Futurepundit: Peak Shifting Requires Regulatory Reform

Lynne Kiesling Boy oh boy, Randall is really barking up my tree in this post on the cost-saving benefits of precooling buildings! Some of the technology developments needed to allow demand shifting are pretty low tech. It is easy to develop a computer program that will vary the thermostat setting as a function of the … More Futurepundit: Peak Shifting Requires Regulatory ReformMore Futurepundit: Peak Shifting Requires Regulatory Reform

My Home Is Heated By … Corn?

Lynne Kiesling Check out this very interesting fact from this recent FuturePundit post on using corn as a fuel: And Dennis Buffington, a professor of engineering at Penn State University, provided these figures in a recent Wall Street Journal story about corn stoves: For 1 million BTUs of heat, it takes $16.47 in natural gas, … More My Home Is Heated By … Corn?More My Home Is Heated By … Corn?

International Energy: What Is Going On?

Lynne Kiesling Hmmm … another Western-looking former Soviet satellite experiences disruptions to their natural gas supplies. This time it’s Georgia, not Ukraine, but one has to wonder if this is a coincidence. Certainly Georgia President Saakashvili sees dastardly intentions behind the incident: Accusations by Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili that Russia is to blame for the … More International Energy: What Is Going On?More International Energy: What Is Going On?

Go Steelers!

Lynne Kiesling Todd Zywicki beat me to it this morning, so I will only add that I knew this was going to happen, have known it all season … but I’ve known it in the sense that Mike Madison articulated a few days ago: Steeler fans — and this includes Steeler fans everywhere, even in … More Go Steelers!More Go Steelers!