A Big Day for Google 2: Power Meter and Ted!

Lynne Kiesling Google is ringing both of my dominant bells today. Today they announced their first official device partner for the Power Meter — TED 5000 (TED = The Energy Detective). Power Meter + TED = ability for homeowners to monitor their own electricity consumption, regardless of whether they have a digital meter, retail product … More A Big Day for Google 2: Power Meter and Ted!

A Big Day for Google 1: Verizon and Google

Lynne Kiesling I am about to benefit from being an early-but-not-first adopter in the smart phone market! Today Google and Verizon announced that they will be issuing two new phones on Verizon using Google’s Android operating system. I was already planning to leave Verizon in March upon the end of my contract because I wanted … More A Big Day for Google 1: Verizon and Google

Does Ferc Have Jurisdiction over Installed Capacity Requirements in Wholesale Power Systems?

Michael Giberson Does the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) asserted authority over the Installed Capacity Requirement, on the ground that it is “a practice affecting rates,” contravene the Federal Power Act’s specific limits on FERC’s authority, and express preservation of State authority over generation facilities and system adequacy? That is the question for the U.S. … More Does Ferc Have Jurisdiction over Installed Capacity Requirements in Wholesale Power Systems?

Did Prediction Markets Miss the Call on Chicago’s Olympic Bid?

Michael Giberson The IOC recently selected Rio de Janerio over three competing bids to host the 2016 summer Olympic games.  The Chicago bid was favored in public prediction markets, with prices at Intrade between 50 and 60 at the time of decision and prices at Betfair implying about a 50 percent chance.  Did the prediction … More Did Prediction Markets Miss the Call on Chicago’s Olympic Bid?