Iowa Flooding and Price Gouging

Michael Giberson Tornadoes and floods have led to official declarations of disasters for parts of at least four states (Oklahoma, Missouri, Iowa, and Texas). All four states have laws against excessive price increases after emergencies, at least for the counties covered by the disaster declaration, and three of the Attorney Generals have issued a press … More Iowa Flooding and Price Gouging

Is Iowa Solar Power Ruling a Camel’s Nose into Electric Utility’s Monopoly Tent?

Michael Giberson Eagle Point Solar, a for-profit solar power installer and operator, proposed to build a solar PV array on a Dubuque, Iowa municipal building under a long-term contract with the city. Under the contract, Eagle Point would own the solar array and sell power to the city in a “behind the meter” arrangement. The … More Is Iowa Solar Power Ruling a Camel’s Nose into Electric Utility’s Monopoly Tent?

Which of These Former Elected Officials Doesn’t Love Ethanol Mandates? Al Gore, Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum

Michael Giberson Which of these former elected officials doesn’t love ethanol mandates? Is it former vice president Al Gore, Democrat from Tennessee; former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, Republican from Georgia; or former Senator Rick Santorum, Republican from Pennsylvania? The answer is…