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What social media regulation could look like: Think of pipelines, not utilities

Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter, and his controversial statements and decisions as its owner, have fueled a new wave of calls for regulating social media companies. Elected officials and policy scholars have argued for years that companies like Twitter and

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Expert shares how local utilities can protect electrical infrastructure against threats

The country faces a scary reality after thousands of people in North Carolina lost power due to a “deliberate” attack over the weekend where gunfire damaged two electrical substations. “There’s no way to completely protect the infrastructure,” Director of Energy

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As Puerto Rico recovers, we all need to ask how to make grids more resilient

Director of Energy Studies Ted Kury explains how critical it is to make electric grids more resilient before the next big storm.  “A key consideration with a complicated system like the electricity grid is understanding the rights and responsibilities of

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Most Floridians got power back quickly after Ian. But for some the wait has just begun.

In recent decades, Florida has experienced widespread blackouts after several significant storms. Between 2004 and 2005, the state was walloped by five major hurricanes, including Charley, which cut a similar path through Florida as Ian. A year later, Wilma devastated

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Florida’s electric was made more resilient before latest storm

Here & Now‘s Anthony Brooks speaks with Public Utility Research Center Director of Energy Studies Ted Kury about how, after a spate of storms in 2004 and 2005, Florida utilities learned to work together to make the electric grid more

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Fact check: False claim that Permian Basin oil supply would fuel America for 200 years

Public Utility Research Center Director of Energy Studies Ted Kury provides insights to fact check a claim that the Permian Basin, the U.S.’s most productive oil region, has enough oil to fuel America for 200 years.  No matter how much

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Federal gas tax holiday: Biden says it will provide ‘a little bit of relief’ – but experts say even that may be a stretch

President Joe Biden called on Congress to suspend the federal gas tax to “bring families just a little bit of relief” as average gasoline prices exceed US$5 a gallon. The tax is 18.4 cents on regular gasoline and 24.4 cents

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What is curtailment? An electricity market expert explains

Curtailment has a special meaning in electric power systems. It describes any action that reduces the amount of electricity generated to maintain the balance between supply and demand – which is critical for avoiding blackouts. Recently, curtailment has made news

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Fact check: False claim that a 1997 boycott lowered gas prices by 30 cents a gallon in one day

Public Utility Research Center Director of Energy Studies Ted Kury shares his insights to help debunk a recent Facebook post claiming that a ‘gas out’ in April 1997 caused gas prices to dip by 30 cents a gallon overnight.  Read

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Would gas tax breaks make a big difference when prices are skyrocketing? We asked 4 experts

With gasoline prices trending over US$4 per gallon nationwide, politicians are feeling the heat. In response, Maryland and Georgia have temporarily waived their state gasoline taxes to reduce the burden on consumers. Other states are considering similar actions, and some