Transmission Construction In The Delmarva Peninsula

PJM reports new transmission construction on the Delmarva Peninsula. Delmarva is a notorious load pocket in Maryland/Virginia on the eastern shore, and has been struggling with increased demands for power and NIMBY concerns about building new generation and transmission. This report suggests that some compromise has been achieved, because there have been both generation and … More Transmission Construction In The Delmarva PeninsulaMore Transmission Construction In The Delmarva Peninsula

Envirospin Watch

Envirospin Watch is a thoughtful blog by Philip Stott, who is largely looking at how the UK media reports on climate change science and policy. It’s quite informative and light on invective and emotion, which is all too prevalent in climate change discussions. … More Envirospin Watch

Lowering Tariffs Is Good. Period, Full Stop.

I noticed two interesting articles touching on international trade today. The first is Arvind Panagariya’s Foreign Policy article coming out this month. He busts a bunch of myths and urban legends about the effects of trade and trade barriers (as well as providing evidence that supports truths): “Rich Countries Are More Protectionist Than Poor Ones” … More Lowering Tariffs Is Good. Period, Full Stop.More Lowering Tariffs Is Good. Period, Full Stop.

Expectations Of Number Portability Are Starting To Have Effects

The FCC issues guidelines on implementing number portabiilty starting November 24: The commission said companies should complete a phone-number switch between wireless carriers within 2 1/2 hours, a time already set as a goal by most major carriers. The FCC said the time period is not mandatory, but the commission would reconsider that if it … More Expectations Of Number Portability Are Starting To Have EffectsMore Expectations Of Number Portability Are Starting To Have Effects

Recording Industry Update

This Wired article from Wednesday points to an interesting case: a record label that enables sharing, lets you try before you buy, and splits the proceeds of sales 50/50 with artists from the get go. This label, Magnatune, has about 50 signed artists. Also interesting is that the artists retain rights to the songs; they … More Recording Industry UpdateMore Recording Industry Update

Hockey Season Begins

So my beloved Pittsburgh Penguins start the hockey season tonight at home against the Los Angeles Kings. Mario Lemieux is on the roster, and it also looks like we’re pretty deep with talent both young and experienced at center, so the team’s fortunes won’t hinge so dramatically on his health. Martin Straka continues, and continues … More Hockey Season BeginsMore Hockey Season Begins