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Apr 28, 2014 | New York, NY
May 05, 2014 to May 08, 2014 | Las Vegas, Nevada

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Frontlines & Op-Ed

Community Renaissance

When one age ends, another begins.

Michael T. Burr, Editor-in-Chief

 

Community microgrids raise questions about the role of the utility franchise, versus the free market.

Don't Get Netflixed

The tide is turning. Are we planning for it – or hoping to stop it?

Michael T. Burr, Editor-in-Chief

The central station system is the most cost-effective way to provide utility service, but that's beside the point. Customers don't care about 'utility service.'

Catching Fire

Climate policy heats up after the Great Recession.

Michael T. Burr, Editor-in-Chief

GHG rules are coming soon. What happens next will depend on how states react.

Beyond the Meter

Protecting your base – while keeping options open.

By Michael T. Burr, Editor-in-Chief

The coming years will bring policy wrangling over distributed resources – what’s economic and what’s not.

Energy Efficiency Unknowns

Making efficiency programs work requires understanding real-world behavior.

Veronica Irastorza

Efficiency programs often fall short because they don’t account for human behavior. Systematic studies with randomized trials can bring better results.

Innovation Mandate

Meeting the just-and-reasonable standard in a time of change.

Michael T. Burr, Editor-in-Chief

Who can say for sure if markets are working? The landscape keeps shifting.

What Solar Success Looks Like

Managing the transition to a solar-powered future.

Julia Hamm

Solar energy has a bright future as part of America’s electric power industry. An orderly and beneficial transition will depend on strategic action.

Are Competitive Solicitations Actually Competitive?

Bidding, transparency, and foregone conclusions in Big Sky Country.

Travis Kavulla

PURPA wars are heating up again, and self-dealing conflicts are re-emerging. A Montana commissioner identifies weaknesses in supply procurement processes.

Productivity Plateau

A mature industry faces a worrying round of hype.

Michael T. Burr, Editor-in-Chief

Are we languishing, or working off a 20th-century legacy? Gartner’s hype cycle suggests the latter, as new technologies start producing value.

Energiewende

Nuclear fear and Germany’s headlong plunge into renewable energy.

Tim Echols

On a recent trip to Germany to study the country’s energy policy, the phrase “energy transition,” or “energiewende” as the Germans say, was on everyone’s mind. After all, this is an election year for Germany, and the country’s national energy policy has flipped traditional energy regulation on its head – bringing with it many new challenges. Germany’s leaders believe they will change the world because of it. Only time will tell.

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