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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

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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. 

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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

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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

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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

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The latest innovative ideas from Warrington

Over the 2020-2021 academic year, Warrington College of Business faculty members reminded us why they’re some of the best in the world, despite the challenges brought on by the pandemic. From producing hundreds of new research papers, to teaching countless

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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. 

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America’s Electrical Grids Are Under Threat. For Fixes, Look to Florida.

Director of Energy Studies Ted Kury shares that, while there is no perfect solution, there are cost-effective steps we should be taking right now to harden our electrical grids, and Florida’s solutions related to hurricanes are examples of how to do

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The gas tax’s tortured history shows how hard it is to fund new infrastructure

As the Biden administration and Republicans negotiate a possible infrastructure spending package, how to pay for it has been a key sticking point. President Joe Biden and Democrats in Congress want to raise taxes on the rich, while some Republicans