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Fortnightly Magazine - July 1 2001

What Price an Easement? Setting Market Value in Fiber Optic Corridorsl

How a landmark case on landowner compensation could make or break the industry.
Wayne C. Lusvardi and Charles B. Warren, ASA


The Bush Plan and Beyond: Toward a More Rational U.S. Energy Policy

Any plan to reduce energy consumption should rest on economics — not ideology.
Henry R. Linden

1 "Annual Energy Outlook 2001 With Projections to 2020," Energy Information Administration, Document No. DOE/EIA-0383(2001), December 2000.

2 Oil Resources Panel and Commentary by W.L. Fisher et al, "An Assessment of the Oil Resource Base of the United States," U.S. Department of Energy, Bartlesville Project Office, Document No. DOE/BC-93/1/SF (October 1992).

3 Henry R. Linden, "Let's Focus on Sustainability, Not Kyoto," The Electricity Journal, Vol. 12, No. 2, March 1999, pp. 56-67.

Reading the T&D Leaves: How Interest Rates Influence Prices for Wires Services

The strong correlation holds lessons for power marketers, who naturally will build large short positions on delivery service.
David A. Foti

Y = a + b1X1 + b2X2 +.... bkXk + e

Y = Dependent Variable
X = Independent Variable
a = Y-Intercept
b = Coefficient
ie = Error Term


FERC's California plan needs pressing, to fix blatant gaffes on NOx, demand bids, and megawatt laundering.
Bruce W. Radford


Taken to the Cleaners




The case against re-regulating the electric industry.
Charles M. Studness, Ph.D.

The case against re-regulating the electric industry.


More ruminations on the "stranded ratepayer."



Off Peak

There's no getting around it—price caps aren't for everyone.

Off Peak

July 1, 2001

L.A. Loves a Loophole


There's no getting around it—price caps aren't for everyone.



MAY 25, 2001