Category Archives: energy

Irma and self-reliance show need for a resilient grid.

As I sit here in Atlanta saying to myself, “so far, so good”, as the utility grid continues to deliver electricity to the West End and other neighborhoods, I am also thinking about people in my two home regions: the … Continue reading

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Residential solar subsidies evidence government abdication of its role

Tax-payer funded subsidies that promote residential electricity generation via renewable sources i.e. wind, solar, has resulted in putting America’s public utilities in a position where they may shift undue rate burden on to lower income consumers in order to recover … Continue reading

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The Trump Administration takes government back to the basics on energy.

Sitting back and nibbling on the popcorn and tea while researching an op-ed, I am noticing first hand how ass-backwards the current American presidential administration is. The Administration is so far behind that some of its cabinet’s websites are still … Continue reading

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A capital flow argument for LIHEAP

In a political economy that mixes tenets of pure capitalism with that of socialism, it is interesting to see how government programs, particularly those allegedly designed to protect consumers, are poorly described by both policymakers and the general public. Inaccurate … Continue reading

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The Black community should marry wealth creation with utility consumption

The Black community is under-invested. Lower incomes and higher propensities to consume puts the Black community in the precarious position of paltry wealth accumulation.  The Black community also does not have significant ownership on a local level of any economic … Continue reading

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Investing in reliability benefits shareholders and ratepayers alike

Growing up in the U.S. Virgin Islands, I could give you some tales about the reliability of our electricity grid. Blackouts were monthly, unannounced, unexpected. They could last through the night and when power came back on, one kept their … Continue reading

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Any extension of the #solar investment tax credit faces a tightening window

While some members of Congress have sponsored bills that would extend the investment tax credit for solar energy, that window for passage is closing.  One question is, if the investment tax credits were to expire, would investment in solar deployment … Continue reading

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To best understand the economy, replace government with self?

The Republican presidential debate on 10 November 2015 did little to enlighten me on how these candidates view the role of American government in the economy. Ted Cruz, the senator from Texas, shared with us that he intended to eliminate … Continue reading

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A global vision for energy and economic empowerment in America’s minority communities

The following are remarks I shared on a energy panel at the 2015 convention of the NAACP Florida State Conference held from 10-12 September 2015. “Good afternoon. As always it is good to be back in my adopted home state.  … Continue reading

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Is the Administration doing its best to leverage our oil resources?

Republican ranking member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), sees President Barack Obama as just parroting Republican proposals for solving the nation’s energy price crisis. According to Senator Murkowski this is primarily a supply … Continue reading

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