ERCOT blackout hearings underway in Texas State Senate

Michael Giberson Via Houston Chronicle‘s Fuel Fix, notice of hearings on the ERCOT blackout being held Tuesday morning, February 15. Live now and should be archived later. More information from FuelFix: Blackout investigations start up this week ERCOT blackout: Changes already made to emergency procedures UPDATE: A link to ERCOT CEO’s presentation to its board … More ERCOT blackout hearings underway in Texas State Senate

Why do Americans drive more than Europeans?

Michael Giberson This result indicates that the quality of urban mobility infrastructure development can hard-wire either energy profligacy or energy efficiency into the system for decades.┬áIt also highlights the pernicious impact on long-term demand of low energy prices such as those driven by subsidies, particularly in emerging markets. From Shell’s Signals & Signposts: Shell Energy … More Why do Americans drive more than Europeans?

An experimental test of automated market power mitigation finds the procedures work

Michael Giberson The new International Journal of Industrial Organization is a special issue devoted to experimental analysis. Among the articles is research into automated market power mitigation procedures similar to the rules employed in the New York Independent System Operator. In brief, the authors find that automated conduct- and impact-based screening of offers succeeded in … More An experimental test of automated market power mitigation finds the procedures work