Concert Review: Hot Hot Heat, Bedouin Soundclash, and De Novo Dahl

Lynne Kiesling Last Thursday we saw De Novo Dahl, Bedouin Soundclash, and Hot Hot Heat at the Vic in Chicago. Punch line: great show, very fun. More below the fold. … More Concert Review: Hot Hot Heat, Bedouin Soundclash, and De Novo Dahl

Bay & Environment Blog

Lynne Kiesling Thanks to Jesse Walker at Reason for the link to the Baltimore Sun’s Bay & Environment Blog. If, like me, you are interested in environmental issues pertaining to water use, this site looks like it will be quite useful. The current top post by Rona Kobell prompts me to think about something that … More Bay & Environment BlogMore Bay & Environment Blog

The Regulatory Compact and Its Consequences for Innovation

Lynne Kiesling The regulatory policies of the past century in the electricity industry have enshrined the regulatory compact: in return for being granted a monopoly franchise with legal entry barriers, the regulated utility assumed an obligation to serve all customers in their service territory who desired service. The compensation received for this bargain is an … More The Regulatory Compact and Its Consequences for InnovationMore The Regulatory Compact and Its Consequences for Innovation

Nuclear Energy’s Rebirth: Good Economics, Some Environmental Credentials, and Great Subsidies

Michael Giberson It seems I may have left off a critical point in my comment on regulation and the apparent rebirth of nuclear power. Following the insightful commentary in Loren Steffy’s column in the Houston Chronicle, I highlighted that in many cases stockholders would assume the risks of cost overruns or poor performance, rather than … More Nuclear Energy’s Rebirth: Good Economics, Some Environmental Credentials, and Great SubsidiesMore Nuclear Energy’s Rebirth: Good Economics, Some Environmental Credentials, and Great Subsidies