Wind power, birds, public policy, and the irrational fears of non-voters

Michael Giberson Should public policy accommodate the irrational fears of non-voters? In this case, the phrase “irrational fears” refers to a seemingly innate overwhelming aversion to vertical structures, namely wind turbines and high-voltage transmission lines, and “non-voters” refers to the lesser prairie chicken. A few weeks ago the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal ran a story on wildlife … More Wind power, birds, public policy, and the irrational fears of non-voters

Home energy management and home security product bundling

Lynne Kiesling In a Cnet Green Tech article, Martin LaMonica points to some developments in an area that I’ve been pushing on for years: the potential consumer value creation from bundling residential electricity service with home security services. The potential for such bundling is one example of why I argue so emphatically for retail competition: … More Home energy management and home security product bundling

7 individual energy management iPhone apps

Lynne Kiesling I’ve had several conversations with people my age and younger who work in the electricity end-use technology space in which we use a particular shorthand for the change in culture and mindset that we want to see happen in the retail electricity industry: “there’s an app for that.” In our conversations it’s shorthand … More 7 individual energy management iPhone apps