Experts debate how energy companies should be valued in the wake of electric restructuring and Enron.
Pack journalists feed off PG&E letter.
Overcoming many obstacles, energy technology continues to have potential.
Please Pass the Potatoes
Dynegy is hungry for your attention.
Dynegy's Chuck Watson never had much of an appetite for seeing his company's name in lights.
The Year of Living Dangerously
Industry hopes its centralized assets aren't in the crosshairs.
When the topic of U.S. energy security comes up, OPEC typically springs to mind. Sure enough, following the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, politicians and energy executives quickly rallied before the public for less reliance on oil supply from OPEC member nations, and for bolstering domestic energy production.
Natural Gas Hedging: A Primer for Utilities and Regulators
What commissions need to learn.
What LDCs should already know.
The facts are now in. If utilities had hedged their natural gas purchases during the 1990s, they could have earned windfalls for those they serve, given the wild price gyrations of the past decade (). Yet few if any households or businesses saw any windfall, because few utilities were engaged in futures and other derivatives markets.
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3 Henry R. Linden, "Let's Focus on Sustainability, Not Kyoto," The Electricity Journal, Vol. 12, No. 2, March 1999, pp. 56-67.