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The Energy Industry: A True Game of Thrones

13 SEPTEMBER, 2017 One of the most popular TV shows is HBO’s Game of Thrones, based on George R.R. Martin’s best-selling series “A Song of Ice and Fire.” The show takes place in the fictitious continent of Westeros, a land with many powerful factions who position...

Want to Create Jobs for your State’s Economy? Open a Green Bank.

31 AUGUST, 2017 If I told you your state could create thousands of family-supporting jobs, stimulate a new growing market within your state, and create cleaner, less expensive energy all from existing state funds, would you take an interest? You should.   Opening...

Ameren Microgrid

22 AUGUST, 2017   mi·cro·grid (mīkrōˌɡrid)  noun   A small network of electricity users with a local source of supply that is usually attached to a centralized national grid but can function independently.   For the last 100 years in the electric...

Will the US Electrical Grid Fail During the Solar Eclipse?

15 AUGUST, 2017 In case you have not heard, there is going to be a solar eclipse on August 21st. The eclipse will be an exciting and fun event, unless you are an energy professional whose job it is to regulate electricity flows on the grid. While everyone will be...

Are Missouri’s Renewable Energy Standards Outdated?

20 JULY, 2017 In 2007, the iPhone was introduced to the world, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was 12,000, and the hit TV show of the year was The Sopranos. Here we are, ten years later, and we are on the 10th generation of the iPhone, the Dow Jones Industrial...

Magnifying The Sun’s Power

6 JULY, 2017 Admit it. At some point in your life on a sunny day, with a magnifying glass in your hand, you played God.  Some of you may have wreaked havoc on an ant hill. Others may have used it to build a fire. And yet others may have used it to melt your little...

18 MAY, 2017 Do you ever wonder what a Public Service Commissioner actually does? Rather than bore you with a lengthy explanation . . . just see below. Click Here for a more detailed blog post that explains what a PSC Commissioner actually does. Any questions? Twitter...

Does AC/DC leave you Thunderstruck?

11 MAY, 2017 Westinghouse filed for bankruptcy earlier this year after struggling financially. If George Westinghouse was still alive today, he would be longing for the days when the AC/DC War left his company Back in Black. If you are not a fan of the band AC/DC,...

The Black Box

2 MAY, 2017 Sixty-four years ago this month, the black box was invented. The black box is the nickname for the flight data recorder that is on every commercial airliner to help investigators understand what occurred leading up to a plane crash. It records instrument...

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