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ELP Volume 87 Issue 4

Carbon Offsets: The Next Multibillion-Dollar Energy Industry

With support from the Obama administration, Congress is moving toward enactment of comprehensive climate change legislation.

CS Week Put the Emphasis on Better

What a pleasure it was to welcome hundreds of utility professionals and hundreds more exhibitors who braved the recession...

Spreading Value: How Environmental Policy Changes the Calculation

Following the U.S. House of Representatives’ passage of the Waxman-Markey bill, the nation might be closer to a comprehensive energy policy on carbon limits, renewable resources and technological investment.

Electric Utilities Face Expanded Responsibilities, Opportunities

The year 2008 redefined uncertainty.

Improving Outage Management With Smart Grid Technologies

Modern, computer-based outage management systems (OMSs) using connectivity models and graphical user interfaces have been in operation for some time.

Energy Efficiency: Think Big, Save Big

It takes time and money to save money via energy efficiency, and some consumers still question whether the effort is a gamble. For large-scale projects, savings can hit jackpot levels.

The Importance of Standardizing the Smart Grid

On May 18, U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu and Commerce Secretary Gary Locke convened a meeting of about 70 representatives from the utility industry.

M&A Activity Falls to Levels Last Seen at Beginning of Decade

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) have been on a downward trend, in particular after the banking crisis and credit freeze of September 2008

Exclusive C Three Equity Index

The C Three Less Regulated Gas Index is the only one of C Three’s indices that is finally in positive territory for year-to-date. It is up 10 percent since Jan. 1.

When Net Metering Goes Mainstream

For most U.S. electric utilities, small demand-side generation—net-metered generation—has been a long-debated regulatory issue dating back at least 30 years.