Articles
Posted By: Wayne M. Kovach
On: August 1, 2014
"Yeah, I'll have a cold, frothy pint of hydrochloric acid." You're not likely to hear this at the neighborhood bar, and beer and wine makers are aiming to keep it that way. The rise in fracking operations worldwide in recent years has sounded alarms in the beer and wine making ... more...
Filed under: Fossil & Biomass
Posted By: Kevin Herring
On: July 31, 2014
What comes to mind when you think of the title "Chainsaw?" How about the scariest, bloodiest horror movie you ever saw? If that's what popped into your head, thousands of employees and investors would say you were on the right track; they were all bloodied by the so-called turnaround expert ... more...
Filed under: Human Resourcess
Posted By: Ernest Norsworthy
On: July 30, 2014
Some in the electric power transmission business must wonder if it makes political sense to follow the administration's lead and at least pay lip service to their green initiatives (mainly solar and wind) and to denigrate our basic resource of long-time availability, coal. The cheapest, TVA found out, was falling ... more...
Filed under: Policy, Regulatory & Legal
Posted By: Matthew Taylor
On: July 29, 2014
Your future customers are smart. They have become more and more educated as retail industries have grown and adapted a more transparent type of business model. In fact, 56% of Americans now do extensive research about the companies they choose to buy from. The consumer of today is not only ... more...
Filed under: Billing & Customer Care
Posted By: Fred Kesinger
On: July 28, 2014
A dramatic transformation is currently taking place in U.S. utilities. A significant segment of the gas and electric utilities workforce is soon to be eligible for retirement.  The first wave of baby Boomers has already reached to age of 55, and the number of workers becoming eligible for retirement will ... more...
Filed under: Human Resourcess
Posted By: Wayne M. Kovach
On: July 25, 2014
The summer is here and vacations are being planned. Whether it's a family trip to a local beach, visiting relatives out of state, or a trip to Disneyland, families everywhere are eager to get out and enjoy this great time of year. With endless lists and preparations to take care ... more...
Filed under: Energy Efficiency
Posted By: Pete Stupple
On: July 24, 2014
Moving the electricity sector into a low-carbon future presents many challenges. As supply becomes increasingly intermittent, so the need for fast-responding, flexible demand and generation sources grows. Energy storage is a key source of flexibility to meet this need and has been identified by the UK Smart Grid Forum as ... more...
Filed under: Energy Storage
Posted By: Richard McCormack
On: July 23, 2014
Wide Impact of Climate Change Already Seen in U.S., Study Says The effects of human-induced climate change are being felt in every corner of the United States, scientists reported Tuesday May 6, 2014, with water growing scarcer in dry regions, torrential rains increasing in wet regions, heat waves becoming more ... more...
Filed under: Environmental, Emissions & Carbon Management
Posted By: Camilo Patrignani
On: July 22, 2014
It's very clear Latin America has one of the world's brightest solar power market outlooks. High power prices and volatile fuel supplies have made solar cheaper than fossil fuels in many countries, driving new investment and capacity additions. Consider Chile, Uruguay, and Costa Rica were three of the just seven ... more...
Filed under: Solar
Posted By: Brad Smalldridge
On: July 21, 2014
It's a continuing priority for nuclear plant managers to make outages as efficient and cost-effective as possible. According to the NRC, over the past 15 years the average number of days spent implementing outages for refueling operations and necessary plant maintenance has hit a plateau. Despite this trend, demands on ... more...
Filed under: Nuclear

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