California Energy Data

Dennis Silverman

 U C Irvine Physics and Astronomy

 U C Irvine School of Physical Sciences

Most of the data has been culled from Los Angeles Times articles from  2001, and the California Energy Commission web sites.  This page is mainly for energy supply and usage data and for conservation, but does not include the history or politics of the California energy crunch.  The main guide to the physical use of power is to realize that it is a five step process:  (1) mining the source fuel, (2) transporting the fuel to the power generating plant, (3) efficiently producing the electrical power, (4) distributing the power over power lines, (5) using the power efficiently, including conservation measures.  Costs are incurred at each stage, which include the effects of possible bottlenecks.

Peak Demand and Electrical Energy Sources

The Energy Crisis

Steps Toward a Solution

Power Lines, Hydroelectric Power, Natural Gas, and Nuclear Power

Public Utilities Commission Rate Increase

National Energy Comparison

Global Warming and CO2 Emission

 California Gasoline Data

UCI Chancellor Ralph J. Cicerone's Letter on Energy Conservation

 Chancellor Cicerone's Interview on PBS Newshour

 Chancellor's Letter in UCI News: Conserving Energy, a Campus Priority

 Direct e-mail to President Bush, Vice President Cheney, Governor Davis, Senators Feinstein and Boxer, Rep. Chris Cox, Senate Majority Leader Thomas Daschle, and Minority Leader Trent Lott

Online News Coverage

Energy Information Links and Conservation Guides

The Price of Power (L. A. Times, Jan. 19, 2001, p. A26), per hour, day or load, and Yearly Power Usage, from Alan Meier, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab)

My Own Energy Saving Ideas

The Univ. of California and the Cal State power, and University of California and UC Irvine Energy Links

Units for Measuring Energy and Power

I would appreciate more public domain data and their sources.  Please e-mail  Dennis Silverman at U.C. Irvine, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy.