Tag Archives: Electric power

The Best of Times, the Worst of Times

[Note: This is the text of a State of the City speech I delivered at a formal meeting of the Iowa City City Council on February 21, 2017.] Good evening, friends. It’s my great honor to present this year’s State … Continue reading

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Overview of Candidacy

[Note: This post can also be found on Facebook at “Jim Throgmorton for City Council” (www.facebook.com/Throg4IC?sk=app_190322544333196) in the Notes section of the left hand column.] Throg4IC Position Paper #1 When first announcing my candidacy for the District C position on … Continue reading

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Section 210 of PURPA as Seen from a National Policy Implementation Perspective

James A. Throgmorton.1984. In R.W. Lawton (ed.), Proceedings of the Fourth NARUC Biennial Regulatory Information Conference. Columbus: National Regulatory Research Institute: 445-467. This paper articulated and applied a “national public policy implementation” theoretical framework. Building upon that framework, the paper … Continue reading

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Passion, Reason, and Power: The Rhetorics of Electric Power Planning in Chicago

J. A. Throgmorton. 1990. The Journal of Architectural and Planning Research 7, 4 (Winter): 330-350. This paper describes, justifies, and illustrates a conceptual framework that draws attention to the importance of rhetoric in planning. Defining rhetoric as persuasive discourse within … Continue reading

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Review of John Randolph and Gilbert Masters’ Energy for Sustainability

James A. Throgmorton. 2009. Journal of Planning Education and Research 29, 1 (Fall): 119-120. This article reviews John Randolph and Gilbert M. Masters’ 816-page Energy for Sustainability: Technology, Planning, Policy. The review concludes that Energy for Sustainability is a very … Continue reading

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Community Energy Planning: Winds of Change from the San Gorgonio Pass

James A. Throgmorton. 1987. Journal of the American Planning Association 53, 3 (September): 358-367. The electric power industry is changing in significant ways, but local planners have not yet clearly articulated their role in guiding the changes. This article seeks … Continue reading

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Planning as Persuasive Storytelling: Constructing Chicago’s Electric Future

James A. Throgmorton. 1996. University of Chicago Press. Chicago, Il. Planning as Persuasive Storytelling is a revealing look at the world of political conflict surrounding the Commonwealth Edison Company’s ambitious nuclear power plant construction program in northern Illinois during the … Continue reading

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