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Lynne Kiesling You will note in the left margin that the final step of officialdom has occurred — Mike now has a KP email address. Kinda like the 21st century version of Steve Martin in “The Jerk” when he sees his name in the phone book … not that Mike isn’t someone unless he has … More Updated Contact InformationMore Updated Contact Information

Costly Prohibition Of Grapevine Gene Splicing Threatens California Wine

Lynne Kiesling As if I don’t have enough regulatory reasons to want to bang my head against the wall … Iain Murray’s recent post over at The Commons about Pierce’s Disease, and how the EPA’s overbearing regulation of gene-spliced plants reduces the genetic resistance of the vines, is utterly appalling. This is a ridiculous regulation … More Costly Prohibition Of Grapevine Gene Splicing Threatens California WineMore Costly Prohibition Of Grapevine Gene Splicing Threatens California Wine

Learners, Learned, And Status Quo Bias

Lynne Kiesling As I mentioned earlier, I have been thinking about status quo bias and policy change. So I was primed to be looking for things even when in leisure reading mode, apparently. I was cruising around and ended up at Sand in the Gears, where in a recent post Tony Woodlief points out two … More Learners, Learned, And Status Quo BiasMore Learners, Learned, And Status Quo Bias

Technology Liberation Front: Splitters!

Lynne Kiesling I am enjoying the new Technology Liberation Front blog, with pithy comments from many notable technology and Internet analysts. Although I note a distinct absence of energy technology analysts in their realm , not that I’m biased or anything … And if you’re wondering at my title to this post, I refer you … More Technology Liberation Front: Splitters!More Technology Liberation Front: Splitters!

Status Quo Bias, Policy Change, And Experiment

Lynne Kiesling In the past couple of weeks I’ve been thinking a lot about the problem of status quo bias in the context of achieving meaningful policy change in the electric power industry. If it’s natural for us to prefer the status quo even in the face of beneficial change, how can we overcome those … More Status Quo Bias, Policy Change, And ExperimentMore Status Quo Bias, Policy Change, And Experiment