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February 2014

Ethanol's Victory Could Be Ethanol's Ruin

Updated with comment from Renewable Fuels Association.
Investors expect the Environmental Protection Agency to back down from a proposal to reduce the amount of ethanol blended into gasoline this year—but reducing ethanol content may be the only way…

[Updated with comments from cable industry spokesman]
Steven Chu was "crushed" when his successor's Energy Department agreed in December to voluntary energy-efficiency standards for pay-TV set-top boxes, Chu said at the University of Chicago Thursday…

We’re Always In Yoga School

I realized this weekend that it’s time for me to go back to school. I’m hungry for the rapid growth we can find in rigorous schoolwork, so returning to school is a delicious thought. When I think of returning to school, I think of studying what…

Utilities Want Regulatory Rescue From 'Death Spiral'

Electric utilities want regulators to allow pricing changes that will save the industry from what Wall Street has dubbed a "death spiral" spun by rooftop solar.
Utilities need pricing structures that will compensate them for the value of the grid…