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Why America’s power grid needs natural gas now more than ever

This week on Fortune.com, an article I wrote with David Spence: Now that the Obama administration has finalized its Clean Power Plan regulating greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the power sector, the focus of attention turns to the states, which … Continue reading

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Tesla’s Powerwall: an expensive option

Tesla’s new Powerwall, a home battery, has been widely reported in the media, and once again Elon Musk has spearheaded a very attractive product. In its press kit, Tesla touts the Powerwall for residential load shifting, backup, and storage of … Continue reading

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New and improved! Intro to Electric Power video course

“Introduction to Electric Power,” Dr. Baldick’s most popular course with attorneys and regulators across the country, is now updated and available on video! No traveling, no missed days of work. You get the same course — all the same materials … Continue reading

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More flexibility needed from gas trading

At the recent Austin Electricity Conference (held at The University of Texas), I chaired a panel session that examined the challenges at the gas-electricity nexus. Gas has been an important fuel for electricity in Texas for decades, but in other … Continue reading

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