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Posted By: Kevin Herring
On: April 23, 2014
People do things in the workplace nearly every day that make us shake our heads and wonder, "What were they thinking?" Sure, there's a small percentage who may simply be a bit clueless, but most people thrive or dive depending on the kind of workplace they're in; it's more about ... more...
Filed under: Human Resourcess
Posted By: Arun Krishnamurthi
On: April 22, 2014
Modern energy and utility companies are becoming vulnerable in ways they are not familiar with: via cyber-attacks. A Symantec report in January said that in the first half of 2013, energy was the fifth most targeted sector worldwide. It experienced 7.6 per cent of all cyber-attacksi. During the same period, ... more...
Filed under: Information Technology
Posted By: Dan Sosland , Jamie Howland
On: April 21, 2014
The Gordian knot of carbon footprints, global warming, energy costs, and home/transportation inefficiencies is enough to exhaust the most resilient optimist. But.help is on the way. The path forward-to lower carbon, lower costs, and cleaner energy-grows clearer each day. The energy system of tomorrow consists of clean local energy resources, ... more...
Filed under: Energy Efficiency
Posted By: Jim Bell
On: April 18, 2014
Here we go again, justifying doing something bad to do something supposedly good. I'm referring to the plans to scrape off hundreds of square miles of desert and other habitat areas to install solar collecting devices that convert direct solar light into electricity. This approach will also require that more ... more...
Filed under: Solar
Posted By: Howard Ng
On: April 17, 2014
Several years ago, many utilities went down the path of attempting to use advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) for demand response (DR). As more pursued this option and implemented pilots that served to "kick the tires," we started to hear from utilities that saw limitations with this approach. Today we receive ... more...
Filed under: Metering
Posted By: Sarah Battaglia
On: April 16, 2014
Being involved in the energy industry, we've received loads of questions regarding natural gas.  It's a hot commodity right now so we understand that our readers want answers.  Below you will find ten questions that have been boggling our readers' minds lately. Which countries are the largest producers of natural ... more...
Filed under: Fossil & Biomass
Posted By: Matthew Cohen
On: April 15, 2014
Matthew Cohen, Energy Management Practice Leader with Direct Recruiters, Inc. had the opportunity to interview Roderick Morris, SVP, Marketing and Operations at Opower, provider of cloud-based software to the Utility Industry. They touch upon "Influencers", the looming leadership shortage in the energy industry and the role of a hiring manager ... more...
Filed under: Human Resourcess
Posted By: Joao Gomes
On: April 14, 2014
Today 70% of the Brazilian Electric Power comes from Hydroelectric Plants - Renewable Energy - this relation was worse in the past. I do not know if today we can still consider the energy generated by water is Renewable Energy, because it is in constant decline. As Renewable Energy are ... more...
Filed under: International
Posted By: Justine Sears , Karen Glitman
On: April 11, 2014
The electrification of transportation is posing a challenge and opportunity for utilities across the country, with significant implications for planning, load forecasting, and demand response. As the number of plug-in electric vehicles (EVs) in use continues to grow, the grid implications of these vehicles is an important planning consideration for ... more...
Filed under: Electric Vehicles
Posted By: Gerry DeNotto
On: April 10, 2014
Imagine, if you would, the following scenario which recently occurred. A man walked down a dark street in his neighborhood in a typical northeastern United States suburb, trying to avoid fallen branches brought down by a Sandy - like super storm and other debris that forced him to keep his ... more...
Filed under: Energy Efficiency

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