Uploaded: Wednesday March 7, 2001 10:45 a.m.
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Energy talk in Palo Alto
Assembly speaker pro tem to address
By Elizabeth Lorenz
The California energy crisis will be the subject of a speech
tomorrow night by Assembly Speaker Pro Tem Fred Keeley at the Palo
Alto Art Center.
Keeley (D-Boulder Creek) will be addressing the Commonwealth Club/Silicon
Valley at 6:30 p.m. Registration is at 5:45 p.m.
Admission is $10 for Commonwealth Club members and $15 for non-members.
Reservations can be made by calling 1-800-847-7730 or by going to
Keeley has been at the forefront of the efforts to find a resolution
to the continuing electricity crisis. He carried Assembly Bill 5X
to restructure the governing board of the state's electricity trading
entity, the Independent Systems Operator, and was the author of
Assembly Bill 1X, which authorized the state to buy electricity
for sale to consumers.
He will explain the causes of the current crisis, the efforts being
made to end it, and provide insight into the future of energy in
California. He will be introduced by Assemblyman Joe Simitian (D-Palo