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Wanted: Energy Leadership

From the other side of the world in New Zealand, electricity stakeholders are struggling with the same questions as in the US. How do distribution companies maintain revenue, while PV and battery system installations are growing at incredible rates? PV and other distributed resources allow for the redirection of energy revenues into assets with a…
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How Can Solar+Storage Go Mainstream?

The news of battery storage options marks exciting times for energy nerds like me. Groups like Tesla and Mercedes tend to bring a new audience to the industry. Sleek designs and flashy advertising get people excited and I welcome that, but with a word of caution. Energy technology needs to function but also have a…
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The World Needs More Blue Collars

When I started as an electrician in 1996, the blue collar world knew there was going to be a shortage of skilled workers. We would joke about, it saying "one day we will make more than doctors or lawyers." That day is here. Globalization driven by technology and a huge population requires a strong ramping…
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Coal and Cold Turkey

The debate over coal vs.¬†renewables has become very public. It highlights the tough decisions our country is trying to make. Clearly both play a significant role and dropping either cold turkey isn't an option. A plan to settle the debate must start by considering the consumers (where value is derived) and then prioritizing across the…
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