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Commentary


Diverse views on current and perennial power industry issues from guest commentators: power generation technologies, legislation, policy, economics

Addressing the Challenges Presented by a Retiring Utility Workforce

POWER magazine has always held a special place in my heart. After my father left the Navy, he became a power engineer and a loyal subscriber to the magazine. As…



The Regulatory Structures or Economic Opportunities that are Driving—or Hindering—Building Electrification

Although the electricity generation and transportation sectors account for a far greater share of greenhouse gas emissions than the residential and commercial building sector, policy makers are targeting building electrification…


Energy Security = National Security: How the West Needs to Reindustrialize, Rethink Energy Policy

The current geopolitical crisis spurred by the Russian invasion of Ukraine should provide a rude awakening in the West to our misguided and flawed policies toward energy development by government…


The POWER Interview: How Solar Can Solve the C&I Power Puzzle

Commercial and industrial (C&I) enterprises rely on their power supply. Many facilities, such as hospitals, federal institutions, and military bases—those considered mission critical—have long been at the forefront of finding…


Is Carbon Management the Key to Reaching Net Zero?

Iowa-based Summit Carbon Solutions last year announced plans to develop a new carbon capture and storage project across the Midwest. The project seeks to capture carbon dioxide emissions that otherwise…


Three Ways Utilities Can Accelerate EV Adoption

Electric vehicles are coming. Do you hear them? (Probably not.) The exact speed of our collective embrace of electric vehicles (EVs) will vary around the country—due to factors such as…