Got a Computer? More Power to You

Peter Huber and Mark Mills It takes electrons to move bits. The digital economy, which most everyone loves, is completely dependent on the big central power plant, which most everyone hates. This is, or ought to be, an inconvenient fact for many politicians. Especially for those who would take credit for our digital prosperity,…

Forget Oil: It’s The Century of the Electron

Mark Mills Wall Street Journal With oil prices nearing $30 a barrel, is the "new economy" in trouble thanks to old-economy troubles? Will oil prices fuel inflation, undermine consumer and business confidence and put a drain on capital? Will oil markets drag down the fortunes of high-tech companies?

Micro Gen? Think Again.

Mark P. Mills Public Utilities Reports – Fortnightly Magazine PCs didn't kill mainframes. Distributed generation won't erase large central stations.

King Faisal and the Tide of Technology

Peter Huber and Mark Mills Forbes They were all wrong: the Malthusians, who immediately predicted the end of plenty. And the free-market types, too, who replied — only a shade less dolefully — that sharply rising prices would be the key to getting oil supplies back into balance with demand.