A Narrative Addressing the Greatest Challenge of Our Time
Matt Futch and Josh Freed
The electricity sector is currently stuck in a false zero sum mentality between providers, technology companies, and policymakers. In this first article of a series, we explore an alternative narrative based on three core operating principles.
Bumpy Road Ahead
Glenn R. George, Hans-Martin Ihle, and Miura Wataru
This is the first in a series of three articles related to power market reform in Japan and its implications both for Japan and globally.
We talked with Stan Garnett, former senior exec of two utilities, the day after the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union.
Stan Garnett, with Steve Mitnick
The Brexit vote neatly frames a rather historic episode in the utility industry worldwide.
We talked with Jim Rogers, former CEO of Duke Energy.
Jim Rogers, with Steve Mitnick
Duke is now made up of five companies that existed in 1992. There are three difficult tasks in doing a successful combination. One is to negotiate it. The second, maybe the most difficult task, is actually getting the approval at both the state and federal levels. And lastly, the really hard work of combining the companies. It’s getting the cost savings as well as the revenue enhancements associated with the transaction. It is keeping the most talented people.
Examining the problem for nuclear power shows value in informing the public.
What should be done to create market conditions to prevent the loss of the nation’s only zero-carbon large-scale baseload electricity source?
The anti-growth, anti-people extremists who started the anti-nuclear movement were wrong.
If nuclear were subsidized at the same levels as solar and wind, or allowed to contribute to state RPS, nuclear would continue to be highly economical.
Nuclear, a drain on our ability to deal with climate solutions, energy needs.
Russell Lowes and Edward Mainland
Dr. James Hansen, the renowned climate change scientist, has said that nuclear power is essential to combat climate change. We disagree. Nuclear energy is a boondoggle.
A put down of the industry’s innovation can be put aside
The last year of Edison’s life was vastly different from today. Residential electric consumption is about 140 times greater than 1930.
Deciding whether to go forward with a second license renewal.
A majority of nuclear power plant operators already have received operating license renewals – to operate their plants for 20 years beyond the 40 years outlined in their initial operating licenses. As utilities decide whether or not to invest in license renewal, they must consider three key questions.
Fortnightly’s new chief reflects on his background and our principles.
The public interest is the coin of this realm.