Author Archives: Paul Steidler

AED: The Big Postal Issue That Needs More Attention For all the political controversy surrounding the U.S. Postal Service in recent months, there is one issue on which Democrats, Republicans and Independents should be able to come together: the need to better track packages from overseas so that opioids [Read More...]
Champion Energy Storage For Improved Grid Reliability Energy storage is often touted as integral for promoting renewable power generation and thus saving the planet from climate change. But energy storage, particularly at the utility level, can also significantly strengthen the electric grid’s reliability. Advocates for energy storage [Read More...]
U.S. Postal Service’s Detour Decade: First-Class Mail Plummets, Package Volume Spikes (Infographic) Even before this summer’s mail delays, first-class mail service had been sharply deteriorating. Today, it takes close to a day longer to deliver a letter than it did in 2012. The key reasons for this are the U.S. Postal Service [Read More...]
U.S. Postal Service’s Detour Decade: First-Class Mail Plummets, Package Volume Spikes Read the full report as a PDF here. Executive Summary The U.S. Postal Service’s (USPS) mail delivery standards and performance are under intense scrutiny as the election approaches and it recovers from a summer disruption. First-class mail delivered on time [Read More...]
House Acting On Nonpartisan Postmaster General Act The U.S. House of Representatives Oversight and Reform Committee will be doing something today it has not done in this session of Congress: marking up, that is acting on, a piece of legislation specific to the U.S. Postal Service (USPS). [Read More...]
End China’s Infection Of The US Power Grid (From RealClearEnergy) China poses many, unacceptable threats to the U.S. power grid. It can already shut down the grid through a cyberattack and has become a major provider of transformers and other key grid components to U.S. utilities. It is imperative that [Read More...]
Grid Workers: The Unsung Heroes Of Hurricane Laura There is some inspiring news in Louisiana and the Deep South which has been pounded by Hurricane Laura: an army of electricity grid workers is in the region and will be working 16-hour days non-stop until electricity is restored. They [Read More...]
Postal Service’s Latest Financial Report: A Brutal July As Postmaster General Louis DeJoy was testifying to the U.S. House of Representatives’ Oversight and Reform Committee on Monday, August 24, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) reported whopping losses for the month of July to the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC). [Read More...]
Postal Service Chases Packages While Mail Service Suffers   For mail-in voting to work, it is critical that the U.S. Postal Service not prioritize package delivery over letters, which it is already required to do by law. First-class mail volume and revenues are collapsing, while package volume and [Read More...]
Mail Service Has Deteriorated For Years; Won’t Be Fixed By Election Day (From InsideSources) For years, the U.S. Postal Service has failed to meet its first-class mail delivery standards and the problem is getting worse. The U.S. House of Representatives will convene an extraordinary session on Saturday to discuss the Postal Service and the [Read More...]
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