Llewellyn King, The Lowell Sun

Llewellyn King

The Lowell Sun

Rhode Island, United States

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Recent:
  • The Lowell Sun
Past:
  • limanews
  • The T&D
  • Energy Central
  • The Times Herald
  • Tampa Bay Times
  • Sun Sentinel
  • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
  • Providence Journal
  • The Hill

Recent articles by Llewellyn:

Llewellyn King: New ‘hunger winter’ looms as Europe prepares to shiver

Even as Europe has been dealing with its hottest summer on record, it has been fearfully aware that it may face its worst winter since the one at the end of World War II, from 1944 to 1945. → Read More

Llewellyn King: Boris Johnson — the fall of an articulate incompetent

The best piece of business advice I have ever read was, “Beware the articulate incompetent.” It is important to business decisions but far more → Read More

King: Happy Birthday America! Now mind how you go

Martin Walker, the gifted former Washington correspondent of The Guardian, used to start his speeches saying that the Fourth of July wasn’t a time for sorrow for him, as it was a time when good British yeomen farmers in the colonies revolted against a German king and his German mercenaries. → Read More

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Martin Walker, the gifted former Washington correspondent of The Guardian, used to start his speeches saying that the Fourth of July wasn’t a time fo → Read More

King: It is the new age of creativity, despite shortages and runaway inflation

You could be excused for believing that everything is going to hell. We are living through a tumultuous time, and the next two years are going to be especially difficult with severe disruption to supply chains, runaway inflation and, worst of all, food shortages in much of the world. → Read More

COMMENTARY: Stop all the happy talk

There is a rough road ahead for the world, and our political class isn’t leveling with us. → Read More

Echoes of the Vietnam War: Journalists begin to take a stand

I remember the feeling in newsrooms back in the 1960s, as many journalists began to have doubts about the Vietnam War. In those big workspaces where newspapers come together and broadcasts are asse… → Read More

Ford F-150 Lightning Pickup Will Strike Down Social Barriers

A huge swath of American drivers and the electric utility industry are waiting for a pickup truck. Not just any pickup truck, but one that could change the way we get around and, for many, how we work. The pickup truck which is expected to cause the earth to move is the all-electric Ford F-150 Lightning. Electric utilities are keeping a wary eye on it and so is an enthusiastic → Read More

Cash is disappearing, stranding the unbanked in crisis

An assuring legend is printed on U.S. bills: “This note is legal tender for all debts, public and private.” I have always been glad to know that Uncle Sam is there for me; got my back, so to speak.… → Read More

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An assuring legend is printed on U.S. bills: “This note is legal tender for all debts, public and private.” I have always been glad to know tha → Read More

Llewellyn King: Your utility should expect the unexpected, it’s on the way

The flooding in New York City, the high winds in New Orleans, and the winter freeze in Texas usher in a new reality for the electric industry, showing how → Read More

Llewellyn King: The Battleground of the Internet: Lies Tangling with Truth

In this, the Information Age, truth was supposed to be the great product of the times. Spread at the speed of light, and majestically transparent, the worl → Read More

Llewellyn King: ‘Shove This Job’ is the theme of the Great Labor Reshuffle

Millions of Americans appear to be echoing the words of the Johnny Paycheck song “Take This Job and Shove It.” This is a sentiment that is chan → Read More

The Great Western Drought Will Affect Us All; Hydropower Threatened

The severe drought gripping the Western states looks set to reach into all lives in the nation and into every pocket.The unbearable heat for those living in the West, with record-high temperatures stretching from Wyoming to the Mexican border and from the Pacific to the Mississippi, will impact the rest of the country as well.Scientists have classified this monstrous baking as → Read More

How summer has become so very special in America

The calendar opines that summer starts on June 20, but we know better. Metaphorically, it starts on Memorial Day, when we give thanks to those we honor, those who gave their lives for their country. Then it is, “Beach, ahoy!” → Read More

Guest commentary: How summer has become so very special in America

The calendar opines that summer starts on June 20, but we know better. Metaphorically, it starts on Memorial Day, when we give thanks to those we honor, those who gave → Read More

Opinion: Where have all the restaurant workers gone?

The restaurants are back. Bravo! Across the country, restaurants are open or beginning to open. Cheers!But there is something amiss. Something unexpected a → Read More

Opinion: Biden Is sitting atop a technological revolution, not leading it

When we look back on the convulsion that is going to reset America — the great technology-driven revolution that will extend to nearly every corner o → Read More

Phones are better and better, but nobody is making calls

Delve into your bank account or find a credit card that isn’t maxed out and do it. You know you want to. You know you must. You know you can’t resist. You want, must have, to hell with the expense,… → Read More

Edison’s birthday is a busy time for his follow-on inventors

The electric utility industry looks a bit like a man on a ladder with one foot seeking the rung below, unsure of where it is. But find it he must. The industry is beset with technological change as well as social and political pressures. It isn’t in crisis, but it is in dramatic transition. It has one overriding driver: the need first to reduce, then to eliminate carbon emissions. → Read More