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NARUC Winter Meetings: A Confab to Distort Energy Markets

I attended the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), the trade association of public officials and staff that regulated utilities, from Sunday, February 3 to Wednesday, February 6.  It was quite a depressing experience. I was part of a team in … Continue reading

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Pickens Takes a Step in the Right Direction

I am not a big T. Boone Pickens fan.  He has shown a propensity to promote public policies that are both unsound and self-interested.  Lately, he is a fan of HR 1380 (http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d112:h.r.1380:), which gives tax credits for every form … Continue reading

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President Obama Reintroduces Climate Change into the Debate

It’s Baaack!  Just when you thought it was passé, President Obama has given new life to the climate change debate.  In his victory speech he said: “We want our children to live in an America … that isn’t threatened by … Continue reading

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Neither Candidate has a Plan for Electric Infrastructure

Electric transmission is the elephant in the old Indian parable where the blind men feel a part of the elephant and describe it:  the leg is a tree, the tail a whip, the trunk a snake, the ears a fan.  … Continue reading

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The Folly of Energy Independence: Case Study Close to Home

DAVID KESTENBAUM has a very short but to the point blog post on Canada’s energy (gasoline/oil) independence.  They are energy independent and it makes absolutely no difference.  Their prices fluctuate with world oil prices and are no cheaper than in … Continue reading

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CRISIS & energy markets! issues REP Index Report Cards: Romney barely passes, Obama Fails

As of 8 am today (October 24), CRISIS & energy markets! issues the Responsible Ecoviergy Policy Index (REP Index).  The first two victims are the Romney Plan (passed with a 75 or a C) and the Obama Plan (failed with … Continue reading

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Obama Issues Plans for 2nd Term: REP Index Comments

President Obama issued a document that lays out his plans for a second term http://www.barackobama.com/truth-team/entry/the-presidents-plan-for-a-second-term.  Below is a quick REP Index (http://www.caem.org) reaction to the energy component of the plan. Obama Recommendation: Developing homegrown energy: We’ll cut our oil imports in half, … Continue reading

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