Calendar of Events

Apr 14, 2014 to Apr 16, 2014 | Atlanta, GA
Apr 28, 2014 | New York, NY

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Frontlines & Op-Ed

Elevated Risk

In an open letter to directors, IBM’s energy security lead recommends appointing a senior executive with authority to effect cultural change.

Andy Bochman

Achieving security requires a new office in the C-suite. An open letter to utility directors.

No Going Back

Free markets are not a fad.

By Michael T. Burr, Editor-in-Chief

Half-hearted deregulation hobbles the forces of supply and demand before they can get out of the gate.

Learning from the States

Energy strategy outside the Beltway.

Thomas J. Sloan

National policymakers will find allies in state legislators who are focused on how to improve the environment and maintain service reliability.

'Resilience'

A new watchword for the industry and its regulators.

Michael T. Burr, Editor-in-Chief

If the concept of resilience—including cyber and physical security—had been baked into the industry’s culture from the beginning, the energy grid might look a lot different from what it does today.

Responding to Prof. Hogan

APPA questions the benefits attributed to organized power markets.

Elise Caplan

Unless the regulatory paradigm fairly balances the interests of both load and generation, the utility industry will be condemned to continued upheaval.

Partnering on Pipeline Safety

The state regulator’s perspective on gas infrastructure inspections and investments.

Philip B. Jones and Paul J. Roberti

As aging pipelines bring safety concerns, regulators and utilities must cooperate to ensure investments deliver the greatest value for customers.

Franchise Fracas

Will Boulder be the last city to go muni? Don’t bet on it.

Michael T. Burr, Editor-in-Chief

When the goals of a utility and its host community aren’t in sync, breakups happen.

Islands in the Storm

Microgrids begin to make economic sense.

Michael T. Burr, Editor-in-Chief

With microgrids in place, doomsday preppers wouldn't need to worry so much about a zombie plague.

Perfect Superstorm

Could carbon taxes emerge in the election aftermath?

Michael T. Burr, Editor-in-Chief

Since Obama won reelection, we must ask whether we’d rather have EPA cracking down on carbon emissions, or whether a legislated framework would be better for everyone.

Maximum Burden

The electricity price increases from the proposed EPA Utility MACT will act as a regressive tax on the elderly.

Roger H. Bezdek

Although EPA claims its tough new clean air regulations will improve public health, in fact they’ll measurably degrade the health of Florida seniors.

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