EPA to power industry: Don’t worry about reliability, we can grant waivers

Michael Giberson Even an article in the New York Times is characterizing the spate of EPA regulations, recently issued or coming shortly, affecting the electric power industry as a “cascade.” Regional power grid operators have been reviewing their reliability projections and becoming alarmed. Here’s Matthew Wald in the Times: WASHINGTON — As 58 million people … More EPA to power industry: Don’t worry about reliability, we can grant waivers

The unsustainable Fair Trade business model

Michael Giberson Colleen Haight examines the past and present of Fair Trade-certified coffee and wonders whether it has a future in “The Problem with Fair Trade Coffee,” published at the Stanford Social Innovation Review. The title probably should have been “Problems,” plural, as more than one problem gets explored in the article. I’ve argued in … More The unsustainable Fair Trade business model