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Author Palast, Greg
Title Democracy and Regulation : How the Public can Govern Essential Services
Imprint London : Pluto Press, 2002
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Note Intro -- Contents -- Democracy and Regulation: An Introduction -- 1 Secrecy, Democracy and Regulation -- 2 Regulating in Public -- Open information versus secrecy -- Who is the public ? -- Consultation is not participation -- Employees, service quality and democracy -- Failings of the American system -- 3 Competition as Substitute for Regulation? Britain to California 28Crisis in California: electricity competition comes to America -- Manipulation and monopoly abuse are impossible to prevent -- Utility services are different -- Deregulation creates new rules and bureaucracies -- The problem of volatility and new inefficiencies -- The union worker, service quality and deregulation -- Price discrimination -- Democratic control of deregulation -- 4 Re- regulation is not Deregulation -- Recent history -- Principles -- Restructuring the industry -- Market power -- Market segmentation -- Competition for domestic customers 48Telephones: the new marketplace is raising prices -- 5 The Open Regulatory Process -- The process -- Principles -- The regulators -- 6 Social Pricing -- Affordability programs -- Consumer protections -- Education programs -- Efficiency and weatherization programs -- Benefits -- 7 Issues that are Publicly Decided -- Service quality, safety, prices and employment -- Choice of utility ownership form -- Universal service, including extension of service -- Other regulatory agencies -- Choice of technology -- 8 An Alternative: Democratic Negotiations -- The filing -- Intervention -- Mediation -- Discovery -- An energy conservation case -- Results of negotiations -- 9 Be There: A Guide to Public Participation 98Aim high -- Become informed -- Demand participation -- Forge coalitions -- Persist -- 10 A History of Democratic Utility Regulation in the US -- The early years -- 1880 1907 -- Direct current -- Alternating current
Public versus private ownership -- 1907 1929 -- Regulation of IOUs -- Development of holding companies -- 1930 1970 -- Collapse of Insull s empire -- Federal action -- Public Utility Holding Company Act -- Federal Power Act -- 1980-2002 -- Emerging deregulation -- 11 Regulating the Multinational Utility -- United States -- Brazil -- Bolivia -- Democracy: a value in itself -- 12 Failed Experiments in the UK and the US -- The United Kingdom -- The United States -- Maintenance and job cutbacks -- Roller- coaster prices -- Few benefits for domestic consumers -- Much of the electricity debacle was predictable -- The democratic reaction -- 13 The Biggest Failures: California and Enron -- California -- Enron's rise and fall -- The build-up -- Creative accounting -- The downfall -- The money trail -- The aftermath -- Enron's effect on electricity deregulation -- 14 International Democracy - Developing and Developed Countries -- International ideology and the real interests behind it -- Developing countries -- India -- South Africa -- Brazil -- Other nations -- Response of the international bankers -- Other developed countries -- 15 Conclusion -- Secrecy versus democracy -- The case against democracy -- Value of democratic regulation: it is democratic -- Appendix 1: The American "rate base" formula for determining utility prices is identical to Britain's "RPI- X" formula -- Appendix 2: 220 C. M. R. 12.00 standards of conduct for distribution companies and their affiliates -- Notes -- About the Authors -- Index -- accounts,parallel 103-4 -- Adams,Charles Francis 108 -- AES Corporation 137 -- 137 -- 160 -- 164 -- 167 -- 172 -- 174-5 -- 176 -- 179 -- affordability programs 74-5 -- 74-5 -- 78-9 -- Aguas de Tunari 125 -- airline industry,deregulation 48 -- 48 -- 141 -- Alabama 146 -- American Electric Power 151 -- American Waterworks Association 27
Anglian Water 177 -- Argentina 6 -- 6 -- 176 -- 177 -- Arizona 75 -- Arkansas 140 -- 140 -- 146 -- Arthur Andersen 155-6 -- 155-6 -- 158 -- Ashcroft,John 157 -- Atlanta 140 -- Auckland 163 -- 163 -- 182-3 -- Austin,Texas 83 -- Azurix 155 -- Baltimore Electric Light and Power 113 -- Banc of America Securities 168 -- Bechtel 125 -- 125 -- 172 -- 176 -- Bellingham Cold Storage 133 -- Bewag 181 -- Biwater 177 -- blackouts 9 -- 9 -- 31-2 -- 149 -- 152 -- 174-5 -- 181-2 -- Bolivia 121 -- 121 -- 125-7 -- 167 -- 168 -- 176 -- Bonneville Power Administration 83 -- 83 -- 116 -- 122 -- 133 -- Boston Edison Company 90 -- Boston Globe 159 -- Brazil 9-10 -- 9-10 -- 22 -- 25 -- 124 -- 167-8 -- 174-5 -- 188 -- Briscoe,John 163 -- British National Grid Group 181 -- Brooklyn Union Gas 81 -- Budapest Power 181 -- Buenos Aires 163 -- Bujagali 179 -- Bush,George H. 158 -- Bush,George W. 156 -- Bush,George W 156 -- Bush,George W 171 -- cable television 84 -- 84 -- 143 -- CAESS,El Salvador 167 -- California 74 -- affordability programs 74 -- affordability programs 75 -- California Power Exchange 149 -- California Public Utilities Commission 135 -- 135 -- 137 -- 142 -- 151 -- Calpine 150 -- 150 -- 160 -- 'Cap the Gap ' statute 145 -- Carter,Jimmy 119 -- Central Maine Power 145 -- CESCO,Orissa 167 -- Chewco 155 -- Chicago 24 -- 24 -- 66 -- 80 -- 135 -- Chilquenta,Chile 167 -- Citibank 168 -- Citizens Utility Board 58 -- civil society 127 -- Clinton,Bill 171 -- CMS 151 -- Cochabamba 125-6 -- 125-6 -- 176 -- Colombia 167 -- 167 -- 168 -- Colorado 146 -- Columbia,District of 75 -- commercial confidentiality 7 -- 7 -- 13 -- 185 -- Commonwealth Edison Company 113 -- 113 -- 115 -- 135 -- competition 49 -- 49 -- and efficiency 45-6 -- and market segmentation 47-8 -- and monopoly abuse 32-3 -- and monopoly abuse 34 -- and monopoly abuse 37 -- and prices 36-7
and prices 132 -- and prices 133 -- and prices 136-42 -- and prices 181-2 -- and transportation 107 -- as substitute for regulation 27 -- as substitute for regulation 28-42 -- as substitute for regulation 179 -- deregulation 35 -- deregulation 40-2 -- deregulation 145 -- deregulation 146 -- deregulation 147-61 -- electricity prices 147-52 -- gas prices 147-8 -- in electricity industry 28 -- in electricity industry 44 -- in electricity industry 49 -- in electricity industry 128-42 -- in telephone industry 51 -- in telephone industry 143-4 -- in utility distribution 48-50 -- power crisis 30-2 -- power crisis 33 -- power crisis 35 -- power crisis 41-2 -- power crisis 46 -- power crisis 132 -- power crisis 147-8 -- power pool 32-3 -- power pool 35 -- power pool 37-8 -- reversing deregulation 41 -- reversing deregulation 145 -- reversing deregulation 146 -- reversing deregulation 147 -- reversing deregulation 152 -- service quality case 82 -- service quality case 104-5 -- competitors,as participants in regulation 20 -- 20 -- 122 -- Connecticut 45 -- 45 -- 145 -- Consolidated Edison Company,New 86 -- York 86 -- York 133 -- Constellation Energy 150 -- 150 -- 151 -- construction-work-in-progress [CWIP 125 -- ] 125 -- ] 126 -- ] 127 -- consumer organizations 15 -- 15 -- 22-3 -- 58 -- 85 -- Coolidge,Calvin 114 -- Coopers &Lybrand 10 -- 10 -- 22 -- 124 -- Costa Rica 175 -- Credit Mobilier 108 -- Credit Suisse First Boston 168 -- Czech Republic 168 -- 168 -- 177 -- Dabhol power plant 21-2 -- 21-2 -- 155 -- 170 -- 171-2 -- Davis,Gray 41 -- Delaware 113 -- democratic regulation 186-9 -- arguments against 186-9 -- value of 189 -- Denmark 180 -- Deregulation 37-9 -- and employees 37-9 -- and job losses 132-3 -- and job losses 134-6 -- and maintenance cutbacks 134-6 -- and maintenance cutbacks 187
and new rules 35-6 -- and price discrimination 39-40 -- and price discrimination 48 -- and price discrimination 130-1 -- and price discrimination 180 -- and service quality 37-9 -- customers 40 -- democratic control of 40-2 -- failure of 128-46 -- failure of 147-61 -- failure of 165 -- few benefits for domestic consumers 138-41 -- few benefits for domestic consumers 142 -- in UK 40 -- in UK 119 -- in UK 128-30 -- in US 27 -- in US 30-2 -- in US 42 -- in US 119-20 -- in US 130-46 -- of telephone industry 27 -- of telephone industry 50-5 -- reaction against 145-6 -- Deutsche Bank 168 -- developed countries,and privatization 179-83 -- developing countries,and privatization 162-6 -- 162-6 -- 169-79 -- Diaz-Saldana,Manuel 177 -- Diálogo Nacional 127 -- Dominican Republic 167 -- 167 -- 168 -- 175 -- Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein 168 -- Duke Energy 142 -- 142 -- 151 -- Dynegy 141 -- 141 -- 150 -- 151 -- E.ON 168 -- 168 -- 176 -- 181 -- Economic Development Bank,Brazil 174 -- economic rationale for 91-3 -- Ecuador 176 -- EDE Este,Dominican Republic 167 -- Edison,Thomas 109 -- 109 -- 111 -- education 76-7 -- 76-7 -- 94 -- effect on electricity deregulation 158-61 -- 158-61 -- and Ghanaian water privatization 177 -- and Indonesian power plant 175-6 -- and international finance 168 -- investment in Dabhol 171 -- investment in Dabhol 172 -- jobs to regulators 157 -- market manipulation 150-1 -- market manipulation 152-4 -- market manipulation 159 -- political contributions 156-7 -- efficiency,and job losses 23 -- 23 -- 25 -- 82 -- El Paso Merchant Energy 150 -- electricity industry 109-10 -- alternating current 109-10 -- as natural monopoly 111 -- as natural monopoly 152 -- co-generation 86-7 -- co-generation 109 -- co-generation 119 -- competition 28 -- competition 44 -- competition 49 -- competition 128-42
congestion games 151-2
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Palast, Greg Democracy and Regulation : How the Public can Govern Essential Services London : Pluto Press,c2002 9780745319438
Subject Public utilities -- Deregulation -- United States.;Public utilities -- State supervision -- United States.;Public utilities -- Rates -- United States.;Privatization -- United States.;Democracy -- United States
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Alt Author Oppenheim, Jerrold
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