What Do You Look For In Kp? Let Me Know

Lynne Kiesling In anticipation of Movable Type 4.0 coming out of beta in the future, I have started thinking about feature, content, and design changes that might be desirable here. My short list: I am considering going back to a two-column format, which will make the side column waaaaaay long, because I don’t really want … More What Do You Look For In Kp? Let Me KnowMore What Do You Look For In Kp? Let Me Know

The Smart Grid and Sustainable It

Lynne Kiesling Ted Samson at InfoWorld’s Sustainable IT blog had a pretty thorough post last week about smart grid technology and its economic and operational value. Essentially, a smart grid is an intelligent electricity-delivery system, through which energy suppliers and consumers are all interconnected through a network. Smart meters are installed at homes and business … More The Smart Grid and Sustainable ItMore The Smart Grid and Sustainable It

Pricing and Technology Combine To Help Consumers Manage Energy Costs

Lynne Kiesling Tuesday’s Wall Street Journal had an article by Rebecca Smith that discussed some of the most innovative residential electricity service offerings in the country. She accurately points out how the combination of dynamic pricing and innovative end-user technology can empower residential customers to observe their actual electricity use, control their own behavior, and … More Pricing and Technology Combine To Help Consumers Manage Energy CostsMore Pricing and Technology Combine To Help Consumers Manage Energy Costs

Flightstats

Lynne Kiesling Have you all seen the FlightStats site? It’s got loads of travel tools, including a real-time flight tracker. I used it last week to time my trip to the airport to pick Diane up. Highly recommended, particularly in light of the predicted travel delays for the rest of the summer. … More Flightstats

How Biofuels Could Starve The Poor

Lynne Kiesling How Biofuels Could Starve the Poor is an article in the May/June 2007 issue of Foreign Affairs by Ford Runge and Benjamin Senauer. It’s a well-written, thorough analysis of the widespread effects of government policies favoring biofuels. Their focus is international, discussing EU initiatives on biodiesel as well as Brazil’s experience with cane-based … More How Biofuels Could Starve The PoorMore How Biofuels Could Starve The Poor

Every Consumer Benefits from Small Reductions in Peak Demand

Michael Giberson The Philadelphia Inquirer ran an excellent story about the PJM electric power market, market performance on high demand days, and the growing interest in managing demand by engaging consumers. Excerpts: It was at 4 p.m. last Aug. 2, toward the end of a midsummer heat wave, when the Philadelphia region’s power-plant fleet began … More Every Consumer Benefits from Small Reductions in Peak DemandMore Every Consumer Benefits from Small Reductions in Peak Demand

More on Prediction Market Manipulation

Michael Giberson I cross-posted “Deep-Pocketed Manipulators are a Prediction Market’s Friend” at prediction market group blog Midas Oracle, where it generated a counter post from Stanford prof. Eric Zitzewitz, “Is Manipulation Good for a Prediction Market? Accuracy Isn’t Everything.” I replied with “What should be Done about Manipulation of Prediction Markets?” Also of note, a … More More on Prediction Market ManipulationMore More on Prediction Market Manipulation