Monthly Archives: February 2012

Is the U.S. Electric Generation Mix Adequately Diversified?

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Instructor “My own bias is that natural gas, or shale gas, displaces coal. But the best approach is to manage the risks by diversifying. I’ve seen all the cycles up and down and … Continue reading

Posted in Electricity, Renewables | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Should I be Worried about Breathing Methane with Gas Drilling and Fracking Going on Around Me?

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics’ President and Lead Instructor Earlier this week, I got the following e-mail from one of my co-workers in our Colorado office: “Do you know how bad it is to breathe in methane? I’m wondering since there … Continue reading

Posted in Natural Gas | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Capacity Factor – A Key Determinant of the Value of a Power Plant

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Instructor One area I find in our classes that we often spend time discussing is the concept of capacity factor.  This is important because it describes how often a given power plant is … Continue reading

Posted in Electricity | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment