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Here’s a little grid roundup: a USA Today editorial from last week on the barriers facing transmission upgrades. Here’s one they forgot: the tax treatment of the heavily depreciated asset base means that utilities have little incentive to sell their transmission assets to a more consolidated owner that could internalize a lot of these goofy … More More Grid ArticlesMore More Grid Articles

New Blog On The Block: Marginal Revolution

A lovely double entendre … I encourage you all to check out Marginal Revolution, a new blog by George Mason University economists Tyler Cowen and Alex Tabarrok. Some of you may be familiar with Tyler from his research and his posting at The Volokh Conspiracy. Tyler and Alex are incredibly insightful and sure to be … More New Blog On The Block: Marginal RevolutionMore New Blog On The Block: Marginal Revolution

Yet Another Federal Investigation Of Gasoline Price Spikes

Okay, let’s review. In the last two weeks of August we had 1. a burst pipeline in Arizona 2. six refineries out of service for up to a week because of the blackout 3. an impending Labor Day holiday So the increase in gasoline prices was the result of price gouging, right? At least that’s … More Yet Another Federal Investigation Of Gasoline Price SpikesMore Yet Another Federal Investigation Of Gasoline Price Spikes