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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
Posted By: Kirk Edelman
On: July 18, 2014
When we talk about solutions for our nation’s energy needs, the conversation is often framed as an either/or choice between generation from renewable sources and from fossil fuels. Based on my experience investing in global energy projects, I believe that we need both. While it’s important to build a system ... more...
Filed under: Fossil & Biomass
Posted By: Ed Spears
On: July 17, 2014
Co-autored by Allen Fowler, Service Manager, Eaton In today’s data center landscape, it has become increasingly important to maintain uptime for business continuity. To avoid costly downtime and sustain uptime in the case of a power event, facilities operators have to deploy a comprehensive power distribution scheme along with emergency ... more...
Filed under: Energy Storage
Posted By: A.K. Shyam
On: July 16, 2014
It is certain that fossil fuels are likely to be exhausted sooner or later. It is rather satisfying that ‘Fossil Fuels’ sustained the global energy needs till date. Although there were no serious issues of this generation initially, gradual awareness on Environment posed many problems, over the last few decades. ... more...
Filed under: Environmental, Emissions & Carbon Management

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