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Monthly Issue | July 18, 2012

The Leadership Dilemma

Back in the 1970s, a discussion started in the U.S. about the need for a new leadership culture. The economy was in crisis. Most commentators felt that the reasons –…


A Call for Visionary Leadership in Energy

It’s apparent this new world order demands different models of winning business, and requires visionary leaders who embrace this challenge to step up, transform their organizations, and outthink, outsmart, and…


Jobs, Jobs, Jobs, and Blather

We are hot and heavy into election season, and there is a lot of buzz about “jobs.” We hear about job-killing regulations (mostly from Republicans) and the wonders of green…


TREND: U.S., Energy Exporter

For many, the phrase “U.S. energy security” implies “energy imports.” The energy policy horizon for the past 40 years has been dominated by an overhanging fear that this country is…


Cyber Threats to SCADA Systems Are Real

As utilities become more interconnected, and increasingly reliant on remote communications capabilities including automated metering, their elderly supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems become even more attractive to hackers…


Securitizing Renewable Energy Loans

PACE loan programs are designed to make it cheaper for homeowners to install solar panels or other energy improvements in their homes. Under these programs, which have been adopted in…