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Regulation as hindrance and hero in electricity markets

By James C. Perhaps no industry relies so heavily on the interwoven relationship between free-market actors and government as electricity generation. Indeed, every case we’ve encountered thus far in the semester has in some form tackled the relationship between producers and regulators. Whether we are examining renewable energy mandates (Verengo Solar Plus!) or the interplay […]

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Pumped storage offers Colbun and renewable generators additional options

By Jason W. The Colbun case brought to light many of the issues facing power generators today. Fuel price fluctuations, growing energy demand, and changing regulatory environments have made capital investment decisions in the power generation space increasingly difficult. These issues coupled with climate change concerns and the desire to increase generation from renewable sources […]

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A Fuel Cell in Every Home

By Colleen Not as satisfying for carnivores, perhaps, as a chicken in every pot but when you work in the fuel cell industry (full disclosure: I once did), that is the stuff of which dreams are made.  The same goes for any distributed generation manufacturer—none would be opposed to having their particular technology whether a […]

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For debate: Should shale gas be extracted in the UK?

By Clare Today’s Colbun-related discussions about energy mix decisions, building on the property of many private citizens, and the different perspectives on what is “environmentally friendly”, reminded me of the debate in the UK about shale gas. The estimate for the amount of shale gas found in Britain doubled during this summer to 1329 trillion […]

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