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Energy Crisis / Conservation / West #197262

ABC Evening News for Thursday, May 03, 2001
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) The political and economic issues concerning energy introduced.

(White House: John Cochran) President Bush's order that federal agencies, especially in California, conserve power featured. [BUSH - calls for agencies to reduce electricity use in California; says you cannot conserve your way to energy independence.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Los Angeles: Neal Karlinsky) The power crisis in the West, especially in northern California, reviewed; examples cited of savings methods. [Electric Power Research Institution Karl STAHLKOPF - outlines the three problems.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Brooklyn, New York: Bill Redeker) The problem of getting power to the consumers in the Northeast reviewed; details given of energy use in New York City.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) The probability of high electricity prices this summer due to the cost of natural gas used in the power plants noted. Statement from Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham about the cost of gasoline this summer mentioned.

Cochran, John;
Jennings, Peter;
Karlinsky, Neal;
Redeker, Bill

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