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Oct 27, 2014 to Oct 31, 2014 | Clearwater Beach, FL
Nov 05, 2014 to Nov 06, 2014 | Las Vegas, Nevada
Nov 10, 2014 to Nov 12, 2014 | Toronto, Canada

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Fueling America's Economic Engine

New energy economy also relies on some old fossil friends.

 Ken Silverstein

It has not been public investments in sustainable fuels and modern tools that have led to the re-awakening of the U.S. economy. Rather, it’s been mostly private investment in shale gas development that has led to new capital formation, infrastructure development and jobs galore.

Her Next Hurdle

ITC’s Linda Blair on where to build tomorrow’s grid.

Bruce W. Radford

Linda Blair, executive v.p. and chief business officer for grid giant ITC, discusses how ITC plans to navigate the new transmission landscape and where ITC might turn for its next major transmission project.

Utility Capital in the Twenty-First Century

What FERC might learn from Thomas Piketty and his best-selling book on wealth and income.

David E. Pomper

Thomas Piketty’s best-selling book, “Capital in the Twenty-First Century,” shows why utility transmission owners should not enjoy excessive returns.

Rent the Rooftop

A new front opens in the solar wars.

Bruce W. Radford

Has Arizona Public Service found a way to cheat the death spiral?

Wind Power Subsidies

Today, tomorrow, forever?

Jonathan A. Lesser

NREL contradicts AWEA, finds wind power not competitive, and favors extending the production tax credit (PTC), but that won’t aid economic growth.

Reliability vs. Resiliency

Prevent problems, or wait and respond when something happens?

Bruce W. Radford

FERC holds conference on electric reliability, asks about standards for resiliency – not just to prevent problems, but how to respond once they occur.

Negawhat?

EPSA v. FERC: How the court went wrong on demand response.

Bruce W. Radford

The court’s ruling in EPSA v. FERC assigns a retail/wholesale dichotomy to demand response, but is that distinction even meaningful?

Performance is What Counts

ISO New England’s capacity market proposal will bring reliability benefits to the region.

Gordon van Welie

ISO New England CEO Gordon van Welie rebuts implications in a Fortnightly column about the ISO’s “Pay for Performance” capacity market proposal.

Unwinding the Death Spiral

Rooftop solar, net metering, and the perils of utilityspeak.

Bruce W. Radford

The Sierra Club accuses utilities of trying to snuff out rooftop solar. Attorney Donald Sipe recommends RTO/ISO markets for natural gas.

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.

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