~switch 10: The Millennial Regulator

Conversations about the utility of the future inevitably revolve around disruptive technologies and new business models. But there's another factor that is an undercurrent to all these conversations: the evolving workforce. What will happen to energy utilities, and utility regulation, as Millennials enter the field? Yesterday I had the fortune to give a presentation on … Continue reading ~switch 10: The Millennial Regulator

“When There Are Nine”

The Institute of Public Utilities (IPU) at Michigan State University maintains a set of data that I had very much been hoping someone was on top of: a spreadsheet providing the demographics of all regulators at public utility commissions since their inception! You can download it here, and the 2016 report is here. IPU will … Continue reading “When There Are Nine”

Lawyers Don’t Science Good

According to a recent Washington Post article, "government lawyers don't understand the Internet." This assertion is only slightly less surprising than the ABA waiting 138 years to make sexual harassment an ethical violation. While government attorneys' misunderstandings about the Internet make for a pretty grievous set of examples, the problem isn't constrained to government attorneys, … Continue reading Lawyers Don’t Science Good