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Does decentralization make sense?

I attended The Sixth Annual Austin Electricity Conference last month, which included panels on decentralization (which I moderated), electricity business models, future grid design, and Mexican electricity market restructuring. My panel asked: Does decentralization made sense? We had  discussions about … Continue reading

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How global-friendly are western energy solutions?

I recently presented a seminar, “Meeting Worldwide Demand for Electricity,” at the IEEE Innovators, Engineers & Entrepreneurs workshop in Austin. My point: we can’t just export approaches that work in the west to the rest of the world, because these … Continue reading

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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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