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ELP Volume 80 Issue 5

EL&P talks about power, history with EPRI’s shining Starr

Dr. Chauncey Starr was the founding President, and later Vice Chairman of the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). After serving more than a decade, he was appointed President Emeritus, the position he still holds. He recently celebrated his 90th birthday.

EL&P weathers the Great Depression

There were lean years for EL&P in the 1930s. For a magazine that averaged a hundred pages or more in the 1920s, it saw a significant cutback around 1933.

EL&P tunes in, turns on and doesn’t drop out

The 1960s was a turbulent decade famous for hippies, mod colors, the Beatles and restless political agendas most poignantly symbolized in Timothy Leary's famous slogan "Tune in, turn on and drop out."

Energy crisis looms large in the 1970s

With the very first issue of 1970, EL&P was already examining one of the two major stories of the decade. Since Watergate was yet to come, Ken Owens, then Generation Editor, discussed the possible fuel crisis on the horizon.

Thomas Alva Edison1847-1931

The world is poorer today and bowed with grief at the loss of a man it had learned to respect, revere and love. Thomas Alva Edison, the man, is gone.

EL&P remembers WWII

The '40s were overshadowed by one major historical event: the second world war. EL&P in the 1940s was, understandably, no exception to that shadow.

The 1980s bring EL&P to PennWell

Electric Light & Power began the "me decade" with a scathing editorial by then editor Robert Lincicome. As with the 1970s, the industry-and the nation-was particularly concerned with the fuel crisis.

EL&P in 1990: 2000 is closer than you think

It's begun. The decade of the '90s. The last 10 years before the new century dawns. So it's a good time to pause, to look ahead, and backellipseto see where we've come from and where the industry is going.

Roaring ’20s trumpets a new industry and a new magazine

It was the age of flappers and Bessie Smith and the Hot Jazz Five; it was an age that would later become known as the "Roaring '20s".

1950: The turning point in light and power

At the half-century turning point, the pattern through which equipment designers, system engineers and operators hope to keep the electric power industry ahead of the ever-increasing demand for its services (and at the same time in the sound financial condition essential to its physical expansion) has emerged from the organized confusion of the postwar era.