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Mark Jamison

Two Think Minimum | Mark Jamison on regulatory humility and antitrust

Public Utility Research Center Director and Gunter Professor Mark Jamison joined the Two Think Minimum podcast to discuss the Center’s work, regulation and antitrust. Hear what Jamison had to say on the Two Think Minimum podcast from the Technology Policy

Brendan Carr

FCC Commissioner to speak on expansion of 5G technologies at free UF event

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Commissioner Brendan Carr will present at the University of Florida on October 6 about the national impact of 5G technologies as part of a speaker series from the Warrington College of Business Digital

Ted Kury

No easy decisions to ensure a resilient power grid

While there are steps utilities can take to harden the grid, there still are circumstances when the power will go out — especially during climate-driven disasters like wildfires and tropical storms. Public Utility Research Center Director of Energy Studies Ted

Ted Kury

Hurricane Ida turns spotlight on Louisiana power grid issues

The dismal state of power in Hurricane Ida’s wake is a distressingly familiar scenario for Entergy Corp. Louisiana’s largest electrical utility has grappled with other widespread outages after numerous previous hurricanes. Public Utility Research Center Director of Energy Studies Ted

One of the less flooded steets in downtown New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.

Can burying power lines protect storm-wracked electric grids? Not always.

The good news when Hurricane Ida churned into Louisiana on Aug. 29, 2021 was that levees held up – especially those that were strengthened after Hurricane Katrina flooded New Orleans in 2005. The bad news: In many places, power systems

Ted Kury

Challenges and Opportunities of Climate Action Plans at Educational Institutions

Public Utility Research Center Director of Energy Studies Ted Kury explains why institutional climate action plans are necessary to understanding the impact that a transition to a less-intrusive environmental footprint has on the way colleges and universities serve their communities. 

Mark Jamison

Floridians can’t afford to waste the broadband dollars Congress will send our way

Public Utility Research Center Director and Gunter Professor Mark Jamison explains why it’s critical for Florida to manage any part of the $65 billion in funding it may receive for broadband development that’s currently included in the $1.2 trillion infrastructure

Ted Kury

Tesla plan to sell electricity in Texas would cut out the ‘middleman’

Public Utility Research Center Director of Energy Studies Ted Kury explains how Tesla’s plan could make them a unique player in the market and how regulators will need to weigh the implications of such a move.  Read Kury’s expert thoughts

Ted Kury

Transmission tower destroyed by Ida likely to complicate power restoration in New Orleans, experts say

Public Utility Research Center Director of Energy Studies Ted Kury shares how long he thinks it will take to fully restore power in Louisiana after Hurricane Ida as well as factors that could complicate power restoration.  Read Kury’s expert opinion

Ted Kury

Ted Kury to speak at US Energy Association technology forum

Public Utility Research Center Director of Energy Studies Ted Kury is speaking on a panel about academic innovations at the 3rd Annual Advanced Energy Technology Forum hosted by the U.S. Energy Association.  Register for the conference to hear Kury’s expert insights