Utility Merger Frenzy Isn’t Healthy

Date: 27 Aug 1996 | posted in: From the Desk of David Morris, The Public Good | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Utility Merger Frenzy Isn’t Healthy by David Morris August 27, 1996 Once upon a time in America, both political parties damned giant monopolies. At the turn of the century, Republican President Teddy Roosevelt used anti-trust laws to battle concentrated corporate power. His favorite target was the energy industry. In the 1930s Democratic President Franklin Roosevelt helped … Read More

Politicians’ Response to Gas Price Rise is Pitiful

Date: 7 May 1996 | posted in: From the Desk of David Morris, The Public Good | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Politicians’ Response to Gas Price Rise is Pitiful by David Morris May 7, 1996 In 1973 and again in 1979 this country was rocked with massive oil price hikes. Politicians of all stripes responded by devising a coherent strategy to reduce our dependence on imported gasoline. The federal 55 mph speed limit, according to Robert Stobaugh, … Read More

Wireless Communications Could Bring Information Power to the People

Date: 15 Aug 1995 | posted in: From the Desk of David Morris, The Public Good | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Wireless Communications Could Bring Information Power to the People by David Morris August 15, 1995 Here’s another example of why paying attention to technology matters. On May 24, 1995 Apple Computer submitted a request to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Because the media’s eyes were distracted by the Congressional fight over the telecommunications bill, Apple’s action … Read More

The Future of Our Information Economy

Date: 4 Jul 1995 | posted in: From the Desk of David Morris, The Public Good | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The Future of Our Information Economy by David Morris July 4, 1995 To hear politicians talk you’d think the key issue about the future of our communications system is who will win the horse race between cable operators and phone companies. That may be the way Washington sees it. It is not the way growing numbers … Read More

Be Your Own Power Company

Date: 5 Nov 1983 | posted in: Energy | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

This book by David Morris (first published in 1983) was the first how-to book published after Congress ended the 100-year-old monopoly by utilities on the generation of power.  The book examines the technical and economic aspects of four small scale power technologies (photovoltaics, wind power, hydropower and onsite cogeneration) and offers advice on how to negotiate a contract for sale of on-site power to local utilities.… Read More

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