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How Smart Grid Policies Create Employment Opportunities

September 17, 2014 by Christine Hertzog

Most Smart Grid discussions about human impacts address the demographic trends in utility workforces or the influences that Smart Grid technologies and applications have on people in residential and commercial settings. But the subject of job creation doesn’t get the same attention.[read more]

The Meaning of Disruption: How Should Utilities Think About Change?

September 5, 2014 by Stephen Lacey
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Disruption and Change

"Disruption" is one the most overused words to describe how radical technological change can unseat incumbent businesses. It also happens to be one of the most accurate. Companies are continually reminded by an army of consultants, analysts, startups and tech bloggers about the power of disruption.[read more]

Facing the Climate Crisis Without Hysteria

April 16, 2014 by Steven Cohen
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The most recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report, "Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability," was released last week to the usual fanfare, hype and alarm. The New York Times headline summarized the report by stating, "the worst is yet to come".[read more]