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Jul 13, 2014 to Jul 16, 2014 | Dallas, TX
Aug 04, 2014 to Aug 15, 2014 | Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Aug 11, 2014 to Aug 12, 2014 | New York, NY

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Frontlines & Op-Ed

Frontlines

Bankruptcy may not be better for ratepayers.
Richard Stavros

Frontlines

Bankruptcy may not be better for ratepayers.

Frontlines

Forecasters seem at odds over timing for recovery of power prices and earnings.
Richard Stavros

Frontlines

The ISO graples with the politics of scarity.
Bruce W. Radford

The ISO graples with the politics of scarity.

In regions that have embraced electric industry restructuring, such as New York, New England, and the mid-Atlantic states, where independent system operators (ISOs) have taken over and the standard market design (SMD) has grabbed a foothold over bulk power transactions, one fascinating question still dogs theorists and policymakers alike:

Is a power supply shortage really all that bad?

Letters to the Editor / Corrections, Clarifications

Corrections, Clarifications
Jacob Williams VP Generation Development, Peabody Energy jwilliams@peabodyenergy.com

To the Editor:

I read your May 15, 2003, "Frontlines" column ("Grid Glut?") and have to respectfully take issue with a couple of your thoughts.

Frontlines

The United States must turn overseas for natural gas supplies, in spite of worries about energy independence.
Richard Stavros

Frontlines

The United States must turn overseas for natural gas supplies, in spite of worries about energy independence.
Richard Stavros

Letters to the Editor / Corrections, Clarifications

Corrections, Clarifications
Jacob Williams VP Generation Development, Peabody Energy jwilliams@peabodyenergy.com

To the Editor:

I read your May 15, 2003, "Frontlines" column ("Grid Glut?") and have to respectfully take issue with a couple of your thoughts.

Frontlines

NRG's bankruptcy is challenging creditors' resolve to back merchants until power prices rebound.
Richard Stavros

NRG's bankruptcy is challenging creditors' resolve to back merchants until power prices rebound.

A common complaint in the last few months by would-be buyers of merchant assets has been that all the choice power plants have been pledged as collateral to commercial banks in order to stave off bankruptcy. That's why not many transactions have taken place, merchant asset buyers say, as everything else in the market isn't worth the price being offered.

Letters to the Editor

Amory B. Lovins: It's startling to see in the such nonsense as Andrew Rudin's "Feel-Good Electric Waste" (April 1). He argues that since more efficient use of electricity has merely reduced rather than reversed growth of kilowatt-hour consumption—because the services provided grew even faster—efficient use is bad for the environment and "has not worked." Indeed, it makes us "just waste more electricity, only more efficiently than before."

Frontlines

Carrots haven't worked. FERC needs to get tough on backing its SMD vision.
Richard Stavros

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