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A few months ago, I began drafting a blog post on a Clean Energy Standard and what I believed would be a slippery slope of compromise for the renewable energy industry. I felt and still believe that moving from a Renewable Energy Standard to a Clean Energy Standard (CES) would undermine...

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I’m often asked by colleagues and other business professionals how we are able to recruit star candidates and hire to maintain a top workforce. The question that I believe is on their minds but often isn’t asked is, “What’s our secret sauce for hiring and retaining the best and brightest?”

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Over a longer-than-I-care-to-admit business career in businesses of various sizes and in various stages of development, my colleagues and I have struggled mightily with the challenge of providing affordable, effective, and fair health care insurance to our employees.  As a result of this experience, I cannot for the life of...

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Mongolian Family Uses Solar Energy to Power Home

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The locals with whom we met acknowledged these issues, but accepted them as part of living in Beijing. However, as evidenced by reports in the daily papers, the authorities aren’t as complacent. In every issue there was a significant article concerning renewable energy: perhaps a new development or government initiative.

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-----------------------------------------------------Phil Pouech is Director of Manufacturing at NRG Systems.

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Now, a week after President Obama’s address on energy security, I think we’ve begun a new cycle. We’ve poked our heads out of the sand as gas prices approach $4 per gallon to admit we have an energy problem.

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Late last fall at the AWEA Fall Symposium, I had the fortune to hear former Secretary of State General Colin Powell’s plenary address. He was terrific — insightful, witty and articulate. I appreciated his interest in wind power, his understanding that the industry was going beyond just generating electricity from...

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Owen Clay speaking with his engineering team

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