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What Everyone Should Know About Deregulated Electricity Markets

January 21, 2014 by 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.[read more]

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Electricity Utilities Must Evolve or Die: Are They Up to the Task?

August 19, 2013 by Jesse Jenkins
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Electricity Market Development

It’s a tough time to be an electricity utility in Europe. A confluence of factors, including the rising use of renewables, falling wholesale prices, and the growth of distributed generation and energy efficiency are eroding traditional utility market shares and putting profits in free fall.[read more]

Electricity Industry: JP Morgan and Market Complexity

August 14, 2013 by James Bushnell

JP Morgan has recently settled charges that its “creative” bidding practices represented market abuse (or manipulation) for just over $400 million. These kinds of abuses always bring on search for a deeper meaning in the direction of the electricity industry.[read more]

Road to Daegu Series: Affordable, Sustainable Energy for the US

August 1, 2013 by Sheila Oliva

The U.S. is the world’s largest electricity market, as the country accounts for twenty percent of the global power demand. An “unconventional revolution” is underway: coal is decreasing, natural gas on the rise, emissions are down and energy security is improving.[read more]

Is Solar Energy Prepared to Enter a Post-Subsidy World? [VIDEO]

April 27, 2013 by Stephen Lacey
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Let's start out with a fact: the free market for energy is a myth. Every country uses subsidies in some way to encourage production and dictate consumption of different forms of energy.[read more]

Electricity: Ready for Centre Stage (Part 5 – Priorities for Government and Industry … Continued…)

March 8, 2010 by Pierre Guimond

In our last post in this series, we looked at the first of five timely and relevant new priorities for governments and industry to address for the future of electricity. Here are a few more of these priorities, as I see them… Carbon Pricing   The vision of a unitary, fully interlinked global carbon agreement is...[read more]

Choice and competition protect consumers of healthcare … and electricity

September 10, 2009 by Lynne Kiesling

Matt Welch does a sharp and thorough textual exegesis of parts of President Obama’s speech to Congress on healthcare (health care?) last night, in his article on the accusations of lying that are flying around Washington these days. Matt’s final paragraph struck me, not just because I think he (and President Obama, in this case) is...[read more]