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Is Peevey worth $882 an hour?

To me the enormous dollar amount that the CPUC is willing to pay is indicative of the amount of risk that this case poses for not only the CPUC but also all the other elected Officials that stand to get "egg on their face" and/or indicted as <b>San Onofre Gate</b> becomes a topic of everyday conversation. Left unsaid, is that it is <b>outrageous</b> that the CPUC/State of CA can pay whatever they want to defend Peevey while denying any payment for Michael Aguirre for all his work bringing the CPUC's wrongdoings to light in this 4 Billion Dollar ratepayer ripoff! I believe that Governor Brown is now also in a difficult position since not only is his sister on the Board of SCE but if he decides to pardon Peevey then it will make him look like an accomplice to this ratepayer debacle, since he is and continues to be so friendly to Peevey. The best thing Governor Brown could do is to push to abolish the CPUC and replace it with State-Wide Community Aggregation, using Marin County as a model, which would result in lowering our electric bills. I hope that Michael Aguirre and his team will immediately request all emails from all of SoCal's elected officials (before they can delete them) so that we can learn just how far reaching <b>San Onofre Gate</b> really is. I predict that almost all elected Officials had very interesting conversations with SCE and/or SDG&E about downplaying the debacle at San Onofre. Who knows, we may even find that SoCal voters (who are also Utility ratepayers) will not forgive all those that chose help their Big Donors SCE and/or SDG&E by penalizing all the SoCal ratepayers by remain mum while the CPUC proposed shifting the approximate $1000 cost per ratepayer account, to all SoCal ratepayers instead of insisting that SCE/SDG&E shareholders pay for the Utility debacle that they caused at San Onofre when they tried to design the Replacement Steam Generators in-house without any in-depth NRC review, in order to save time and maximize their Corporate profits.
— March 29, 2015 2:45 p.m.

SDG&E, you are relieved. Love, most of the council.

Edison as in SCE, is a perfect example of a BIG Utility that has put profits ahead of safety and that has resulted in a multi-billion dollar lawsuit, now being investigated in Southern California! Ongoing investigations in CA may affect both Edison's and SDSG&E's bottom line (since SDG&E is a 20% owner of San Onofre) in a really big way after their 4+ Billion Dollar Replacement Steam Generator Debacle at San Onofre: [http://www.energybiz.com/article/15/02/edison-electric-institute-looks-future-annual-wall-street-industry-briefing#comment-14673][1] More info can be found on Twitter, just enter **#SanOnofreGate** into the search bar. The new hashtag that will allow you to keep up to date on the ongoing investigation into the multi-billion $ SCE-CPUC ripoff. BIG Utilities are going to have to work harder and smarter if they expect to retain their marketshare much less stay in business, since many other Big Corporations are now offering Energy generation and/or even Energy Storage via Solar (of all flavors) to Big Energy's ratepayers! Also left unsaid is that the CPUC itself is also under investigation for being far too cozy with the very Utilities they regulate, which is why we have outrageous Energy rate in Southern California in the first place. More here on that: Press Conference, March 10, 2015 from: http://www.amslawyers.com/Breaking-News/ Today, Aguirre & Severson filed a petition in Superior Court to force the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to hold hearings to justify the hiring of its new $882-per-hour criminal defense attorneys. The law suit also asks the judge to require the CPUC to follow the Government Code by holding public proceedings to identify who at CPUC requested criminal defense services and to make findings as to whether those individuals are entitled to a publicly-paid lawyer. In addition, the lawsuit seeks to compel the production of records that have been properly sought but denied under the California Public Records Act. [1]: http://www.energybiz.com/article/15/02/edison-e...
— March 19, 2015 1:58 p.m.

Environmentalists against solar power

Whenever Wind Turbines are mentioned some claim that they kill too many birds, so here are some facts to set the record straight: Google this article: Want to save 70 million birds a year build more wind farms These are from my trusted sources and/or the web: Domestic cats in the United States kill up to 3.7 billion birds each year. (6,457x wind) Collisions with buildings kill 976 million birds each year. (1,703x wind) Collisions with vehicles kill 380 million birds each year. (663x wind) Collisions with communication towers kill 174 million each year. (304x wind) Poisoning kills 72 million bird each year. (126x wind) The Exxon Valdez spill killed almost a half million birds. Conclusion: Wind turbines are a tiny, tiny cause of bird death. But bird deaths aren't a good thing regardless of the numbers. So why don't we stick with coal and nuclear energy to save birds? Let's check to see if that would work. Based on bird kills per gigawatt hour of electricity produced. Wind farms kill roughly 0.27 birds per GWh. Nuclear plants kill about 0.6 birds per GWh. (2.2x wind) Fossil-fueled power stations kill about 9.4 birds per GWh. (34.8x wind) OK, so now we know that wind farms are not one of our birds' big problems. And we know that closing nuclear and coal plants and replacing them with wind farms would be better for the birds. Should we stop there? No, we can make wind farms even safer for birds. In 2009 there were 12.5 bird kills per MW installed wind capacity. In 2012 there were 9.5 bird kills per MW installed wind capacity. That’s a 24% decrease. A very major improvement in bird safety.
— March 19, 2015 1:34 p.m.

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