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Top Content This Month
One U.S. state wants a say before private utilities invest in upgrades by Christopher Neely
Dive into the groundbreaking Wisconsin bill that aims to empower regulators, ensuring customers’ certainty, and minimizing surprises by requiring private utilities to submit two-year construction plans, all while pushing for stronger commitments to clean energy goals in a politically divided landscape.
“A bill introduced in Wisconsin — that cold, politically divided state of the north — would give regulators more control over whether and how private utilities invest in upgrades, and more sturdily lock-in utilities’ clean energy commitments. “
You Can Call Me Pual by Patrick McGarry
Embark on a heartfelt journey into the captivating life of Paul Price — not just a retired executive of Quaker Oats, but a man known as ‘Papi’ and ‘Abuelo,’ revealing the profound wisdom and joy found in the autumn of one’s life while offering a unique perspective on the true riches that time brings beyond a successful career.
““Should I call him Mr. Price or Paul?” That question weighed heavily on my mind throughout my six-hour car ride from Ponte Vedra Beach to Key Largo in the spring of 2002.”
As Customer Demand Changes So Must Services by Fereidoon Sioshansi
Dive into the evolving landscape of the electricity sector, paralleling the shift in consumer demand towards decentralized energy solutions like rooftop solar paired with storage and bidirectional EVs, prompting a critical exploration of adjustments in services and pricing for both retailers and distribution companies, as the industry grapples with the dynamic challenges posed by prosumagers in regions like Hawaii, California, and parts of Australia.
“The popularity of Sport Utility Vehicles (SUVs) forced automakers to shift gear to make more SUVs over the past couple of decades. SUVs now account for roughly 50% of vehicles sold in many key markets including the US. No car maker, not even those with legendary brands such as Porche, can survive without serving this growing segment of the market. The same goes for pickup-trucks, which are immensely popular in markets such as in the US. The point is obvious: as consumer demand shifts, the supply must respond.”
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