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Calif. energy commissioner explains the Golden State's power problems

"California's way of life is threatened" by energy problems, according a recent report from members of the California Energy Commission. One of the authors of that report, Commissioner John Geesman, joins OnPoint to discuss how the state has bounced back from electricity price spikes and rolling blackouts in 2000. Geesman also talks about state plans to permit new power plants and address natural gas shortages. And he explains why state policymakers are moving ahead of the federal government when it comes to renewable energy and climate change, including a controversial effort to limit greenhouse gas emissions from cars and trucks.