It’s a slow day for me, with the markets closed out of respect for President Ford, so thought I’d dust off some old to-do’s I’d written myself. One was to help out with blog reviews for the Fortune 500 blog project. I like to review energy companies, so I decided to pick on Atmos Energy. Same problem as last time: no blogs.
I’m beginning to see a pattern here. Regulated monopolies in general, and utilities in particular tend to be laggards when it comes to change. We not only see this in the giant boom in the building of new coal plants when we need carbon neutral generation and more energy efficiency and demand side management. We also see it in their lethargy in adopting new types of communication, such as blogs.
I thought I’d test my theory and see what other utilities in the Fortune 500 I could find without blogs. Here’s the list:
Northeast Utilities(and I didn’t find blog for any of the utilities under their umbrella, either)
I think I’ll try some non-utility energy companies the next time I haul this off the back burner.