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 Studies at the Public Utility Research Center at the University of Florida Ted Kury said. [...]

Florida’s electric was made more resilient before latest storm

Here & Now's Anthony Brooks speaks with PURC energy expert 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 resilient, and what work can be done to avoid power failures next time there's a big storm. This segment aired [...]

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 why this post is inaccurate in this fact check story from USA Today.

Break Up Big Tech? The Economics of Antitrust from Both Sides of the Question

The success of the digital economy has given rise to some of the wealthiest companies the world has ever known. Over the last decade or more, concerns have arisen among some economists about whether existing antitrust laws are adequate to address the market power exercised by these “Big Tech” companies and their products and platforms [...]

Examining The Scope And Scale Of PG&E’s Plan To Bury 10,000 Miles Of Power Lines

Pacific Gas & Electric came out last week with a cost estimate for the first phase of its plan to put thousands of miles of power lines underground, ballparking it at $9 billion to $13.5 billion according to the San Jose Mercury News for the first 3,600 miles of lines it wants to bury by [...]