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It’s August 2. The United States has averted default on its sovereign debt, but at what cost? Having watched with the rest of the world the unedifying spectacle of our not so courageous political leadership negotiate with the hostage-taking ideologues of the Tea Party, I find myself relying on the...

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My work at NRG Systems is purely international. I work with customers in China, India and other countries on a daily basis. When I travel to conferences or visit customers, it always involves crossing multiple time zones.

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One fine summer day on my one hour commute through the Green Mountains of Vermont, I was reflecting on the observation that while most business have suffered varying degrees of decline in the Great Recession of 2008, many have not. Why?

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Used with permission, courtesy Joe Heller

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I have just returned from AWEA’s annual conference and exhibition – WINDPOWER 2011 – at the Anaheim Convention Center. I must say it was impressive, three days of high quality presentations, several meetings of industry working groups and committees, and a simply enormous exhibition with a an impressive array of...

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Well the Rapture did not happen as forecast on May 21st, but, not to worry, we can all gear up again for next year’s version, the Mayan apocalypse on December 12th. Whilst this might be a good excuse for newly minted college graduates to not bother to look for jobs...

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Two of the many presentations and speeches at Windpower 2011 particularly caught my attention. Both speakers broke from the wind industry refrain of lamenting its current situation and constantly calling for long-term policies and pleading for extended tax credits as the solution.

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The AWEA WINDPOWER 2011 conference is next week in Anaheim! There will be over 15,000 attendees and several thousand exhibitors occupying several million square feet.

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With a confluence of wind energy events and rising energy prices, now is a great time to get the word out about wind energy.

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I play with numbers all the time and understand how one can forget their real meaning. As you tinker with spreadsheets or pull together forecasts, it’s easy to become divorced from reality and forget that the numbers represent real people doing real things.

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