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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

Mark Jamison

Broadband Roundup: Op-Ed Chastises App Bill

A Senate bill introduced Wednesday to ban app store operators from requiring third-party app providers to use their stores will damage the app economy and consumers, according to an op-ed by Public Utility Research Center Director and Gunter Professor Mark

Mignon Clyburn

Former FCC Commissioner to discuss closing the digital divide at free event

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Former Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Commissioner Mignon Clyburn will speak at the University of Florida on September 9 about expanding broadband access to marginalized communities in the United States as part of a new speaker series from

Mark Jamison

The future of telecom regulation in the wake of the pandemic

Public Utility Research Center Director and Gunter Professor Mark Jamison discusses how the pandemic has impacted the future of telecommunication regulation across the world. Watch Jamison’s conversation with CANTO Chairman David Cox from the CANTO Conference. 

Ted Kury

PG&E will bury 10,000 miles of cable to stop sparking California wildfires

Public Utility Research Center Director of Energy Studies Ted Kury explains the benefits, risks and who ultimately pays the bill of moving power lines underground in this story from VICE.