Coal Ash Recycling Stalls During Regulatory Struggle
As 2013 opens, the coal industry is waiting anxiously on a variety of proposals for regulating coal ash. A reclassification as hazardous waste could deal another blow to coal, but some industry observers suspect the worst is not yet to come.
Obama’s Second Act
President Obama enters 2013 with a solid win in his pocket—and a host of challenges and decisions awaiting him.
Outage Management with an Owner’s Engineer
Hiring an owner's engineer may add some upfront expense to your O&M budget, but over the long term, it can reap big savings in successfully navigating planned and unplanned outages.
Terror Threat to Grid Is Real, Says Suppressed Study
A 2007 study sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security confirmed some of the industry's worst fears about the grid's vulnerability to terrorist attack. That study has remained under wraps until recently--and its findings are even worse than you may suspect.
The Risks in Risk Communications
Human beings have a tough time balancing risks rationally--but this task isn't made any easier by how the media communicates information about them. Often, the usual approach makes things even worse.