Marc Gunther on GE and DC, and how to reduce the influence of special interests

Michael Giberson I complained the other day about a modest little $13 million grant of U.S. taxpayer money to General Electric for some research into high temperature electronics.  The electronics are intended for deep well drilling applications such as for oil and gas or geothermal resource development.  The program is just one of many, many… More Marc Gunther on GE and DC, and how to reduce the influence of special interests

The REVISED history of electric competition in Lubbock

Michael Giberson At the time of the initial announcement that Lubbock Power & Light would acquire the distribution assets of competing electric utility Xcel within the city, leaving LP&L as a monopolist, I took note of several inconvenient statements about the benefits of competition included in official LP&L history.  (See “The (soon to be revised)… More The REVISED history of electric competition in Lubbock