The massive electricity outage in India several weeks ago reminded me of a striking graph I saw recently. I have a soft spot in my heart for graphs. A picture … Continue Reading Air Conditioning and Energy Demand in India
Nuclear plant operations aren’t usually at the center of boardroom drama, but that’s precisely what’s happening in the latest controversy over the Duke-Progress merger. Duke Energy, after a year-and-a-half convincing … Continue Reading Nuclear Operations Front and Center in Duke-Progress Merger Spectacle
In Tokyo, where I traveled recently, protestors thronged the sidewalks outside the Prime Minister’s office as he agonized over re-opening two of the country’s 54 nuclear power reactors—they’d been shuttered … Continue Reading Nuclear Safety
Southern Nevada, where I vacationed recently during my kids’ spring break, provides a stroll (actually, 75 MPH drive) through U.S. electric power generation history. First, there’s Hoover Dam, the nearly … Continue Reading The Lunch Table: More than Just Casinos in Southern Nevada
Occasionally, we will post informal commentaries based on the lunch-time conversations around our conference table. Some may wander into marketing, engineering, politics, or psychology, but they’ll always be focused on … Continue Reading The Lunch Table: Are Apples Really More Energy Efficient Than Dells?
Vice President’ Xi Jinping’s visit to the United States last week focused attention on the Chinese economy. NPR’s Talk of the Nation, for instance, featured Rob Gifford, the China editor … Continue Reading The Rising Chinese Middle Class