As the election of 2012 fades into the past, issues that will face the Vermont Legislature (and other state legislatures) in 2013 are coming into focus.
Viewing Posts from 2012
I recently spoke at a business school class at The University of Vermont on the topic of employee relations. The students sat dutifully listening, but I’m not sure they really understood how critical a role “employee relations” plays in the workplace.
A moratorium on wind energy in Vermont? And just when it seemed we were making progress. It seems NIMBYism is alive and well around the world.
If you’ve read my past posts, you know I love numbers and finance. If you share those same passions, read on.
Some recent headlines on the PTC (Production Tax Credit) for wind energy have been misleading.
Yesterday was Sunday, a perfect late summer day in Vermont. My wife and I went kayaking on Little Hosmer Pond in Craftsbury, a two kilometer long north south impoundment built in the 19th century to supply water power to a mill.
I recently came across this infographic depicting the total amount of federal energy incentives doled out to various energy sources over the past fifty years.
“Pain at the pump” is a common expression in the US news media. Filling up your vehicle is a chore and watching the meter rise is a helpless feeling. When I started working at NRG Systems, gasoline was under $1 a gallon. Those days aren’t coming back.
. . . and what ever happened to common sense?!
Two weeks ago I returned from the wind industry’s big show, WINDPOWER 2012 in Atlanta.
A funny thing shows up when you look up the origins of the words cooperation and competition in the dictionary. The word cooperate comes from Latin and means 'work together'. The origin of the word compete, which is also Latin, is ‘seek together’.