Reduced air emissions due to wind power: More

Michael Giberson Kent Hawkins has a further post at Master Resource examining the effects of wind power on overall emissions produced in a power system. In the post Hawkins examines the Michael Milligan et al, article, “Wind Power Myths Debunked,” appearing in the most recent IEEE Power and Energy Magazine (an article mentioned in comments … More Reduced air emissions due to wind power: More

Thankful for lax security at Turkey Point?

Michael Giberson The Miami Herald reports that early Thanksgiving morning smugglers dropped 30-plus Cuban migrants off on the property of the Turkey Point nuclear power plant, 25 miles south of Miami.  Apparently the group remained undetected on the property for about 8 hours, at which time the group called the plant’s control room seeking a … More Thankful for lax security at Turkey Point?

Power market design example

Michael Giberson Ever wonder what a RTO power market design looks like?  Here is one view, in the form of the 106-page “Mid Level Description” of the Southwest Power Pool market currently under development.  (Note that the link is to a 1.4 MB zip file which contains the “SPP Future Markets Design/Energy and Operating Reserve … More Power market design example

Easterly on the civil war in development economics

Michael Giberson William Easterly writes, “Few people outside academia realize how badly Randomized Evaluation has polarized academic development economists for and against.” That claim seems reasonable enough. I’d bet few people outside academia know what randomized evaluation is. Frankly, I’d bet you could survey economists on the floor of the upcoming American Economic Association meetings … More Easterly on the civil war in development economics