Some regulation is necessary in modern
complex global industrial culture for
a truly free 'market'
economy to work correctly and efficiently.
designed to create
a viable, vibrant truly free
market by having multiple local providers of goods or services competing on
a level playing field is the most effective form of economic distribution of
monopolizing interest takes control of a resource or if
a provider of goods and services is
subsidized then the free market will fail to function.
General industry specific regulation
assures multiple providers of
goods and services exist to compete with each other on a
level playing field.
An industry failing to assure the safety of marketed products or
failing to provide a service as marketed has become egregiously socially
Industry forfeits its
self-policing and must submit to
a government regulatory
institution to retain the charter granted.
irresponsible corporate charters may be revoked.
suggests industry actually rigorously police itself.
designed and implemented regulation stifles the
mechanisms of a free market, self-regualtion is token regulation.
Subsidized or monopolized industry fails to
industry is a good example of socially irresponsiblity.
General Motors, the
Ford Motor Company
and the Chrysler, basically a three member
cartel, held only 48.1% of the American new auto - cars and trucks -
sales market in July 2007
when foreign imports for the first time held more than half the market at
First two-thirds of 2011: foreign imports - 52.9%; domestic -
13 American Cars Made Almost Entirely
"Detroit likes to claim that making cars
efficient is too costly, requires changes
consumers won't accept or compromises safety, or no technology.
auto industry opposed shatterproof windshields, seat belts, upholstered
dashboards, safety locks, inside trunk lock releases, air bags, then smart air
bags, catalytic converters, emission-control devices, energy-absorbing steering
wheels, head restraints, nickel-metal
hydride batteries, California zero emission vehicle mandate and changes to
average fuel economy.
Only legislation can move Detroit." - John
Foreign auto companies embraced efficiency and safety above
and beyond legislatively set regulation and by July 2007 those foreign auto
companies held over half the American domestic market in new car and truck
fought regulation but foreign
auto companies proved making a better product increased market share without
"The 2001 California energy crisis precipitated by
shenanigans resulted in several deaths. Why were no manslaugter charges
brought?" - Tom Lutz"In 2000 - 2001, energy
deregulation in California opened the door for
Enron and similar companies
to artificially limit the supply of electricity to the state, driving up prices
and creating rolling blackouts.
Financial deregulation helped create the
housing bubble by allowing companies to sell mortgages to people who couldn't
afford the payments.
The surging commodities markets and the swooning
stock markets are in part caused by rule changes, made in the name of
deregulation, that make it easier to speculate on price swings.
Recently the three main credit-rating agencies - Standard & Poor's,
Service and Fitch Ratings - failed to rein in conflicts.
marketable securities were paying the ratings agencies for their rating." -
Eric Lotke 07/20/08
"Anyone thinking that Big Energy (including Big
Solar and Big Wind) will solve America's energy problems must suffer from
As long as we are implementing
a new paradigm
and point-of-use renewable generation is
feasible on hundreds of millions of properties already, why
re-enslave ourselves to
wasteful, wilderness killing centralized power plants and
massive power lines owned by monopolists, rather than working harder for
independence from all Big Energy monopolies, whatever their fuel?
debate is not Big Fossils versus Big Renewables, it is Big Energy versus
ratepayers and the planet.
We all know which lobby is stronger." - Shelia Bowers
"Those of us in
the renewable energy
trenches are finding the battle to install solar becoming more difficult as
building officials implement new restrictions that are not only seriously
increasing the costs but in many cases making it unfeasible to install panels
on a great percentage of rooftops.
Instead of becoming less costly,
streamlined or more manageable, the permit process in most Southern California
cities has become a Sisyphean
Almost daily, municipalities are adding fees and requirements
that make getting a permit the most difficult part of going solar.
this continues, it will soon
be impossible to get a
permit for a solar system unless you work for a municipality or a utility."
- Patrick A. Redgate 08/08
1996 Kenneth "Kenny Boy" Lay replaces Richard Kinder at
2001 Lawyers for big energy write the energy deregulation law.
Lobbyists present it to the California legislature on the last day it
could get on the initiative ballot and without legislative examination allow
Big energy then spends a huge sum of money on media
Actors explain how this is going to be the best deal for
Californians are told they will be saving money for
the next fifty years.
To make an energy trading market feasible the
energy industry had to purchase software
from a Ross Perot
corporation that would allow it to trade on the newly opened, Enron operated,
private energy market.
Then a sister
Ross Perot marketing
corporation went to work selling a manual that taught energy traders how to
drive up energy prices through trading schemes with other profiteering
Enron, a trader in its own
"self-regulated" private energy
made bad energy futures
To cover the losses Enron forged over 400
off-balance-sheet "special purpose"
Enron's plunge occurred after it was revealed that much of
its profits and revenue were the result of deals with
"special purpose" entities (limited partnerships which it controlled).
The result was that many of Enron's debts and losses were not reported
on financial statements.
To offset loses Enron traders and other
profiteering trader's manipulated California's energy market throughout the
2000-2001 energy crisis through schemes with nicknames including
Fat Boy, Get Shorty, Death
were used to rig wholesale power markets while delivering profits to the
energy traders even as Californians suffered through rolling blackouts and
soaring energy bills.
These trading practices are documented on the
Colorado River Commission phone conversation tape recordings and
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
opposed the release of the tapes and has opposed the refund of $9 billion
stolen from "Grandma Millie", a fictitious California grandmother Enron
traders joked of stealing from.
A trader identified as Mallory on the
transcript stated "If the line is not congested I just congest it. If you can
congest it, that's a money maker no matter what 'cause
you're not losing
money to move it down the line."
Traders also stated on these tapes
that their scam was protected.
It was felt
would not allow the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to impose price
caps on Bush's good buddy, Enron CEO Kenneth Lee Lay.
opensecrets.org, Kenneth Lee Lay and pals gave more than $6.5 million to
political campaigns over a 15 year period."- Dennis Doyle
"This helps make
California's case because it clearly shows the intention to abuse the market by
several new energy players, and it clearly shows that this
ricochet game was being
played by parties in coöperation with each other." - Erik Saltmarsh,
chief counsel and acting director of California Electricity Oversight
"This is more than a smoking gun. It is an audiotape of the
gun being fired, the bullet hitting the victim and the murderer standing over
the victim and laughing."- Russ Campbell, a Nevada Power
Tape recordings came to light when Enron sued Snohomish
County Public Utility District for $122 million claiming it had been
Snohomish County spent $100,000 having the
Colorado River Commission phone conversation tapes
2006 Two Houston energy traders were
found quilty of wire
fraud for fraudulently quoting energy prices.
2007 Trade manager John Forney is sentenced to 2 years
probation and fined $4000 for driving up the price of power in 2000 and 2001 by
faking transmission congestion.
British Petroleum agrees to pay
a fine of $303.5 million for conspiring to fix propane prices in 2003 and
2008 James Brooks, Wesley Walton and
James Patrick were convicted in 2008 of reporting false trade data on natural
gas prices from 2000 to 2002.
Carnegie Mellon Electricty Industry
Center in Pittsburg concludes electricity consumers are paying more for
electricity than they would have if the electrical industry had remained
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