Derivatives could have lessened California blackouts, researcher says

A systematic use of market contracts, called options, purchased before the crisis happened, might have alleviated it, says Philip Protter, a researcher at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y.

GOLDEN, Colo., Feb. 16, 2001 – An exhibit that demonstrates how renewable energy sources can bring needed electricity to developing nations worldwide opens Feb. 20 at the Visitors Center of the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

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