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Kamisu Wind Farm 300 km from earthquake epicenter by Wind Power Ibaraki

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I recently became chair of the American Wind Wildlife Institute. Being chair of any organization comes with a certain level of responsibility. Sometimes it helps to remind myself that having all the answers is, thankfully, not one of these responsibilities.

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I recently watched a CBS News 60 Minutes show titled "The Age of The Millennials," also known as Generation Y (those born between 1982 and 1995) and how to understand this generation as they are entering the workforce.

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I strongly believe (always have) that every person wants to do a good job when they come to work. In life in general, we want to be better tomorrow than we are today – this is just human nature. As you advance in your career, you naturally aim to succeed.

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The wind is howling in Vermont’s biggest snowstorm of the season. I dressed for work as usual this morning, but when I opened the garage door, the wall of snow was higher than my car. It took me one brief pass with the snow shovel to see there would be...

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As a finance guy, I love to harp on the importance of long-term financial planning (which I’ll do in a moment) but I’m thinking about it today from a global energy standpoint. Our addiction to oil has been discussed for ages.

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#1 Innovation doesn’t just mean new products or disruptive technologies. Innovation also includes creative problem solving, the continuous improvements of adding value through lean manufacturing, new business processes that reduce waste, and advances in customer service.#2 If you’re not meaningfully unique, you better be cheap.

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Last week I landed at Washington National in D.C. on one of the windiest days the city could remember. At the airport, 40 mph winds jounced and bounced our modest-sized jet from Burlington. Quite fitting, I thought for the wind energy lobby day on Capitol Hill.

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To ensure smooth operations, you want to provide your entire supply chain as much visibility and information as possible throughout the manufacturing process. In a lean manufacturing environment like ours, it’s also important to keep inventory low and lead times short, which makes keeping the lines of communication open at...

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