You can’t always get what you want: Or, why oil production declines with rock and roll

Michael Giberson From the “too good not to share” category: “The Hubbert Peak Theory of Rock, or, Why We’re All Out of Good Songs,” from the pop culture scrutineers at Overthinking It. A few years ago, Rolling Stone magazine added fuel to the music snobbery fire with its “500 Greatest Songs of All Time” list.  … More You can’t always get what you want: Or, why oil production declines with rock and roll

New meters enabling new rate designs by competitive power suppliers in Texas

Michael Giberson Many companies offer retail electric power contracts in the competitive retail portions of Texas, but for a long time the contracts have been kind of, you know, boring: either fixed rate or variable, if fixed then for 1 or 2 years. Renewable content offerings provided a little color, ranging up to 100 percent. … More New meters enabling new rate designs by competitive power suppliers in Texas

Electricity and water-understand the relationship that is causing problems

Michael Giberson In parts of the United States (and worldwide), limited availability of water is limiting the ability to build new power plants. While the water-energy connection has been of interest for some time, particularly in more arid areas, the issue has seemed to be more in the news of late. (I.e., this news article … More Electricity and water-understand the relationship that is causing problems