- Solar power technology continues to improve.
- Retail electric utility rate for 100% wind power dips below the standard rate. Likely just for one month, since gas prices are down from their recent peak.
- Texas retail market under pressure, but shows signs of progress. A well-capitalized firm with an understanding of risk management issues will do fine in the Texas retail environment.
- Five years after a few poorly trimmed trees, some over-active transmission line relays, a computer malfunction and a lack of awareness by utility staff led to the largest blackout in U.S. history.