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  • The Open Source Smart Grid

    At the Department of Energy Renewable and Distributed Systems Integration Peer Review last week, dozens of DoE grant recipients showed the public what they've been doing with our tax dollars. One of the more innovative projects was GridLAB-D , an open-source platform to test new smart grid techniques...
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  • HR 1 in the New Congress? Bound to be Card Check

    Our annual membership meeting, Illuminations Weekend , has come and gone, but the memory of some of the discussions remains -- and in particular, the almost non-stop focus of the CEOs on one issue: "card check," or as US Chamber of Commerce CEO Tom Donohue prefers to call it, "the end...
  • Several Firsts in Yesterday's Elections

    No doubt the most remarkable event yesterday was the election of this nation's first African-American chief executive. But after that, I'd have to say the thing that amazed me most was CNN's introduction of holographic television. If you didn't see it, check out two interviews -- one...
  • Labor Gears Up to Kill Secret Balloting

    A headline from a front-page Business Section article in today's WaPo : " Labor Seeks Election Rewards ." And what rewards are those? "Labor's top priority is passage of legislation that would make it easier to organize unions ...." That's the so-called "card check"...
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  • Update on the Credit Crisis

    The majority of indicators are painting an increasingly dismal picture of the economy (see here , here and here for a few examples). With that in mind, we need to take a step back and check out the credit market to see if any improvements have been made since its near-meltdown last month, as that was...
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  • Going Global

    Globalization is a good thing, particularly when it comes to freeing up trade and capital flows. Unfortunately, it looks like the recession has infested all the world's largest economies, leaving some (wrongly) pushing for a little autarky . The euro zone has very likely fallen into a recession for...
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  • The Multiplier Effect

    Top execs from the Big Three automakers come to Washington this week to make a pitch for a federal infusion of cash to save their companies. Whether you think the government should prop those companies up or let them fall -- and the NAM has come out in favor of providing some relief -- their successes...
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  • The North Platte Canteen – A Wonderful Gift

    Last summer, I was passing through North Platte, Nebraska. For those who do not know, North Platte, on the Union Pacific Railroad, has the largest and busiest railroad yard in the U.S., and witnesses the passage of over 100 trains a day. North Platte however is known for something else, something wonderful...
  • Recession May Slow But Won't Stop Smart Grid

    Jesse Berst of the Smart Grid Newsletter wonders whether the recession will kill the Smart Grid. In today's "Grid Automation" column , he details reasons why it might and reasons why it won't. He says a recession might kill Smart Grid because (1) utilities can't afford to pass the...
  • Of Deflation and Depressions

    Large declines in the CPI and PPI during October have prompted a flurry of concerns that deflation may be taking hold. Add to that, a host of lousy economic data such as the recent spikes in unemployment insurance claims , declines in consumer spending and tumbles in manufacturing activity and talk of...
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