From the Editor's Desk

A Blog by Marty Rosenberg

Martin Rosenberg is Editor-in-Chief of EnergyBiz Magazine. EnergyBiz is a bimonthly business magazine for leaders in the new power industry. EnergyBiz is a controlled circulation publication that reaches more than 20,000 of the most influential managers, executives, legislators, regulators, lawyers and consultants who play critical roles in utilities, government, advisory firms, and supplier companies.


  • Feb 25, 2013 | Martin Rosenberg
    Utilities execs were nervous for a time about the competitive threats that may be coming from the likes of Google or Microsoft. Those threats have receded for a number of reasons. But barreling down the freeway – Honda. The Japanese automaker announced last week it would be teaming up with SolarCity to offer sweet deals for home solar for Honda customers. I spent Monday morning on...
  • Jan 23, 2013 | Martin Rosenberg
    Utilities have been installing smart grid technology for years now. Many have justified the investment to their state regulators by saying that the operational gains more than justify the spending. Many have had a healthy assist in making that investment from federal stimulus funds a few years back. Utility chief executive officers tell us that now is the time to step up efforts to extract...
  • Dec 18, 2012 | Martin Rosenberg
      It was quite amazing, sitting in the audience at ARPA-E’s event in Washington early this spring while the likes of Fred Smith, CEO of FedEx, talked about the importance of government research to put muscle behind efforts to develop disruptive energy technologies in America. Bill Gates was there to, trying to get everyone to look past the sorry Solyndra tale of miscued federal...
  • Dec 06, 2012 | Martin Rosenberg
    The fiscal cliff is getting a lot of attention lately. Fewer are paying attention to the gas cliff. Simply put, we are becoming increasingly reliant on natural gas to generate power in this country. That is a good thing, the result of ample shale resources that are now being exploited. It is moderating consumer electricity bills and home heating bills. It is also shrinking our nation’...
  • Nov 20, 2012 | Martin Rosenberg
    EnergyBiz once again has captured Gold for Best Full Issue along with two medals for Best Single Articles in its category – energy/utilities/engineering publications - in the prestigious annual Eddie Award competition conducted by Folio magazine. This year we also were awarded a Silver medal for the best online column/blog of ANY B-to-B publication – all industries. We give...
  • Nov 13, 2012 | Martin Rosenberg
    David Crane has lived the massive power outage in New Jersey that followed in Sandy’s wake. He was without power for days as were thousands of his fellow New Jersey residents. And that has given him some fresh insights. “Our industry is based on wooden poles,” he said from the stage of the Edison Electric Institute’s financial conference in Phoenix yesterday. “Do...
  • Nov 02, 2012 | Martin Rosenberg
    The ramifications of this week’s election on our national energy economy will be vast. The victor of the presidential battle will determine whether renewables will continue to expand – and the future of fossil fuels. He will shape the future of nuclear power. In the election’s 11th hour, New York City’s Mayor Michael Bloomberg, with an epic calamity on his hands after...
  • Oct 17, 2012 | Martin Rosenberg
    The challenges confronting America’s utilities and energy companies may truly be unprecedented. In just three weeks, a national presidential election will be decided that will force utilities to choose between radically different courses of action. The future of coal generation, nuclear power and renewables will be shaped by the victor. The future of electric vehicles will also be...
  • Oct 09, 2012 | Martin Rosenberg
    If you happan to be in easy reach of Kansas City tomorrow, early evening, stop by the Plaza Branch of the library for a wide-ranging discussion of The Future of Energy. A panel of energy and recycling experts will discuss The Future of Energy and Creating a Sustainable Community. Panelists: Kate Corwin, of GreenWorks Kansas City, Kristin Riott of Bridging the Gap, Bob Housh of the...
  • Sep 14, 2012 | Martin Rosenberg
    Nuclear power must play a role in generating electricity if America is to ever help lead the world to a solution to global warming caused by greenhouse gas emissions. Yet nuclear remains costly, and public concerns were heightened once again by the Fukushima accident in Japan last year. What path forward is there for nuclear to remain a vital – perhaps growing share – of our...