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Aug 29, 2013

New Transmission Construction - Is It Worth the Investment?

It is true that distributed renewables like rooftop solar are growing fast and may come to provide a big chunk of our energy. Still, there are two....More
Aug 21, 2013

Solar Will Shine Brighter With Smarter Inverters

From hula hoops and pet rocks to Silicon Valley innovations, California has historically led the way in national trends, good and maybe not so good....More
Jun 19, 2013

Telecommuting and the Changing Workplace

Process often gets more attention than it deserves at the cost of progress. For many, their company being in a stable state means they are kept in a....More
May 02, 2013

Rebuttal to 'Loving the Plod'

Last month I wrote a commentary 'Loving the Plod,' which tried to point out that, sure, utilities may be glacially slow when it comes to....More
Apr 17, 2013

The Value of Plod

My first job after college was in the R&D department of a California electric and gas utility. This was the early 1970s, my office was about 35....More
Mar 21, 2013

Japan's Leap into Solar will Result in New Grid Technologies

Japan has catapulted into the solar PV arena in a big, make that huge, way. And that jump could be good for everyone. As reported in Forbes, IHS....More
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