Insights

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November 14, 2011

 The near-term outlook for hybrid EV sales is dreary indeed and the high price tag is only part of the story.

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November 6, 2011

The caretakers of taxpayer dollars apparently mistook a paper blizzard for real analysis and common sense. A rookie engineer could have done better. Even more annoying to those of us down in the trenches, there’s a certain amount of endemic arrogance that's peculiar to Washington, a “we know best” attitude, a self-delusion that a government job title implies competence.

 

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November 1, 2011

There’s a rising flood of retirees from electric utilities and the industry is expected to cut the work force by 15 percent. Is the ‘brain drain’ a crisis or an opportunity?

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October 25, 2011

Are you tired of being manipulated by your boss as he tries to squeeze every last drop of productivity out of you? And, at the same time, does your boss provide you with too few of the resources you need to do your job right? Are you ready to fight back?

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October 18, 2011

With the enormous new technology and operational issues facing the industry, don’t we need more engineers on the top floor?

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October 10, 2011

Whether as an individual or a company, a major key to success is not freezing up with fear of risk – otherwise nothing significant will ever get done. 

Insights, Policy
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October 4, 2011

Solar PV is considered by many to be the cleanest, easiest and fastest way to create energy. However, most owners of larger solar plants do not -- cannot -- keep track of how much energy their individual solar panels are actually producing.

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September 27, 2011

Talk about not-in-my-backyard on a national scale! Germany will end up buying a lot of imported nuclear power, while satisfying domestic anti-nuke sentiment.

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September 20, 2011

Floating on the lithosphere and moving northwest at the geologically dizzying speed of 3 inches per year, the Hawaiian Islands embrace some of the most diverse geographical, historical, biological, and geological situations on the planet.