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Theodore J. Kury

Theodore J. Kury

Director of Energy Studies, University of Florida
Theodore Kury, Ph. D. is the Director of Energy Studies at the University of Florida’s Public Utility Research Center where he studies the economic impacts of energy policy. The Public Utility Research Center is sponsored in part by the Florida electric utilities and the Florida Public Service Commission, neither of which has editorial control of any of the content produced by the Center.

How the Texas electricity system produced low-cost power but left residents out in the cold

Feb 20, 2021 12:16 pm UTC| Nature

Americans often take electricity for granted until the lights go out. The recent cold wave and storm in Texas have placed considerable focus on the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, or ERCOT, the nonprofit...

What the battle over control of PG&E means for US utility customers

Nov 19, 2019 03:07 am UTC| Insights & Views Business

Theres a battle raging over the ownership of PGE Corp., one of the nations largest utilities, with cities, hedge fund managers and even customers all in the running. Growing liabilities over its role in several deadly...

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Economy

Dollar General opening more stores as economy slowly recovers

Dollar General is opening new stores, and it was said that these new outlets will make up half of the new stores that are being opened in the U.S. this year. Apparently, this shows that the variety store chain is seeing...

AB InBev CEO steps down; Company board unanimously elected his replacement

AB InBev, the brewing company, based in Leuven, Belgium, has appointed a new chief after Carlos Brito stepped down after serving for 15 years. He will be officially leaving Anheuser-Busch InBev in July. As per Fox...

Namyang Dairy factories facing temporary shut down over Act of Labeling and Advertising violation

Namyang Dairy is reportedly facing the risk of being asked to close down two of its plants in Sejong City over breach of the Act on the Labeling and Advertising of Foods law. It was said that its production facilities may...

China's Huawei and ZTE left out of India's 5G trials

Indias telecom ministry has left out Chinese equipment makers Huawei and ZTE from its 5G trials, while granting permission to a dozen others, including Ericsson, Nokia, and Samsung. The trials would last for six...

Politics

Donald Trump social media ban: Facebook oversight board to announce decision on ex-POTUS' suspension

Former President Donald Trump has been away from social media for several months following the January 6 insurrection. Facebook is already turning to its oversight board to make a decision regarding the former presidents...

Joe Biden COVID-19 vaccine: House Democrats want POTUS to waive vaccine patents

With over 200 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccines already administered, many are now urging US President Joe Biden to provide help to other countries. House Democrats are now urging Biden to waive the vaccine patents...

Hillary Clinton warns of consequences the US will face following withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan

US President Joe Bidens decision to finally withdraw US troops from Afghanistan was met with mixed reactions across the board. While many praised the decision, others, including former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton,...

Nancy Pelosi blasts House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy for promoting COVID-19 relief plan provision despite opposition

The successful passage of Joe Bidens COVID-19 relief plan was done on party lines without any support from Republican lawmakers. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called out House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy for promoting...

Science

First human-monkey embryos created – a small step towards a huge ethical problem

Scientists have created the worlds first monkey embryos containing human cells in an attempt to investigate how the two types of cell develop alongside each other. The embryos, which were derived from a macaque and then...

Shifting toward 'open peer review'

Twenty years ago, it was difficult to find information about local restaurants, except from the restaurants themselves. Now, thanks to the Internet, independent evaluations are easy to find. Its past time we make that the...

NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter flight on Mars opens up new frontiers in space exploration

History has been made on Mars: NASAs Ingenuity helicopter just achieved the first powered and controlled flight on another planet. Ingenuity is a small, lightweight, drone-like helicopter that was carried on the...

How we found hints of new particles or forces of nature – and why it could change physics

Seven years ago, a huge magnet was transported over 3,200 miles (5,150km) across land and sea, in the hope of studying a subatomic particle called a muon. Muons are closely related to electrons, which orbit every atom...

How scientists are restoring boreal peatlands to help keep carbon in the ground

Peatlands are one of the most valuable terrestrial ecosystems in our fight against climate change. These deep layers of partially decayed plants and other organic material are tens of thousands of years old. Globally,...

Technology

E3 2021 adds Square Enix, Bandai Namco, Gearbox, and Sega in participating companies

More well-known video game developers and publishers are confirmed to join this years Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). The announcement comes nearly a month after the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) confirmed...

Nintendo has now sold more than 84 million Switch consoles

Nintendo Switch continues to reach new records in terms of unit sales amid a year of pandemic and the launch of new-gen consoles from Microsoft and Sony. The Japanese video games giant has updates the portable consoles...

Krafton relaunches ‘PUBG Mobile’ as ‘Battlegrounds Mobile India’ in the region

The much-awaited announcement of PUBG Mobiles relaunch for Indian gamers finally happened with the franchises South Korean developer, Krafton, leading the efforts. The company also maintained that the players privacy and...

‘World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade Classic’ is, indeed, launching on June 1

Battle.net players previously spotted advertisement was spotted indicating that the WoW: Burning Crusade Classic would be released in the coming weeks. Many fans thought it was just a mistake, but it turns out to be an...

New Asus ZenFone 8 leak hints at the return of the motorized camera

Asus is holding on to the smartphone form factor with a motorized camera as shown in a new leak revealing the supposed design for the ZenFone 8 series. At least one of the devices, dubbed Flip in the report, will have the...
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