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March 2014

Embattled Utilities Face 'Talent Storm'

Almost half of the engineers employed by power and utility companies will become retirement eligible this year, according to analysts from Deloitte Consulting, and venerable old electric companies are finding it increasingly difficult to attract new…

Steven Chu Solves Utility Companies' Death Spiral

[Updated with comment from Hawaiian Electric Company.]
Utility companies have been looking for new regulations and higher connection charges to save them from a "death spiral" spurred by a surge in rooftop solar installations. Instead, says former…

Is Fracking The Market's Revenge On OPEC?

Market interference by petro states spurred the energy revolution led by fracking, according to the head of commodities research for Citigroup—and that revolution is bound to spread around the world.
As it spreads, governments will find it more…