Net Metering In Iowa

Michael Giberson On July 21, 2004, the Iowa Supreme Court issued an opinion in the case of Windway v. Midland Power Cooperative, ordering Midland to allow net metering to the owner of a 65-kilowatt wind turbine. [See story at IREC website.] Under net metering, a retail energy consumer with a small generator is only billed … More Net Metering In IowaMore Net Metering In Iowa

Betting On Science Gives Better Results

Lynne Kiesling Thanks to Tyler Cowen for this post about betting on physics research. I love the quote he pulled, and that the researcher is willing to go 6-1 on the Higgs particle. I’ve long thought that Robin Hanson was right, and that people putting money on things (i.e., walking the talk) would enhance our … More Betting On Science Gives Better ResultsMore Betting On Science Gives Better Results

Off To Dallas

Lynne Kiesling I’m at the airport, on the way to give a talk at the Dallas Fed on a recently-completed research paper. Shall we start the pool on how many minutes late my flight will be tonight? Or should I say hours? … More Off To Dallas

Three Cheers For The Us Women’s Soccer Team

Lynne Kiesling Congratulations to the U.S. women’s soccer team, which won the gold medal on Thursday in Athens. The last five of the leading players from the 1991 World Cup team are retiring after this game. I think C. W. Nevius in the San Francisco Chronicle got it right when he wrote about the silent … More Three Cheers For The Us Women’s Soccer TeamMore Three Cheers For The Us Women’s Soccer Team