Commentary

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    Mar 07, 2014 | Davis Swan
    There has been a lot of discussion about the electric vehicle revolution and what its impacts will be. Are EV's gaining traction or getting stuck in the mud?  Will they quickly replace internal combustion powered vehicles or will they represent a "green" niche market for decades to come? Will manufacturers be willing to lose billions of dollars on EV development forever or will they eventually make most of their profits from this technology?
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    Mar 05, 2014 | Bob Ashworth
    It is important to refute the bad rap that coal is getting. Coal gets a bad name because people say the carbon dioxide released to the atmosphere during the combustion of coal warms the earth. This is completely false.
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    Mar 04, 2014 | KRS Murthy
    I admire the energy of solar enthusiasts, much more than the Sun's light energy converted into electricity by solar panels. Journalists write on solar industries, some of them on some recent claims by PV scientists and technologists, and most importantly academicians, who claim to change the world of solar industry by their recent laboratory results.
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    Mar 03, 2014 | Mischa Popoff
    One of the perennial questions on every environmentalist's mind is: Who killed the electric car? The consensus is that big oil killed it through its political connections in Washington DC.
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    Feb 28, 2014 | Brian S. Heslin
    Several months ago we discussed the lack of coordination between the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ("FERC") and the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission ("CFTC") regarding energy market enforcement activities.
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    Feb 27, 2014 | Steven Ferrigno
    The shale revolution has driven down US energy bills, freed up household income and made North American businesses more competitive. Has dithering Europe already missed the boat?
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    Feb 26, 2014 | Sarah Battaglia
    Most people that deal with energy have heard of a deregulated electricity market. Still, many find it difficult to differentiate it from a regulated market. It can be a challenging concept to understand, but I'm here to explain the confusing parts and fill in any blanks.
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    Feb 26, 2014 | Brooke Davies
    This winter, Mother Nature has had consumers, governments, utility line workers, system managers, and CEOs all planning for the worst-an extended power outage. For the most part, utilities have been and are prepared to respond quickly and effectively to weather outage incidents, even where those incidents happen with little to no warning. More recently, utilities have turned their attention to another kind of risk-cyber attacks that could have similar impact on customers.
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    Feb 25, 2014 | Kenneth Wacks, Ph.D.
    Power utilities may significantly reduce operating costs and increase grid reliability if appropriate pricing signals or event notices are sent to assist the balancing of power supply and demand. By sending regional prices to energy-consuming devices in the home, it is possible to leverage and optimize the inherent energy storage and/or ability of appliances to modify consumption (with user cooperation) in real-time.
  • Feb 21, 2014 | Randy Burns
    Conventional wisdom may say that natural gas is the primary fuel of electricity generation in the PJM region given the following two facts: