Microsoft’s Hohm joins the smart grid fray

Lynne Kiesling Microsoft announces its new Hohm service: Called “Hohm” (presumably, a play on the combination of “home and “Ohm”), the product will take advantage of smart grid data on energy use when it’s available. Even when it’s not, however, Hohm will allow users to input their own details and share the results of their … More Microsoft’s Hohm joins the smart grid fray

Another Waxman-Markey blemish: reinforcing the obsolete utility business model

Lynne Kiesling Over the past few days Josh Blonz at Common Tragedies had a couple of posts (here and here) about the permit allocation issues in the Waxman-Markey bill, and yesterday Tim Haab picked up the conversation thread. They are both focusing on the welfare and efficiency implications of the proposal to allocate permits to … More Another Waxman-Markey blemish: reinforcing the obsolete utility business model