Keeping some speculators out of the oil market may lead to higher oil prices

Michael Giberson From Fortune-Investor Daily: If Congress or the CFTC forces through stiff curbs on futures trading by so-called “speculators” — i.e. investors who use futures to bet on future price movements but don’t buy actual oil — it may lead to higher, not lower, oil prices over the long term. Why? Imagine you’re an … More Keeping some speculators out of the oil market may lead to higher oil prices

Newsweek smart grid article

Lynne Kiesling Last week Newsweek had an article on smart grid investments and projects that provides a good overview, focusing on the newly-funded Department of Energy demonstration projects. Many of you will already know more about these than the details provide in the article, but it’s a good overview if you don’t.

NIST Smart Grid Workshop

Lynne Kiesling I’m at a NIST smart grid workshop, where the objective is to take the identified, prioritized smart grid interoperability standards requirements and start working on the game plan for developing interoperability standards out of them. Toby Considine sat next to me yesterday morning and wrote about his observations, so I’ll spare you mine, … More NIST Smart Grid Workshop