A Call for Visionary Leadership in EnergyAlong with the global economy, there are significant signs indicating how radically the energy business has changed in the past few years.
Cyber Threats to SCADA Systems Are RealSome of the ripest targets for cyber soldiers and techno-terrorists are bland, non-descript boxes sitting inside electric utility generating, transmission, and distribution systems, controlling many of the operations of the utilities. The computer technology, once state-of-the-art, is decades old, and that’s part of the problem.
Jobs, Jobs, Jobs, and BlatherWe 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…
Putting Clean Tech on a Path to Subsidy IndependenceIs the clean energy technology sector doomed because federal spending is sharply dropping?
PwC: Big Demand Meets Tight Money in Power’s FutureAs electric power utilities look ahead, they see the need for major financial investments, but also view a more difficult world in which to raise the needed funds for financing generation and transmission. That’s the conclusion of the 12th annual survey of global power and utility firms by PwC.
Securitizing Renewable Energy LoansRenewable energy sources have increasingly become a focal point of U.S. regulatory and financial institutions as well as trade associations and legislatures. One area of particular interest is programs that have been established by local and state governments to encourage homeowners to become more energy efficient through the use of Property Assessed Clean Energy (“PACE”) loans.
The Leadership Dilemma
When did the term “management” change from a corporate organizational level to be achieved to a leadership model that must be mastered?
Uranium and Nuclear Fuel: No Bottlenecks AheadIn addition to low prices for coal and natural gas, prices for uranium oxide are also gently falling. New supplies of uranium and enriched fuel should keep nuclear fuel prices stable for years to come.
Workplace Drama: Why Behavioral Change Does Not Work
Do you communicate to manipulate or to change behavior?