Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Denver Cleans Up in Ranking of “World’s Best Oil and Gas Cities”



Call this bit of news a “blast from the past” that will make people in Colorado’s oil and gas industry smile—and could leave environmentalists and members of the clean energy industry shaking their heads. Rigzone, an online industry news and analysis publication based in Houston, has named Denver the best oil and gas city in the U.S. and third-best oil and gas city in the world. The only cities to beat out Denver were second-ranked Calgary, Alberta, which is the center of Canada’s energy industry, and top-ranked Dubai, the booming United Arab Emirates city that is the hub for the oil and gas industry in the Persian Gulf. While the rankings aren’t an authoritative measure—Rigzone said about 8,000 readers participated in its survey—it is another indicator that the “old school” energy industry is booming while new industries such as wind and solar are struggling.

Rigzone’s introduction to the rankings said it looked at two factors—the economic potential of the area and its attractiveness as a place to work.

The Denver area did well on both measures. Companies including Halliburton, Noble Energy, Anadarko Petroleum, and EnCana have significant operations in the area. Estimates created by industry groups estimate oil and gas accounted for 77,600 jobs in the state in 2012, along with value-added economic activity of more than $11 billion. They project that by 2035, those numbers could swell to 175,363 jobs and $26 billion in impact. The report also cited the Denver area’s quality of life, opportunities for outdoor recreation, and good weather. What’s good for employees in the oil and gas world is to the consternation of environmentalists and some local communities.

New improvements to technologies such as directional drilling and hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, are contributing to the boom. Together they have opened up new areas for exploration, but those fields often are near communities on the Front Range, where most Coloradans live. For the past few years, opponents have been organizing against the industry.

Michael Davidson
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Monday, April 7, 2014

Renewable Energy Outlook Looking Brighter!



Renewable energy is generally defined as energy that comes from resources which are continually replenished on a human timescale such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, waves and geothermal heat.


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Friday, November 1, 2013

Colocation Providers, Customers Trade Tips on Energy Savings


 



Colocation and Energy Unite
PALO ALTO, Calif. –
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Customers of colocation facilities don’t always see eye to eye with the companies whose infrastructure and energy they depend on, but at times, their interests do align. At the 2013 Data Center Efficiency Summit on Tuesday, representatives of both groups shared ideas about how they could improve energy efficiency and rely more on renewable power.

Nicole Peill-Moelter, director of environmental sustainability at Akamai, called on colocation providers to share data on power usage with customers.

Sharing Best Practices
Then again, a colocation customer could share best practices with other companies running infrastructure in the same facility. “I think that would break down some of the barriers that we face,” said Tom Fisher, a sustainability manager at Salesforce.com. Colocation providers could also assist their customers by offering incentives for energy-efficient practices or helping to trouble-shoot obvious inefficiencies that could worsen site-wide Power Usage Efficiency (PUE). To some degree, that’s already happening.

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Winter Checklist: Button Up Your Home With These Energy-Saving Tips!



Energy Tips to Help During The Winter Time
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The Furnace
•Move materials away from the furnace, especially flammable materials.
•Check your pilot light. If it isn’t burning, follow the instructions for relighting which are typically printed on access doors. You can also find information on the manufacturer’s website—that’s where you should go to learn about maintenance requirements for your equipment. If you have difficulty, call a qualified heating contractor for advice.
 •Vacuum out any dust or debris in and around the unit, especially the blower. Replace the filter if needed.
 •We recommend that you have your furnace professionally inspected each year by a qualified professional. These are some things they might do: ◦Lubricate the blower motor with a non-detergent motor oil. ◦Remove the flame shield and check the burner for corrosion. ◦Check the flue for gaps or dents and make sure it is venting properly to the outdoors. Around the House
•Set your programmable thermostat for winter! Click here to see recommended settings from

ENERGY STAR.
 •Create a clear area around the heat registers by moving furniture, rugs, drapes, etc. Vacuum out dust in registers.
 •Test smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Be sure to keep extra batteries on hand.
•Check that your fire extinguisher is fully charged; replace if needed.
•Check windows and doors for drafts, and install weather stripping where it’s needed. A qualified contractor can also help you test for leaks and seal them, and can also add insulation to your attic and walls if needed.
•Check your fireplace for soot or creosote build-up. Schedule a visit from a reputable chimney sweep if needed. Outside the House
•Shut off valves to outdoor faucets. Open spigots and drain and store hoses.
•Make sure furnace intakes and outputs are clear (nothing is crowding them) and keep snow away from them.
 •Take advantage of the sun’s warmth; trim back bushes and trees around your windows.


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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Is Ity Too Late To Save Climate Change?


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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Investor: Colorado Can Lead in Renewable Energy



Investor: Colorado can lead in renewable energy
By Julie Gorte Denverpost

In 2004, Colorado became the first state in the nation to create a Renewable Energy Standard at the ballot box. That year, citizens called for the state to get 10 percent of its energy from renewable sources.

Lawmakers took this mandate and raised the bar further, first to 20 percent — then again to 30 percent. Investors and companies have rewarded the state for its efforts. Today, nearly 20,000 Coloradans work in the clean energy sector and the equivalent of more than two large nuclear reactors' worth of renewable energy capacity is either online or in the queue.

In spite of these gains, a handful of private interest groups are trying to roll back progress on renewable energy in states like Colorado with faulty reasoning. At the same time, Colorado is becoming a victim of its own success, nearing a renewable energy plateau that will require an even stronger commitment to build on the investments that have already been made.

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Monday, February 25, 2013

Using Social Media For Your Sales Job Search Denver: A Definitive Guide



Using Social Media For Your Job Search: A Definitive Guide
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Social media isn't just for connecting with that high school friend you haven't seen in years, and sharing juicy updates on what's been going on in your life - you can actually leverage this online tool to help you get a job.

The explosion of social media in the last few years has meant that many companies and recruitment managers have taken to platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to source for fresh talent and improve their company profile and presence. In this post, we'll be giving you actionable information on how you can use social media to advance your career prospects.

1. Build a Great Online Presence Before a company decides to send you that 'Congratulations, You've Been Hired!' email, they'll do the obligatory search for your name online to determine what kind of presence you have. You want to aim for a professional one that highlights your professional achievements, passions and connections. A cursory search on Google by a company recruiter should come up with things like your resume, your LinkedIn profile or Twitter page. It might also be a good idea to come up with a blog that details your passions in relation to what you're good at. For example, if you are an aspiring graphic designer, you can come up with a pictorial blog on some of the designs you have done, interspersed with text posts.

2. Tweet About Your Job Search Twitter's fluid nature means that things on this platform are dynamic and fast-moving. If you're subscribed to the right people, it's pretty easy to get the attention of industry specialists. Tweeting about your job search and enthusing about your dream job, while at the same time asking others to retweet your job search, can be a powerful way of bringing you exactly what you want. Twitter has a character limit of about 140 characters, so keep your tweets fresh, concise and eye-catching to get the reaction you need.

3. Research, Research, Research Social media provides you with organic sources of content that will help you stay up-to-date on new developments in the job industry of your choice. People are always sharing links to blog posts, articles and Facebook pages. Make sure to check out any links that seem interesting and that may turn out legitimate job leads. Sites such as www.glassdoor.com are perfect for checking out company reviews put up by current and former employees of companies that you may be interested in working with.

4. Stay Active on LinkedIn LinkedIn is the Facebook for professionals. It is a great place to connect and network with like-minded individuals, and may be a good first place to look during your job search given its large database of professionals. The main thing to keep in mind while using LinkedIn is making sure that your profile is 100 percent complete. This allows LinkedIn to rank your profile higher in its search results, making you more visible to recruiters and human resource staff.

5. Engage With An Employer When you're following a prospective employer on Twitter or Facebook, the key is to keep it subtle. You want to look like you're interested in the company and have the knowledge about what makes them tick before pitching your application. This should ideally come after a few weeks of engaging the employer. This is because if you approach most people on social media with job requests, they most likely will clam up and you'll lose your chance at being employed with that company. At the end of the day, it's all about timing, being respectful and demonstrating passion for your chosen field that will get you noticed.

6. Join Social Media Groups and Forums These are available on platforms such as LinkedIn and Facebook, and give you a chance to demonstrate your expertise on a particular subject area. At the same time, you should demonstrate ideal qualities that are in high demand by most companies today; you can assume a leadership role by starting discussions, or be a mediator in discussions by encouraging debate and enhancing an open space where everyone can express themselves freely. Just don't overdo it, as you'll run the risk of appearing overbearing and loud.

7. Be Creative - Video Resume, Anyone? There are hundreds of thousands of applicants, all clamoring for that prized job. How are you going to capture the attention of a recruiter online? A unique way of doing this would be to present your skills in video form, where you talk into a camera, highlighting your experience, achievements and reasons why an employer should choose you. Invest in good grooming, and ask a friend to shoot the video.

You can post this video on Facebook and tag your friends and family. If done well, this strategy might see your video resume going viral in a few days, bringing you more employment opportunities that you can ever imagine.

So, there you have it: seven ways in which you can use social media to get your name out in the job sector. Please make sure not to over share information or spam any of your networks while carrying out these strategies. Happy job hunting!

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