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About this Site

Energy Economy Online
is devoted to bringing readers interesting, informative, and useful information on the New Energy Economy:


  • “Bottom Line” Original AnalysisMany sites tell you "what" is happening, This Site will also focus on “What Does it Cost?” and "How Do We Pay for It?"  
  • In Depth Analysis is a hallmark of the Site, with the focus on finding the best solutions.  This site is not written in a journalistic "story of the day" format (there are many others who do that quite well). Rather, if the stories of the day leave you wanting to know more, this site may be helpful.  The goal here is to explore topics in a very readable and practical manner, while giving more information than the "Stream of Now" media typically delivers.
  • Topic Pages make the Site useful for in depth reading. While a mixed format of many topics is good for current articles (which readers can find on our Home Page), sometimes you want to explore one topic.  On Energy Economy Online all past Articles on that same topic will be in one place (e.g. all the Nuclear Power articles are in one place.)
  • Links along the side bar to several useful websites allow you to use Energy Economy Online as a convenient launching-off point to explore what the Web is offering in this area.
  • Subscribe and Comment features are available on the Blog Page.  If you want to know when a new article is published, go there and you can receive an e-mail notice of new articles (not very often, so you won't be deluged), and/or an RSS Feed.  This is especially useful since articles are not published very frequently, or on a regular schedule since in-depth research is needed for each article.



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About the Editor   


Craig A. Severance, CPA, is the Editor and founder of Energy Economy Online.  He is a co-author of The Economics of Nuclear and Coal Power (Praeger 1976) and author of Business Risks and Costs of New Nuclear Power (Center for American Progress web-published January 2009).  Mr. Severance is also the author of "Business Risks to Utilities as New Nuclear Power Costs Escalate", Electricity Journal, May 2009.  He has served as Assistant to the Chairman and to Commerce Counsel, Iowa State Commerce Commission, and Finance Manager of the Iowa Railway Finance Authority.  He was the founder and served as Executive Director of the Iowa Center for Local Self-Reliance, a non-profit renewable energy and energy conservation center in Des Moines, Iowa.  He was awarded the honor of “Top Ten Scorer” on the CO CPA Exam by the Colorado State Board of Accountancy.  His CPA practice is in Grand Junction, CO

In addition to writing on Energy Economy Online, Mr. Severance has consulted with energy firms, banks, and non-profit organizations regarding such issues as new nuclear power plant proceedings, financial analysis of renewable energy power purchase agreements, and analysis of the regional economic impact of proposed energy and climate legislation. 

Mr. Severance has also been called upon to be a public speaker, including a July 2009 debate with the Nuclear Energy Insttitute in Washington, D.C., a September 2009 nuclear debate in San Antonio, Texas, and a March 2010 presentation on the economics of nuclear power to a Brookings Institution/Global Public Policy Institute conference in Potsdam, Germany



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