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From Edison to Enron

From Edison to Enron

The Business of Power and what it Means for the Future of Electricity

  • Author: Richard Munson
  • Publisher: Northeast-Midwest Institute
  • ISBN: 9780275987404
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 206
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Where science, business, and policy meet--the intriguing story of electricity, the battles that have been waged over its control, and the challenges and opportunities that face consumers, industry entrepreneurs, and policymakers in the future.

Edison to Enron

Edison to Enron

Energy Markets and Political Strategies

  • Author: Robert L. Bradley, Jr.
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118192516
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 602
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The oil industry in the United States has been the subject ofinnumerable histories. But books on the development of the naturalgas industry and the electricity industry in the U.S. are scarce.Edison to Enron is a readable flowing history of two ofAmerica's largest and most colorful industries. It begins with the story of Samuel Insull, a poor boy fromEngland, who started his career as Thomas Edison's right-hand man,then went on his own and became one of America's topindustrialists. But when Insull's General Electric's energy empirecollapsed during the Great Depression, the hitherto Great Man wasdenounced and prosecuted and died a pauper. Against that backdrop,the book introduces Ken Lay, a poor boy from Missouri who began hiscareer as an aide to the head of Humble oil, now part of ExxonMobil. Lay went on to become a Washington bureaucrat and energyregulator and then became the wunderkind of the natural gasindustry in the 1980s with Enron. To connect the lives of these two energy giants, Edison toEnron takes the reader through the flamboyant history of theAmerican energy industry, from Texas wildcatters to the greatpipeline builders to the Washington wheeler-dealers. From the Reviews... "This scholarly work fills in much missing history about two ofAmerica's most important industries, electricity and naturalgas." —Joseph A. Pratt, NEH-Cullen Professor of History andBusiness, University of Houston "... a remarkable book on the political inner workings of theU.S. energy industry." —Robert Peltier, PE, Editor-in-Chief, POWERMagazine "This is a powerful story, brilliantly told." —Forrest McDonald, Historian

Renewable Energy Law and Policy

Renewable Energy Law and Policy

  • Author: Jack Jacobs
  • Publisher: LexisNexis
  • ISBN: 1522114459
  • Category: Law
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Renewable Energy Law and Policy covers the aspects of most renewable energy deals, including issues pertaining to structuring, real estate, finance, land use, contracts, environmental, corporate, tax, and securities law. As this nascent industry matures, and technology makes it increasingly more efficient to create electricity from the sun, wind, and geothermal resources, lawyers have begun seeing an increase in questions from landowners, project developers and non-renewable energy producers that are looking to grow in, or break into, the renewable energy sector. Legislators have also taken notice of the unprecedented potential and real growth over the last decade. This book helps practitioners, students, and laypeople navigate the complex and ever changing landscape of this new area of law. It was written to help the reader deal with this evolving reality by explaining the dynamics of the industry and the existing and developing regulatory and competitive environment. Among the important areas addressed are the following: • Legal and policy issues that impact the development, implementation and commercialization of renewable energy projects. • Structuring, land use, siting, and finance issues encountered by developers of renewable energy projects. • Investing in renewable energy projects. • Renewable energy development in other countries. • Building a renewable energy project. • Selling renewable energy. • Tips for drafting and negotiating key renewable energy documents

Tesla: Inventor of the Modern

Tesla: Inventor of the Modern

  • Author: Richard Munson
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • ISBN: 0393635457
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 320
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Tesla’s inventions transformed our world, and his visions have continued to inspire great minds for generations. Nikola Tesla invented the radio, robots, and remote control. His electric induction motors run our appliances and factories, yet he has been largely overlooked by history. In Tesla, Richard Munson presents a comprehensive portrait of this farsighted and underappreciated mastermind. When his first breakthrough—alternating current, the basis of the electric grid—pitted him against Thomas Edison’s direct-current empire, Tesla’s superior technology prevailed. Unfortunately, he had little business sense and could not capitalize on this success. His most advanced ideas went unrecognized for decades: forty years in the case of the radio patent, longer still for his ideas on laser beam technology. Although penniless during his later years, he never stopped imagining. In the early 1900s, he designed plans for cell phones, the Internet, death-ray weapons, and interstellar communications. His ideas have lived on to shape the modern economy. Who was this genius? Drawing on letters, technical notebooks, and other primary sources, Munson pieces together the magnificently bizarre personal life and mental habits of the enigmatic inventor. Born during a lightning storm at midnight, Tesla died alone in a New York City hotel. He was an acute germaphobe who never shook hands and required nine napkins when he sat down to dinner. Strikingly handsome and impeccably dressed, he spoke eight languages and could recite entire books from memory. Yet Tesla’s most famous inventions were not the product of fastidiousness or linear thought but of a mind fueled by both the humanities and sciences: he conceived the induction motor while walking through a park and reciting Goethe’s Faust. Tesla worked tirelessly to offer electric power to the world, to introduce automatons that would reduce life’s drudgery, and to develop machines that might one day abolish war. His story is a reminder that technology can transcend the marketplace and that profit is not the only motivation for invention. This clear, authoritative, and highly readable biography takes account of all phases of Tesla’s remarkable life.

Power to People

Power to People

The Inside Story of AES and the Globalization of Electricity

  • Author: Peter Grose
  • Publisher: Island Press
  • ISBN: 1610911547
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 186
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In the late 1990s, while Enron was flying high, a smaller power company flew under the radar. AES was founded in 1981 according to a different set of principles—fiscally conservative investment strategies paired with the belief that business can be both fun and socially responsible. When Roger Sant arrived in Washington, D.C., in 1974, industry and government were focused on securing ever more oil, gas, coal, and nuclear energy, not on efficiency. Sant, who left a teaching position at Stanford’s business school to become assistant administrator of the Federal Energy Administration, was committed to changing the focus. With his colleague Dennis Bakke and a handful of investors, Sant founded AES, an upstart energy service company that would ultimately help transform the industry. The company was built on Sant and Bakke’s ideals: a healthy work environment, a healthy natural environment, and efficient electricity generation and delivery at an affordable price. AES seized the opportunities created by deregulation of the electricity industry, breaking free of an energy infrastructure dating back to Thomas Edison’s day. While Enron and many others stumbled, AES proved itself able to survive and often to thrive. Rapid growth would become the company’s greatest challenge, yet through exhilarating highs and disappointing lows, AES has maintained its founders’ original vision of electricity generation that sustains workers, consumers, and the environment. Power to People is the story of electricity privatization, expanding global markets, and the transformation of an industry. It is also proof of the electrifying combination of innovation and good citizenship.

The Power Brokers

The Power Brokers

The Struggle to Shape and Control the Electric Power Industry

  • Author: Jeremiah D. Lambert
  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • ISBN: 0262029502
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 400
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How the interplay between government regulation and the private sector has shaped the electric industry, from its nineteenth-century origins to twenty-first-century market restructuring.

Committee Staff Investigation of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Oversight of Enron Corp.

Committee Staff Investigation of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Oversight of Enron Corp.

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: DIANE Publishing
  • ISBN: 1428917535
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Die letzten Tage der Nacht

Die letzten Tage der Nacht

  • Author: Graham Moore
  • Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
  • ISBN: 3732539822
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 463
  • View: 2151
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"Eine geniale Reise in die Vergangenheit" The Washington Post New York, 1888. Thomas Edison hat mit seiner bahnbrechenden Erfindung der Glühbirne ein Wunder gewirkt. Die Elektrizität ist geboren, die dunklen Tage der Menschheit sind Vergangenheit. Nur eine Sache steht Edison und seinem Monopol im Weg, sein Konkurrent George Westinghouse. Zwischen den beiden Männern entbrennt ein juristischer Kampf, es geht um die Milliarden-Dollar-Frage: Wer hat die Glühbirne wirklich erfunden? Und wer hat also die Macht, ein ganzes Land zu elektrifizieren? Der NEW YORK TIMES-Bestseller jetzt auf deutsch! Graham Moore, der für sein Drehbuch für den Film "Imitation Game" mit einem Oscar ausgezeichnet wurde, ist mit "Die letzten Tage der Nacht" ein packender historischer Roman gelungen, der auf wahren Ereignissen beruht.

Hearing with Regard to Review of Enron Compliance

Hearing with Regard to Review of Enron Compliance

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Disclosure of information
  • Page: 44
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Bad Blood

Bad Blood

Die wahre Geschichte des größten Betrugs im Silicon Valley - Ein SPIEGEL-Buch

  • Author: John Carreyrou
  • Publisher: DVA
  • ISBN: 3641228360
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 400
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Der beispiellose Absturz eines Start-up-Wunderkinds Elizabeth Holmes, Gründerin und CEO von Theranos, galt schnell als der weibliche Steve Jobs. Die Firma der 19-jährigen Blondine versprach, die Medizinindustrie mit einer Technologie zu revolutionieren, die Bluttests vereinfachen und Therapien gezielt steuern würde – eine Riesenhoffnung für Millionen von Menschen. Larry Ellison, Rupert Murdoch und andere Investoren steckten Unsummen in das Start-up, bis es mit neun Milliarden Dollar am Markt kapitalisiert war. Es gab nur ein einziges Problem: Die Technologie hinter den schicken Apparaturen hat nie funktioniert. Pulitzer-Preisträger John Carreyrou erzählt die packende Geschichte dieses Betrugs und seiner Enthüllung.

Verschwörung der Narren

Verschwörung der Narren

der Enron-Skandal: eine wahre Geschichte

  • Author: Kurt Eichenwald
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783442154555
  • Category:
  • Page: 927
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Decisions of the Public Utilities Commission of the State of California

Decisions of the Public Utilities Commission of the State of California

  • Author: California Public Utilities Commission
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Public utilities
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Executive Roadmap to Fraud Prevention and Internal Control

Executive Roadmap to Fraud Prevention and Internal Control

Creating a Culture of Compliance

  • Author: Martin T. Biegelman,Joel T. Bartow
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118235517
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 448
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Now in a Second Edition, this practical book helps corporate executives and managers how to set up a comprehensive and effective fraud prevention program in any organization. Completely revised with new cases and examples, the book also discusses new global issues around the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). Additionally, it covers best practices for establishing a unit to protect the financial integrity of a business, among other subjects. The book has many checklists and real-world examples to aid in implementation and an instructor's URL including a test bank to aid in course adoptions.

Left in the Dust

Left in the Dust

How Race and Politics Created a Human and Environmental Tragedy in L.A.

  • Author: Karen Piper
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • ISBN: 1466891688
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 240
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An intensely personal story crossed with a political potboiler, Left in the Dust is a unique and passionate account of the city of Los Angeles's creation, cover-up and inadequate attempts to repair a major environmental catastrophe. Owens River, which once fed Owens Lake, was diverted away from the lake to supply the faucets and sprinklers of Los Angeles. The dry lakebed now contains a dust saturated with toxic heavy metals, which are blown from the lake and inhaled by unsuspecting citizens throughout the Midwest, causing major health issues. Karen Piper, one of the victims who grew up breathing that dust, reveals the shocking truth behind this tragedy and examines how waste and pollution are often neglected to encourage urban growth, while poor, non-white, and rural areas are forgotten or sacrificed.

Hearing Re: Review [of] the Manipulation of Electronic Data by Enron, Examination of Responses to Interrogatories by Williams and LADWP, Responses from NCPA and City of Redding to Previous Committee Testimony

Hearing Re: Review [of] the Manipulation of Electronic Data by Enron, Examination of Responses to Interrogatories by Williams and LADWP, Responses from NCPA and City of Redding to Previous Committee Testimony

  • Author: California. Legislature. Senate. Select Committee to Investigate Price Manipulation of the Wholesale Energy Market
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Disclosure of information
  • Page: 210
  • View: 348
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The Last Energy War

The Last Energy War

The Battle Over Utility Deregulation

  • Author: Harvey Wasserman
  • Publisher: Seven Stories Press
  • ISBN: 9781583220177
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 77
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A fast-paced, shoot-from-the-hip "people's history," The Last Energy War is an accessible, entertaining, and infuriating narration of how the electric power business started, how it almost bankrupted the nation, and how it is now soaking the public to pay for its trillion-dollar atomic mistake. From the electric chair to Chernobyl, from Thomas Edison to Cleveland's "boy mayor" Dennis Kucinich, this fascinating little book shows how the mega-utilities squashed solar power, how a military-utility alliance helped force atomic reactors down the public throat without a vote, and how a score of bought state legislatures have already handed corrupt utilities $200 billion in pure pork through a bogus deregulatory process. Merciless in its Robber Baron critique, The Last Energy War also builds on American heroes such as Franklin Roosevelt and George Norris to offer a blueprint for how we can take back out power supply. Relentlessly optimistic, it is the one book you must read to understand what's really happening to you when you turn on your lights—and then get the bill.

SEC Docket

SEC Docket

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: Securities
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Energy task force process used to develop the National Energy Policy.

Energy task force process used to develop the National Energy Policy.

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: DIANE Publishing
  • ISBN: 1428941002
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Asleep at the switch

Asleep at the switch

FERC's oversight of the Enron Corporation : hearing before the Committee on Governmental Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Seventh Congress, second session, November 12, 2002

  • Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Governmental Affairs
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Business & Economics
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The Jazz of Physics

The Jazz of Physics

Die Verbindung von Musik und der Struktur des Universums

  • Author: Stephon H.S. Alexander
  • Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
  • ISBN: 3732548791
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 333
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Schon vor mehr als fünfzig Jahren begeisterte sich John Coltrane für das Universum. Inspiriert von Albert Einstein, hatte Coltrane Physik und Geometrie in den Mittelpunkt seiner Musik gesetzt. Diese Idee faszinierte den Physiker und Jazzmusiker Stephon Alexander seit frühester Jugend. Er zeigt anhand des Jazz, wie die größten Fragen der Physik über die Beschaffenheit des Universums beantwortet werden können. The Jazz of Physics fasziniert und begeistert jeden, der sich für die Geheimnisse unseres Universums, der Musik und des Lebens interessiert.