Can Technology Improve Natural Gas Pipeline Safety?

The natural gas pipeline explosion in San Bruno California is a tragic accident no one wants to see repeated.  Recently Pacific Gas & Electric reported to the California Public Utility Commission that it found a dangerous leak on a Contra Costa County gas distribution line that has never been surveyed even though such inspections are Read more about Can Technology Improve Natural Gas Pipeline Safety?[…]

We’re Not in the Mood!

That could be one conclusion you might draw from a first look at the 2010 Census data for the nine San Francisco Bay Area counties showing a drop in the number of children under 18. What! No wonder we are crabby here, you say. But you better check the data for your own hometown—you might Read more about We’re Not in the Mood![…]

Energy Implications of the 2010 Census

The early snapshot results from the 2010 Census are out and they offer insight and uncertainty for California and many other energy markets, and they challenge the infrastructure strategy conventional wisdom across the nation. The census data across the nation tell a story of a move on the move. The populations of the Southern and Read more about Energy Implications of the 2010 Census[…]