate not only Governor Brown who has turned a blind eye to the cozy relationship between the CPUC and the Big Utilities they regulate but also all of the CA's elected officials who have not demanded that ratepayers be treated fairly because they seek to continue retain their own cozy relationship with the Big Utilities. This CPUC investigation will have an enormous impact on not only California politics but also in how the public perceives their Big Utilities in three key aspects Nationally: - An expanded a public discussion on California's Energy generation and its distribution will cost all the US Utilities tens of billions of dollars, as other US ratepayers begin to realize they too have been getting ripped off, while their local Utility shareholders earned record profits. - The true cost of using nuclear generation will no longer be hidden from the public, as what happened at San Onofre becomes a topic of national interest. Until now, the nuclear industry has worked very hard to hide what goes on at nuclear power plants behind a veil of technology, but once that veil is lifted, ratepayers will learn that nuclear is no longer cost effective in todays marketplace since it enables enormous maintenance costs, radioactive safety risks, decades long decommissioning costs and ever more nuclear waste to be generated along with Utility profits all at ratepayers expense. This increase scrutiny could very well deliver a death blow to the US Nuclear Industry, since other forms of Energy generation have none of the baggage that nuclear generation does. - One possible outcome of an expanded CPUC San Onofre investigation in Federal court is that ratepayers may very well demand that any energy they receive fair compensation for any Energy they generate and push into the Grid at the time it is generated, or said another way, the Utility should pay the same amount to all those that generate Energy, instead of paying pennies to homeowners while at the same time selling that Energy to others for much more money, giving the profits to their shareholders.
— January 13, 2015 8:33 a.m.

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