Final Blackout Report Released Today

The U.S.-Canada Power System Outage Task Force released its final report on the August 2003 blackout today. From the press release: Recommendations include the following: * Implementation of mandatory and enforceable electricity reliability standards in both the United States and Canada, with penalties for noncompliance, backed by appropriate government oversight; * Strengthening the institutional framework … More Final Blackout Report Released TodayMore Final Blackout Report Released Today

Prisoner Of Azkaban Trailer

For you Harry Potter fans, the trailer for Prisoner of Azkaban is available, in different speeds and formats. Whoever taught Emma Watson how to throw a good punch did a nice job. This is gonna be fun. … More Prisoner Of Azkaban Trailer

More On Bundling At Econlog

Arnold Kling has more to say on bundling, including a new Tech Central Station column and good links. … More More On Bundling At Econlog

Cotc At Crazy Pundit

Carnival of the Capitalists is at Crazy Pundit this week. Many interesting posts, including Martin Lindeskog’s a free market is a fair market. I have not been a very good citizen the past couple of weeks in submissions, but I hope to redeem myself by hosting in a couple of weeks. Submissions can be sent … More Cotc At Crazy PunditMore Cotc At Crazy Pundit

Steve Verdon And Gas Prices

Steve Verdon’s Friday post on gas prices has a lot of useful information and links. Check it out. … More Steve Verdon And Gas Prices

Hot Air At The Pump

Thankfully, someone at the Chicago Tribune knows how to use a GDP deflator. Their editorial from Sunday is pretty good. They even allude to the fact that northern IL and WI constitute a “fuel island” because of the fuel oxygenate requirements. … More Hot Air At The Pump

Terry Barnich On Kerry’s Energy Plan In The Tribune

Terry Barnich had an oped in Sunday’s Chicago Tribune commenting on John Kerry’s energy proposals. Terry roundly castigates Kerry’s backward-looking thinking. But the parts I find most interesting about the piece occur where he articulates a different vision for energy policy and strategy: While Kerry’s proposal to deplete the strategic reserve is the most seriously … More Terry Barnich On Kerry’s Energy Plan In The TribuneMore Terry Barnich On Kerry’s Energy Plan In The Tribune