Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Energy for Colorado's Economy: Creating Jobs and Economic Growth with Renewable Energy



Jobs, jobs, jobs. It’s the really important issue in this election year. Energy is another really important issue. And global warming is yet another. So it’s not surprising that green energy jobs really sounds good.

But where do these jobs occur? All energy sources make jobs. Anything that requires manufacturing things, constructing things, mining stuff or transporting stuff needs people to do those things. But the jobs come in different flavors and some help local economies more than others. And the only way to compare apples-to-apples is to normalize the number of jobs to the amount of energy produced by those jobs, and see which are local and which are not.

I started this site to help others with tips in Renewable Energy awareness. Contact me Tradd Duggan, LinkedIn profile. To Network, possible Sales openings or more information. 

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Key Words Used in The Renewable Clean Energy Industry

Clean Energy Renewable Energy Solar Wind Bio Fuel Energy Delivery Regulated Utilities (gas, water, electric) solar, hydropower, biomass, wind, geothermal “Title: Managing Consultant - Emerging Technology - Electric Utility, Power and Energy Technologies - OBJECTIVE To gain experience in the renewable energy industry by investigative clean energy development, use, processes, and current regulatory and policy issues while examining these areas within the context of sustainable systems

 RENEWABLE ENERGY PROFESSIONAL Specialist in the field of clean energy markets. Experienced professional adept in grant management, site assessment and market analysis. Proven project management successes spanning multiple focus areas including grant funding, marketing, and project data compilation. Possesses the ability to oversee technical and financial operations and coordinate project objectives. Western Clean Energy Campaign. Developed portfolio of companies with planned renewable energy projects and renewable energy projects under construction for WRA conference, Albuquerque, NM. Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency, Investment Facilitation, Business Development, Renewable Energy Resource Asessment, Supply Chain and Logistics The Renewable Energy Initiative) on clean energy advocacy. • Gave presentations to ASES chapters on renewable energy education at local level CRES merican Renewable Energy Conference *While at Boreas Group: We work with energy leaders to aggressively strengthen their enterprises and help them make choices that ensure energy reliability, efficiency, and serviceability, as well as improve business performance. We focus on issues across the entire electric and natural gas energy value chain including fuels, generation (renewable, fossil, hydro, nuclear), transmission, energy markets, energy delivery, and consumption (including energy efficiency and demand response). Specific areas of work in the Smart Utilities industry will include: • Smart grid and smart metering technologies • Energy efficiency and demand side management • Utility communications networks • Utility transmission and distribution (T&D) infrastructure • Utility data analytics • Utility customer engagement strategies • Utility policy and regulatory issues • Energy management systems Develop proposals for energy upgrade business in excess of $4,000,000 per year (20%) Exceeded all internal and external communications goals in support of GEO’s advancement of energy efficiency and renewable, clean energy resources in Colorado. I prefer to specialize in "clean-technology" and "green-future" issues like energy (efficiency & renewables), transportation, land use, waste management, water, environmental justice, etc. Wholesale energy Energy Alternatives Green energy Water conservation Clean energy Clean technologies Home Energy Efficiency while at MHC Industries served included: real estate, home building, technology, manufacturing, renewable energy and minerals Researched clean energy markets regarding solar, wind, hydro, and geothermal technologies and assessed compatibility of products to each industry Worked with clients/prospects who were looking to improving energy efficiency, reduction of carbon footprints and implementation of clean energy projects via retrofits or renewable applications (i.e. solar thermal, wind energy, solar electric systems, commercial lighting retrofits etc.) -- We are seeking a Consultant to join our Energy consulting practice. As members of our team, consultants work with clients involved in a wide range of energy-related activities, particularly in the field of energy efficiency. The consultant will perform a wide range of activities including energy efficiency (EE) and demand side management (DSM) program evaluation Partner with the outside field sales team to prequalify leads; build and promote the value proposition and ROI for the energy efficiency solutions; Reached out to ESCO customers

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Monday, November 5, 2012

Seeking Telecom, IT, Technology Company Sales Openings Account Exec-Manager in Denver-Boulder Software-Cloud-Voip-Fiber-Data!

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/tradd-duggan/7/a2/251 
milehighsolar@hotmail.com

TELECOMMUNICATIONS & TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST 
Offering Verifiable Expertise and Extraordinary Record of Success in Implementing Network-Based Technology Solutions, Client Account Management,Team Building, Business Development, Cloud-Software Product Management Dynamic performer with 15 years of experience in domestic and global business markets identifying, creating and cultivating profitable business to meet customers' strategic/tactical business challenges. In-depth knowledge of Technology, Telecommunications and Managed Service areas. Results oriented focused on successfully increasing revenues and achieving business goals targeting SMB, Enterprise and institutional clients building long-term profitable sales relationships.

SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE & SKILL AREAS
  Business Intelligence Selling  ERP & CRM Software  Prospecting & Closing Negotiations  Salesforce & ACT Software Experience  Prospecting & Closing Negotiations  Account Development & Retention Client Relations  Technical Marketing / Product Management  Cloud Computing/10 Gig Networks  GIS Solutions/System Integration  SEO Specialist/Blog Creator/CM/MIS  Successful Vertical Market Techniques  VOIP/Voice/LAN/WAN/VPN/SIP/PBX  MPLS/VPLS/BGP/IP/DIA/Ethernet/T1  Web Hosting/E Commerce/Google Adsense  Fiber/Data Hosting/Firewall  IT Security Technology/Layer 1,2,3  Experienced C-Level Selling

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

7/11-11/12 Global Telecom & Technology, Denver, CO Major Account Executive
  Responsible for sales of $1.7 million per year on average; territory includes key accounts with $2.8 Billion in revenues with Barnes & Noble, Blockbuster, Florida State University & Eharmony. Experienced with Vendor Management, (SLA’s, MSA’s, SOWs, KPI, RFPs and RFIs).  Provider of data communication services applying network integration to large enterprise and Fortune 500 companies seeking IP transit network services. Background including Data Transport Planning, Designing and/or managing WAN Wide Area Networks, LAN Local Area Networks and Technical Data Center network Sales. Projects included Fiber and installation of data circuits.  Quota Achiever with new customer markets sold in the U.S., Bermuda, India, Canada, China and Latin American markets with a focus on Healthcare, Gov’t, Pharma, Energy and Enterprise.  Largest re term Account base up-sell for the Denver office in Q4, Top monthly Sales with $400,000 profit and one of the Top Sales representatives over a 2 month period in new business revenue.  Current areas of sales expertise include full life cycle MPLS, managed network services, DIA, VPLS gigabit ethernet, BGP, VOIP, Network Security, Web Hosting selling to Enterprise clients.  Partnered with engineers to design full service telecommunication Cisco platforms for multi-site units providing cutting edge technology in a cost effective manner including routers, switches, wireless, managed network solutions, VoIP and UCC/UCM Unified Contact Center Express. Working relationships with VAR’s, Master Agents and CLEC’S.

 8/05-5/11 Mile High Concierge, Denver, CO Business Owner 
 Successfully started two business fields and grew to market leaders in just a few years. I was also chosen as a Preferred Concierge Vendor for the Democratic Convention Denver 2008.  Provided Concierge services to Residential and Corporate clients throughout the Denver market in errand running, personal assistant and lifestyle management services.  Grew Pet client base from just a few with Denverdaawg, to 300 in three years time, ranked top 10 citywide for Denver dog walkers and increased concierge revenue by 150% in just a short period of time. Also promoting Green awareness among current Pet and Concierge clients.  Handled all aspects of business, including customer service, sales, marketing, as well as creating various market niches to create new business opportunities for SMB’s and Enterprise accounts.

6/03-7/05 Self Employed Contractor, Denver, CO Sales Consultant 
 Independent Contractor working with Fortune 500 companies, medium size business areas and Utility Electric cooperatives to formulate Sales objectives. Administered Energy efficiency programs with Southern Maryland Utility Electric, as well as other utility companies in CO, GA, VA, and FL.  Boreas Group experience consulting and working with principles, architects, engineers, Project/ /Program Managers and CAD managers to upgrade/migrate current OMS, GIS-Outage Network platforms.  Assisted in the sale of a multi-million dollar integration system with Maryland Electric Cooperative District (SMECO), they are one of the largest cooperatives in the country.  Provided consulting services with manufacturers, distributors and technology based companies on their sales/ marketing plans which technical duties including; needs and workflow analysis.  Companies contracted through Extended Presence Technology, Brassring and Facetime Communications selling webinar, voice and various software solutions.  Out-produced over 75% of new associates in first year, consistently Top performer in Region for Express1-DHL. Worked closely with Express1-DHL and the Boreas Consulting Group to generate Sales contracts up to $1.5 million. Industry focus included Renewable Energy, Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, Government, Utility, and Technology.

 2002-2003 Intervid Technologies Inc, Atlanta, GA Business Development Manager
  Worked with a broad range of SMB’s, large enterprise, Education, Medical/Pharma markets as target markets utilizing our Turnkey electronic Security Technology, Biometrics, Unix/Linux based access control and software Solutions. Achieved Quota Buster Award as well as Top sales increase Award for two Quarters. Produced first account for this new Atlanta sales team as well as one of the largest account to date at that time for this IT Security Technology team.  Selling IP network video surveillance systems Traditional, hybrid and IP-based systems on a choice of platforms, including NetBSD (UNIX), Microsoft Windows™ and embedded Linux.  Assisted engineering team with Managed Network solutions including product implementation, system integration, business intelligence and PLM solutions. Turnkey electronic security systems solutions provider offering a compliment of services and valued partner of security management solutions.  Experienced marketer, heavy lead generator at implemented aggressive cold-calling efforts while building relationships with office gatekeepers and office administrators. Prospected and presented to C-level execs, managing directors and CEO level positions.

12/00-6/01 Metrocall, Atlanta, GA Sales Manager)
  Turned around an underperformed sales team by improving team work and motivation, resulting in 140% revenue increase over 6 months time. Presented to C-Level Executives, CEO’s and Directors.  Developed Sales methods that were utilized by one of my National Eagle and Presidents Club award winners and oversaw the Territory responsibility for Atlanta and North Georgia. Implemented Digital Media, Wireless communication and Wireless Technologies at multiple locations.  Sold outsourcing services to Fortune 500 companies, large enterprise sectors and various government agencies including renewable energy partners/suppliers.  Managed a $2 million territory with Responsibilities including effective training techniques of 10 representatives in two regions to maximize top sales. Also worked on Wireless software platforms including ERP and CRM solutions.

12/98-11/00 Arch Communications, Denver, CO; Atlanta, GA 
 Senior Account Specialist  Consistently outperformed 14 representatives in new business sales in both the Denver and Atlanta markets as well as being promoted from Account Executive to Wireless Account Specialist. Experience in selling both Direct and Indirect Channels.  Increased territory revenue by 150% of annual quota in the First Quarter of 2000, managed 140 accounts, and had the highest turnaround territory from worst to first.  Consultative sales in a SMB, mid level Enterprise markets involving new Wireless Networks with AT&T, Nextel, Qwest, US West, Verizon and Sprint.  Achieved over 100% of overall sales quota in 1999 and held 25% of new business sales for entire sales team as well as received the highest one month commission check for the Atlanta office.

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND
 Professional Development:
 Professional PSS Selling Skills Course Certified, The One Minute Sales Person, Guerilla Marketing Techniques, Three Telemarketing Training Programs Volunteer Work: Denver Trout Unlimited, Project Healing Waters, Denver Dumb Friends League for Animals, Maxfund Network Protocols & Technologies: IT Security, TCP/IP, PBX, BGP, Ethernet, VOIP, Voice Technology, SEO, Firewall, Energy Solutions, Cloud, LAN, WAN, VPN, E-Commerce, VPLS, VPN, MPLS, SIP, Biometric systems, Access control, Digital Media Software Virtualization: Experience with MS Office, Salesforce, ACT, MS Outlook, Adobe Suite, Content Management System, SAP, Unix, Linux, Excel, Visio, Google Adsense, SaaS, LaaS, PaaS, DaaS, BaaS, Social Network, Web server admin, Mac OSX, Apple Mac Leopard

Education B.S., Sport Management, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA, 1997

 “Successful people are simply those with successful habits.” Brian Tracy

I started this site to help others with tips in Renewable Energy awareness. Contact me Tradd Duggan, LinkedIn profile. To Network, possible Sales openings or more information. 

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

The Missing Link To Renewable Energy





What's the key to using alternative energy, like solar and wind? Storage -- so we can have power on tap even when the sun's not out and the wind's not blowing. In this accessible, inspiring talk, Donald Sadoway takes to the blackboard to show us the future of large-scale batteries that store renewable energy. As he says: "We need to think about the problem differently. We need to think big. We need to think cheap."


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Sunday, September 30, 2012

Seeking Renewable Clean Energy Companies, Solar, Wind, Power, Utility Sales Account Exec/Manager Roles in Denver-Boulder!


 * Email: milehighsolar@hotmail.com
 http://www.linkedin.com/pub/tradd-duggan/7/a2/251
 http://coloradoalternativerenewableenergy.blogspot.com/

SEEKING CLEAN ENERGY OPPORTUNITIES 
Offering Verifiable Expertise and Extraordinary Record of Success in Implementing Network-Based Technology Solutions, Client Account Management,Team Building, Business Development, Cloud-Software Product Management Dynamic performer with 15 years of experience in domestic and global business markets identifying, creating and cultivating profitable business to meet customers' strategic/tactical business challenges. In-depth knowledge of Technology, Clean Energy, Utilities and Managed Service areas. Results oriented focused on successfully increasing revenues and achieving business goals targeting SMB, Enterprise, Co-Ops and institutional clients building long-term profitable sales relationships.

SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE & SKILL AREAS
  Hybrid Vehicle Owner  ERP & CRM Software  Green Energy/Clean Technology  Salesforce & ACT Software Experience  Prospecting & Closing Negotiations  Account Development & Retention Client Relations  Technical Marketing / Product Management  Regulated Utilities/Electric Utility  Emerging Technology/Power Energy  GIS Solutions/System Integration  SEO Specialist/Blog Creator/CM/MIS  T&D Transmission and Distribution  Solar/Wind/Water/Bio Fuel/Hydro power  MPLS/VPLS/BGP/IP/DIA/Ethernet/T1  Web Hosting/E Commerce/Google Adsense  CRES/Renewable Energy Initiative  Experienced C-Level Selling  Cloud Computing/10Gig Networks/SCADA  ESCO/IVR/DSM Client Focus/WMS/OMS PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

7/11-11/12 Global Telecom & Technology, Denver, CO Major Account Executive 
 Responsible for sales of $1.7 million per year on average; territory includes key accounts with $2.8 Billion in revenues with Barnes & Noble, Blockbuster, Florida State University and Eharmony. Experienced with Vendor Management, (SLA’s, MSA’s, RFPs & RFIs).  Provider of data communication services applying network integration to large enterprise and Fortune 500 companies seeking IP transit network services. Background including Data Transport Planning, Designing and/or managing WAN Wide Area Networks, LAN Local Area Networks and Technical Data Center network Sales. Projects included Fiber and installation of data circuits.  Primary Industry focus on Clean energy, Solar, Utility, Enterprise and Gov’t clients.  Quota Achiever with new customer markets sold in the U.S., Bermuda, India, Canada, China and Latin American markets.  Largest re term Account base up-sell for the Denver office in Q4, Top monthly Sales with $400,000 profit and one of the Top Sales representatives over a 2 month period in new business revenue.  Partnered with engineers to design full service telecommunication Cisco platforms for multi-site units providing cutting edge technology in a cost effective manner including routers, switches, wireless, managed network solutions, VoIP and UCC/UCM Unified Contact Center Express. Working relationships with VAR’s, Master Agents and CLEC’S.

8/05-5/11 Mile High Concierge, Denver, CO Business Owner
  Successfully started two business fields and grew to market leaders in just a few years. I was also chosen as a Preferred Concierge Vendor for the Democratic Convention Denver 2008.  Provided Concierge services to Residential and Corporate clients throughout the Denver market in errand running, personal assistant and lifestyle management services.  Grew Pet client base from just a few with Denverdaawg, to 300 in three years time, ranked top 10 citywide for Denver dog walkers and increased concierge revenue by 150% in just a short period of time. Also promoting Home Energy efficiency, Green awareness among current Concierge clients.  Handled all aspects of business, including customer service, sales, marketing, as well as creating various market niches to create new business opportunities for SMB’s and Enterprise accounts.

 6/03-7/05 Self Employed Contractor, Denver, CO Sales Consultant 
 Independent Contractor working with Fortune 500 companies, medium size business areas and Utility Electric cooperatives to formulate Sales objectives. Administered Energy efficiency programs with Southern Maryland Utility Electric, as well as other utility companies in CO, GA, VA, and FL.  Boreas Group experience consulting and working with principles, architects, engineers, Project/ /Program Managers and CAD managers to upgrade/migrate current OMS, GIS-Outage Network platforms.  Assisted in the sale of a multi-million dollar integration system with Maryland Electric Cooperative District (SMECO), they are one of the largest cooperatives in the country.  Experience with Smart grid and smart metering technologies, Energy efficiency and demand side management, Utility communications networks, Hyrdo transmission and distribution (T&D) infrastructure ,Energy data analytics, Utility policy and regulatory issues, Energy management systems.  Companies contracted through Extended Presence Technology, Brassring and Facetime Communications selling webinar, voice and various software solutions.  Out-produced over 75% of new associates in first year, consistently Top performer in Region for Express1-DHL. Worked closely with Express1-DHL and the Boreas Consulting Group to generate Sales contracts up to $1.5 million. Industry focus included Renewable Energy, Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, Government, Utility, and Technology.

 2002-2003 Intervid Technologies Inc, Atlanta, GA Business Development Manager 
 Worked with a broad range of SMB’s, large enterprise, Education, Medical/Pharma markets as target markets utilizing our Turnkey electronic Security Technology, Biometrics, Unix/Linux based access control and software Solutions. Achieved Quota Buster Award as well as Top sales increase Award for two Quarters. Produced first account for this new Atlanta sales team as well as one of the largest account to date at that time for this IT Security Technology team.  Selling IP network video surveillance systems Traditional, hybrid and IP-based systems on a choice of platforms, including NetBSD (UNIX), Microsoft Windows™ and embedded Linux. Average contract ranged from $50,000 to $1 million dollars.  Assisted engineering team with Managed Network solutions including product implementation, system integration, business intelligence and PLM solutions. Turnkey electronic security systems solutions provider offering a compliment of services and valued partner of security management solutions.  Experienced marketer, heavy lead generator at implemented aggressive cold-calling efforts while building relationships with office gatekeepers and office administrators. Prospected and presented to C-level execs, managing directors and CEO level positions.

 12/00-6/01 Metrocall, Atlanta, GA Sales Manager
  Turned around an underperformed sales team by improving team work and motivation, resulting in 140% revenue increase over 6 months time. Presented to C-Level Executives, CEO’s and Directors.  Developed Sales methods that were utilized by one of my National Eagle and Presidents Club award winners and oversaw the Territory responsibility for Atlanta and North Georgia. Implemented Digital Media, Wireless communication and Wireless Technologies at multiple locations.  Sold outsourcing services to Utility companies, Solar, large enterprise sectors and various government agencies including renewable energy partners/suppliers.  Managed a $2 million territory with Responsibilities including effective training techniques of 10 representatives in two regions to maximize top sales. Also worked on Wireless software platforms including ERP and CRM solutions.

 12/98-11/00 Arch Communications, Denver, CO; Atlanta, GA Senior Account Specialist
  Consistently outperformed 14 representatives in new business sales in both the Denver and Atlanta markets as well as being promoted from Account Executive to Wireless Account Specialist. Experience in selling both Direct and Indirect Channels.  Increased territory revenue by 150% of annual quota in the First Quarter of 2000, managed 140 accounts, and had the highest turnaround territory from worst to first.  Consultative sales in a SMB, mid level Enterprise markets involving new Wireless Networks with AT&T, Nextel, Qwest, US West, Verizon and Sprint.  Achieved over 100% of overall sales quota in 1999 and held 25% of new business sales for entire sales team as well as received the highest one month commission check for the Atlanta office.

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND 
Professional Development: Professional PSS Selling Skills Course Certified, The One Minute Sales Person, Guerilla Marketing Techniques, Three Telemarketing Training Programs Volunteer Work: Denver Trout Unlimited, Project Healing Waters, Denver Dumb Friends League for Animals, Maxfund Network Protocols & Software: IT Security, Energy Data Analytics, Voice Technology, SEO, Firewall, Energy Solutions, Cloud, LAN, WAN, OMS,WMS, VPN, E-Commerce, T&D, Access control, Digital Media, Energy Management Systems, IVR, SCADA, Salesforce, ACT, MS Outlook, MS Office Renewable Clean Energy Memberships: (CRES) Colorado Renewable Energy Society, Rocky Mountain Climate Organization, American Solar Energy Society, Colorado Environmental Coalition, Rocky Mountain Green Summit 2010, American Energy Society,

Education B.S., Sport Management, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA, 1997
 “Successful people are simply those with successful habits.” Brian Tracy

I started this site to help others with tips in Renewable Energy awareness. Contact me Tradd Duggan, LinkedIn profile. To Network, possible Sales openings or more information. 

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Solar Systems Debut in Boulder County Schools



This week 14 Colorado schools turned on the power to 5,000 solar panels
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Boulder Valley School District (BVSD) flipped the switch Monday on 1.4 MW of green energy generated from more than 5,000 solar panels installed on 14 different schools across the district. The ceremony was held Monday at Foothill Elementary School in Boulder. The 14-school project may be one of the largest undertaken by a school district in the country, at least a district the size as Boulder Valley.

This increases the number of buildings in the district with solar arrays to 30, half of the buildings in the system. The panels were installed by SolarCity, a national provider of clean energy services. SolarCity owns the panels and installed them at no cost to the School District. The District entered into a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with the company to buy the electricity from SolarCity. In turn, SolarCity will provide full maintenance on the system.

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Sunday, September 23, 2012

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Friday, August 24, 2012

The Clean Technology and Renewables Energy Markets


Stuart Bernstein, global head of the Clean Technology and Renewables Group in our Investment Banking Division, discusses opportunities and challenges facing the clean tech market today, and the role that financial institutions like Goldman Sachs are playing to develop this "emerging" market.

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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

24th Annual IEHRA Energy Conference in Las Vegas



HR Gathering in Las Vegas
Link to Event 

We would like to extend a personal invitation for you to experience the Energy industry's most exclusive Human Resources educational and business networking event, the "INDEPENDENT ENERGY HUMAN RESOURCES ASSOCIATION 24th ANNUAL CONFERENCE" We have selected the beautiful Palazzo/Venetian Resort Hotel and Conference Center in Las Vegas, NV for this event, which takes place October 24-26, 2012.

We sincerely hope you will consider joining us for our 24th annual IEHRA conference this October, as we are extremely confident you'll return home with newfound knowledge and valuable industry contacts. All of this will add up to time and money savings for your company. Garub Ghosh Koliren Yanina Preconference Compensation Workshop "2012 Energy Industry Compensation Survey" Presented by Aon Hewitt Gaurab Ghosh, Senior Consultant Yanina, Koliren, Global Compensation Surveys and Solutions Leader Join Aon Hewitt compensation consultants for an in-depth review and analysis of the results from the 2012 Energy Industry Compensation Survey.

This detailed workshop provides HR professionals and compensation practitioners with helpful information from the survey. By emphasizing key changes in year-over-year data and compensation trends specific to the energy industry, session participants will gain valuable insight into topical areas representing; base pay, variable pay, equity compensation, and industry dynamics that influence total rewards in the industry.

Participants in this session will: Save valuable analysis time by learning key themes from the 2012 IEHRA Compensation Survey results and how these reconcile with broader trends in variable pay and equity compensation; Learn practical tips for managing conflicting survey data from multiple sources; Identify success factors for communicating market pay messages to employee populations in the new economy; and Gain insight into themes shaping compensation strategy for organizations today.

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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

3 Sales Tips for Leveraging Social Media, Increase Your Sales Awareness



3 Sales Tips for Leveraging Social Media 

Social media impacts our lives a little bit more every day. Time spent on mobile web browsing has more than doubled over the past 2 years, and it is projected to increase another 50% over the next 4 years. A large percentage of that time is spent on social media sites such as LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter, just to name a few. Below are statistics from the most recent study by McKinsey on the implementation of social media tools in business.

 How can sales professionals make the most of social media in their selling efforts?
 1) Develop a Plan Setting up an account on Facebook, LinkedIn, or any other social site is not a plan; it is a first step. The first choice you need to make is which mediums to concentrate on. The easy way to decide is to answer the question, “Where do your target customers spend their time?” Pick two mediums that are most used by your potential customers and allocate adequate time each week to really work on your plan – no less than 2 hours per week is suggested.

2) Get Involved One part of developing your social selling plan is to decide what you will actually do to maximize your time each week. Minimally you should join appropriate groups and get involved in discussions. If all you do is join a group and post your own personal commercial each week, don’t expect to see results. It takes time to build credibility by contributing insightful comments and adding value through what you contribute to the group. This also applies to anything business-related you post on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, or any other site. Before you post anything always ask yourself, “Why would anyone care?”

3) Include a Blog Strategy Blogging is one of the most effective means of expanding your influence and reach through social media. Writing a blog that has interest to your targeted prospects and customers can build credibility and generate interest in your professional capability. It is very easy to create a blog through WordPress or any number of blog hosting sites, and it is also very easy to publicize your blog through social outlets. Here is the catch – once you start, you must make sure you maintain a regular discipline. It takes time, consistent use of good content, and patience to establish a reader base, but it is well worth the effort.

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Obama's Green Energy Electric Bill: North American Power...What Will Happen Next?


Soon after his inauguration in 2009 President Obama tells Congress to seek out, research and find new resources of Energy and to think about 'Clean Green Renewable Energy'. Now in 2012 it is happening and Wind Turbines are being made at 5 Million Dollars a Piece all through American and Nine Foreign Countries. They will continue to be built for the next 10 -15 years to make America more self reliable in terms of Energy..meaning In-sourcing American jobs instead of Outsourcing them.

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Monday, July 9, 2012

Renewable Energy Companies Seeking Top Sales Representative for Job Opening Posting by Recruiters


How Many Times Have You Seen This? 

Top Sales Rep Needed for Fantastic Job Opportunity? We all have of course, the next question is who is doing the hiring and what Industry is this in relation to my background and lastly, do I have the experience they are looking for?

 Each Sales opening must fit into your background before you can even think about applying for. Not only that but you need to qualify just to interview for this. If you can catch their eye and get an interview than you are halfway home. The next step is up to you to close the deal. Interview tips always play a large role as to how you do but to get the job you want, you need to do your research, know everything you can about this company, job role and how it fits you!

Go get the Job of your dreams and make the Sale!!!


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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

New Poll Shows Protecting Colorado’s Waterways is Good Policy and Good Politics

 New Poll Shows Protecting Colorado’s Waterways is Good Policy and Good Politics 
Article Link


Contact: 
Jeanne Bassett, Environment Colorado (303) 573-3871, jbassett@environmentcolorado.org
Gary Wockner, Clean Water Action, (303) 405-6755, gwockner@cleanwater.org
Jay Campbell, Hart Research Associates, (202) 234-5570

Denver, CO — Coloradans overwhelmingly support an Obama administration proposal to restore protections for Colorado’s rivers, lakes, streams, and wetlands, according to a recent poll commissioned by leading environmentalists and sportsmen organizations. Nearly seven in ten (67%) Colorado respondents support the President’s proposal to restore clean water safeguards, with strong support across political affiliations. The poll was released as the U.S. House of Representatives is poised to vote on the House Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act ( H.R. 5325) next week. The bill includes a provision to block the President from restoring critical clean water protections. However, the poll’s findings indicate that blocking those protections could be a political dead end for many in Congress.

 Two-thirds of Coloradans (66%) say they would feel more favorable toward their Representative if he or she supported the restoration of clean water protections, including more than 60% of Independents in the state. “Coloradans’ message is clear: we want our water to be clean and safe and we support restoring Clean Water Act protections to achieve this,” said Jay Campbell, Vice President for Hart Research Associates , the firm that conducted the poll. “Their support is extraordinary in both its depth and its breadth. Given the contentiousness we see on nearly every issue, when you have an idea that large majorities of Republicans, Independents, and Democrats all agree on you know you have something that is both good policy and good politics.”

The poll was conducted in urban, suburban, and rural areas in Colorado. Major findings of the poll include: 1. There is extensive support in Colorado for restoring clean water protections. Not only is this support more intense than the opposition, but also it is shared broadly across party lines. 2. Supporting clean water protections can be a winning political issue for both Colorado’s Congressional delegation and the President. 3. Messages in favor of the proposal to restore clean water protections are much stronger than arguments in opposition to the proposal. (The full summary of the poll’s findings can be found here .)

 “From kayaking on the Colorado River to spending time along the South Platte, this poll is further proof that protecting our waterways is enormously popular and important in Colorado,” said Bessie Schwarz, Field Organizer for Environment Colorado. “Unfortunately many of the waterways we love and cherish still are inadequately protected. It’s time for President Obama to stand up for Colorado’s waterways and finalize these critical protections.” “The streams and wetlands at issue here are vital parts of Colorado’s water infrastructure because they filter pollution, prevent floods and affect the drinking water of over three million Coloradans. Clarifying protection for these vulnerable water bodies is an important step forward,” said Gary Wockner, Colorado Program Director, Clean Water Action.

 The findings of this poll echo the immense public support these protections have consistently enjoyed across the state, from thousands of concerned citizens, and dozens of family farmers, local elected officials, recreational businesses, and many more. The poll was commissioned by American Rivers, Clean Water Action, Clean Water Network, Earthjustice, Environment Colorado, the Izaak Walton League of America, the League of Conservation Voters, the National Wildlife Federation, Natural Resources Defense Council, Sierra Club, and Waterkeeper Alliance.



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Friday, June 29, 2012

Colorado Renewable Energy Meet Ups, Organizations, Clubs for Solar, Wind, Sustainability and Green Activities!


Sustainability Calendar of Events 

Colorado is known for many things whether you are a Bronco's fan, a mountain addict headed to the Hills on weekends or someone who is eager to find out more about our Great Green state, this is the place.

There are a number of organizations and groups to get involved in whether you are just looking around or involved heavily within the Renewable Energy Sector.  Take a look and see what you think, hope to see you at the next Energy meeting!
 

Click Here for July's Green Events at Alliance For Sustainable Colorado
Colorado's Top Organizations and Meet Up Groups Click Here
Groups Include:
The Renewable Energy Initiative
CRES
Energy and Sustainable Infrastructure Council
NCRES
Boulder Sustainable Energy Network
Sustainable Empowerment  in the Front Range




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Saturday, June 23, 2012

New Report Says Energy Efficiency Is More Important Than Renewable Energy


 New Report Says Energy Efficiency Is More Important Than Renewable Energy
 Link from John Howley Green Energy


A new report confirms what I have been saying for at least the past ten years. That is, Energy Efficiency will improve our energy independence and reduce our Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions faster, cheaper, and by a greater amount than even the most optimistic projections for solar, wind, and all other renewable energy sources combined. Titled "The Long-Term Energy Efficiency Potential: What the Evidence Suggests," the new report is from the American Council on an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE). The report outlines three scenarios under which the U.S. could either continue on its current path or cut energy consumption by the year 2050 almost 60 percent, add nearly two million net jobs in 2050, and save energy consumers as much as $400 billion per year (the equivalent of $2600 per household annually).

  According to the ACEEE, America is thinking too small when it comes to energy efficiency, while also making the mistake of "crowding out" economically beneficial investments in energy efficiency by focusing on riskier and more expensive bids to develop new energy sources. So why aren't we investing in Energy Efficiency? Because it is difficult to make money in Energy Efficiency when energy prices are so low. When the price of energy is low, then every BTU or KWH you save by becoming more energy efficient is worth very little. As energy prices rise, every BTU or KWH saved becomes that much more valuable. Just today, the New York Times reports that oil and gas companies are "flaring" or burning off natural gas at oil wells because the price of natural gas is so low right now that it is cheaper to waste the gas than to find a place to store it. This is an incredibly inefficient use of resources. The inefficiency has absolutely nothing to do with the state of technology. The inefficiency is driven 100% by the low price of natural gas. Why bother saving natural gas, when it is actually cheaper to waste it? The other barrier holding back energy efficiency is the dispersion of benefits.

 Unlike a power plant, where the owners of the plant can capture the lion's share of the economic benefits, the benefits of energy efficiency tend to be more dispersed and indirect. According to the ACEEE, increased investments in energy efficiency would allow lower investments in power plants and other supply infrastructure, thereby substantially lowering overall energy expenditures on an economy-wide basis in the residential, commercial, industrial, transportation, and electric power sectors. In plain English, the people who pay for increases in energy efficiency don't necessarily get all the benefits directly. What we need -- and what the ACEEE urges -- are government policies that incentivize a longer-term and society-wide view to the issue of energy sustainability and independence. And the new ACEEE report provides the data to back up the long-term benefits both to investors and to the health of the U.S. economy. Examples of potential large-scale energy efficiency savings identified by ACEEE include the following: Electric Power.

 Our current system of generating and delivering electricity to U.S. homes and businesses is an anemic 31 percent energy efficient. That is, for every three units of coal or other fuel we use to generate the power, we manage to deliver less than one unit of electricity to our homes and businesses. What the U.S. wastes in the generation of electricity is more than Japan needs to power its entire economy. What is even more astonishing is that our current level of (in)efficiency is essentially unchanged in the half century since 1960, when President Dwight D. Eisenhower spent his last year in the White House. Transportation. The fuel economy of conventional petroleum-fueled vehicles continues to grow while hybrid, electric, and fuel cell vehicles gain large shares, totaling nearly three-quarters of all new light-duty vehicles in 2050 in the report's middle scenario. Aviation, rail, and shipping energy use declines substantially in this scenario through a combination of technological and operational improvements. In the most aggressive scenario, there is a shift toward more compact development patterns, and greater investment in alternative modes of travel and other measures that reduce both passenger and freight vehicle miles traveled. This scenario also phases out conventional light-duty gasoline vehicles entirely, increases hybrid and fuel cell penetration for heavy-duty vehicles, and reduces aviation energy use by 70 percent. Buildings.

 In residential and commercial buildings the evidence suggests potential reductions of space heating and cooling needs as the result of building shell improvements of up to 60 percent in existing buildings, and 70-90 percent in new buildings. The ACEEE scenarios also incorporate advanced heating and cooling systems (e.g., gas and ground-source air conditioners and heat pumps and condensing furnaces and boilers), decreased energy distribution losses, advanced solid-state lighting, and significantly more efficient appliances. Industry. In the industrial sector, energy efficiency opportunities reduce 2050 energy use by up to half, coming less from equipment efficiency and more from optimization of complex systems. The ACEEE analysis focuses on process optimization in the middle scenario, but also anticipates even greater optimization of entire supply chains in the most aggressive scenario, allowing for more efficient use of feedstocks and elimination of wasted production. Are such advances in energy efficiency realistic? As the ACEEE report points out, the U.S. already has achieved considerable advances in the energy efficiency context and is poised to do more: "

The U.S. economy has tripled in size since 1970 and three-quarters of the energy needed to fuel that growth came from an amazing variety of efficiency advances—not new energy supplies. Indeed, the overwhelming emphasis in current policy debates on finding new energy supplies is such that emphasis on new supplies may be crowding out investments and innovations that can help to achieve greater levels of energy productivity.

Going forward, the current economic recovery, and our future economic prosperity, will depend more on new energy efficiency behaviors and investments than we've seen in the last 40 years."
John J.P. Howley





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Monday, June 18, 2012

Four Ways to Get Denver Renewable Energy Green Employers and Recruiters To Come After You When Job Searching


Four Ways to Make Employers and Recruiters Come After You!
Jobs Info Trends Blog Link 

Share to TwitterShare to Facebook Utilizing job listings, networking in your industry (and other industries) and applying to companies you want to work at -- these are all great ways to go after a job. But how can you make employers and recruiters come after you? We asked Career Rocketeer's Chris Perry, a career-search and personal-branding expert, for four self-promotion tips. Here's what he advises for the modern job seeker:

1. Start Blogging Starting and maintaining your own blog requires commitment and an investment of your time, energy and creativity. While you can blog on any topic you desire, focusing your blog's theme and content to better serve your industry can be an outstanding way to show off your personal brand and demonstrate your unique value to potential employers and career stakeholders. A blog can be a great entrepreneurial venture to include on your resume and online profiles, and it demonstrates industry involvement and contribution outside of your full-time experience. Blogs are easy to start on numerous free and self-hosted platforms.

2. Get QuotedWhether you start your own blog or contribute guest posts regularly to industry-related blogs, getting quoted in blogs, online magazines, books and printed periodicals adds a new credential for you to tout in your job search and boosts your personal brand. Help a Reporter Out (HARO) is a free service that links journalists, bloggers and authors who need quotes from experts and experts-to-be who can provide them. Sign up to receive daily queries from HARO, and respond as often as possible (and as appropriate) to queries related to your field or areas of interest. Before long, you may be quoted in the Wall Street Journal or interviewed for a leading blog, which will increase your credibility across your network and beyond.

3. Get to Know the Important Players in Your IndustryMost job seekers and professionals neglect informational interviews, likely because they sound boring, hard to get, ineffective or all of the above. But informational interviews are actually powerfully effective both in your job search and in your professional networking. By reaching out and asking for a few minutes to learn about a fellow professional's career and experience as well as for a bit of advice (note: this does not mean asking for a job), you get a chance to introduce yourself and your brand, and make a stronger connection with someone new. While this person may not be hiring when you meet, you are now on his radar and may be the first candidate he calls for his next opening.

4. Step Up to the PodiumIf you like public speaking and have something relevant to share with your peers, whether it be advice, experience or case studies, consider developing a presentation or series of presentations you can pitch to various industry associations, alumni groups and other organizations. Whether they're webinars or in-person events, your presentations will set you apart as a confident thought leader who has true value to share with others, whether it be an audience or an employer. Research organizations and associations to find out the topics and events they are currently offering, so you can then offer something to serve unmet needs or complement their current event programming.


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Saturday, June 16, 2012

Vestas CEO: U.S. Wind Market To Drop 80% Without Tax Credit, More Changes in Colorado & Abound


U.S. wind market to drop 80% without tax credit Denver Business Journal Date:
Monday, June 11, 2012 Link

The chief executive of Vestas Wind Systems, the world's largest wind turbine manufacturer, said the U.S. market for wind turbines is likely to fall by 80 percent in 2013 if Congress allows a federal production tax credit to expire later this year. Vestas operates four factories for wind turbine components in Colorado, employing some 1,600 workers.

The Reuters news agency quotes Ditlev Engel, CEO of the Danish company, as saying at a gathering of government officials in Denmark Sunday that the federal tax credit, which is critical for financing wind projects in the U.S., is unlikely to get extended during an election year, leading to a rush of wind-power activity in the U.S. this year ahead of its expiration.


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Monday, June 11, 2012

Denver Mayor Touts World Energy Forum and Renewable Energy Job Growth in Colorado



The inaugural World Renewable Energy Forum will come to the Denver Convention Center in a week, bringing thousands of representatives from 66 countries. The event "will be the first time that solar energy powerhouses will come together under one roof to advance the use of solar energy, energy efficiency and other sustainable technologies worldwide," Denver Mayor Michael Hancock said today.

"We are excited to host this inaugural event with global energy leaders to discuss how to meet the world's economic, environmental and security challenges through the advancement of renewable energy technologies," said the mayor.

 While touting the forum, Hancock also said that Denver "is a national leader in the energy industry" and the forum will "shine a bright spotlight on this booming sector." "Job growth is happening right here in Denver by renewable energy companies from around the nation and around the world, and by the city and county of Denver," said the mayor. Hancock said that since 2010, more than 100 jobs have been created through programs and initiatives managed by the city. And as recently as this week, he added, the city has launched a call center and hired three employees to assist Denver residents and businesses on their path to save energy as a part of the Denver Energy Challenge.

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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Latin America Report: Brazil's Earth Summit Gathering to Address Key Energy Issues



New Hampshire, USA  The timing couldn't be better as Rio de Janeiro puts the finishing touches on Earth Summit 2012, dubbed "Rio+20" because it marks two decades since the city hosted the inaugural event that was credited with breakthrough agreements.

A lot has changed since that summer gathering in 1992, and, well, a lot remains the same. But the politics of the day — compounded by a sputtering world economy that continues to struggle to regain its footing — is putting these issues into the mainstream. So far, more than 130 heads of state have said they will attend the event from June 20 to 22, which is billed as a summit but will unfold more like a conference.

President Obama, who continues his election-year push amid criticisms over his clean energy policy, has yet to indicate whether he will attend. The conference is broken down with seven topic areas that cover disasters, oceans, water, food, cities, energy and jobs. All of these are pillars of healthy populations, but they are even more critical to the growing economies in Latin America that are increasingly looking to renewable energy as a way to boost power and production.

Article Link

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Friday, May 25, 2012

China to Spend $27 Billion on Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency This Year



Just confirming the easy bet Goldman Sachs is putting on cleantech (which I just wrote about), China is reportedly going to spend $27 billion this year alone on cleantech (energy efficiency and conservation, clean energy, and emissions reductions). “The country’s finance ministry said it wants to promote energy-saving products, solar and wind power and accelerate the development of renewable energy and hybrid cars,” the Guardian reports.

Of course, this comes on the heels of a report by the International Energy Agency (IEA) showing that China’s rapid growth was a key factor in bringing annual CO2 emissions up to a record and very concerning level in 2011, despite carbon emissions reductions in the US and EU. Nonetheless, as noted there, China’s carbon intensity has actually dropped 15% (from 2005 to 2011) due to its tremendous cleantech investments. “In the long term, China is targeting to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 40-45% by 2020, compared with 2003 levels and aims to boost its use of renewable energy to 15% of overall energy consumption,” the Guardian piece adds.

CleanTechnica Article Link

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Cleantech Open Entry Deadline Approaching, Rocky Mountain Energy Competition



Any entrepreneur seeking to enter the deadline to enter the 2012 Cleantech Open’s Rocky Mountain region competition had better hurry. The competition provides early-stage entrepreneurs and small businesses with access to mentorship and training services from experts, in addition to much-needed exposure to national investors.

Cleantech Open categories include water, air, waste; energy efficiency; green building; renewable energy; smart power and storage; and transportation. The Rocky Mountain Cleantech Open is part of a national competition that covers 33 states. The Rocky Mountain region includes Arizona, Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. Participants chosen to compete get training, access to one of the world’s largest clean-tech networks, complimentary participation in events, and the chance to compete for prizes at both the regional and national level. Since the competition started seven years ago, 581 companies have raised $660 million in external funding

 LINK 

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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Top Renewable Energy Green Sales Openings, From Atlanta to Denver...Best Job Search Books To Read


Top Sites Listed For Job Openings
Link to Complete Listings and links


World Energy Media-Energy Jobs
Spencer Ogden Renewables
Green Energy Jobs 
SEIA – Solar Energy Industries Association 
SolarPlaza 
Sustain Jobs 
SolarJobs 
Acre 
Energy Central Jobs 
GreenJobs 
Treehugger 
Bright Green Talent ASES GreenStart Job Board 
Renewable Energy World – Jobs 
EcoHearth Green Jobs Network 
Green Jobs and Career Network on Linkedin 
 Renewable Energy Jobs ACCIONA

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Monday, May 7, 2012

Colorado State Extension Energy Programs





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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Bill Clinton Is Headliner at Sustainability Enclave, More Energy News

Bill Clinton Is Headliner at Sustainability Enclave
By MIREYA NAVARRO Link
Green: Politics

The Sustainable Operations Summit, an annual meeting of leaders from the political, business and environmental spheres, will unfold this week in New York City with Bill Clinton as the keynote speaker.

The conference, from Tuesday through Thursday at the New York Hilton in Midtown Manhattan, is expected to attract some 400 participants to panel discussions on energy-related topics like the management and performance of buildings. The conference will also feature tours and receptions to call attention to New York’s green advances, from the retrofitting of the Empire State Building to construction of the High Line, a public park on the site of a former freight railway line.

No environmental event is complete without a celebrity or two. The actor Don Cheadle, currently the good-will ambassador for the United Nations Environment Program, is scheduled to speak on Wednesday on “Creating Awareness/Building a Culture of Sustainability.” And Mr. Clinton is to address the conference on Thursday about his own climate initiative and President Obama’s Better Buildings Challenge, part of a broader effort led by Mr. Clinton to promote investment in building energy upgrades.




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Monday, April 16, 2012

Top Career Sales Openings in Colorado, Look at Renewable Energy's Best Sites for Leads


Some career-related links you might find helpful:

Link Here

Most people get jobs through personal contacts, as opposed to replying to job postings. I can help you devise a strategy for meeting people in your field and at the organizations where you are interested in working. However, it's certainly a good idea to apply for jobs you find online – people do get jobs this way!

Online job postings are also an excellent way to see what employers are looking for and to get a sense of what skills and qualifications you will want to emphasize on your resume or, possibly, acquire additional training in.

Indeed.com

Simply Hired

Career Builder

Jobing

Linkup

Craigslist

Tweetmyjobs.com (Twitter)

Andrew Hudson's Jobs List (focuses on jobs in media, PR, and related creative fields)

Regis University Nonprofit Job Board

Colorado Nonprofit Association Job Board

Mashable: 100+ Places to Find Jobs (links to a whole bunch of other sites that post jobs)

Mashable: Top 10 Social Sites for Finding a Job



It's also a good idea to look directly at the web sites of companies and organizations you're interested in working for, as well as professional associations in your field.



Preparing your resume and other job-related communications:

These worksheets can be helpful in identifying your transferable skills, which you will want to include on your resume:

Transferable Skills Worksheet for Resumes and Cover Letters

Transferable Skills Set for Job-Seekers

Transferable Skills Checklist

Visual CV (create a visual, web-based resume)



Networking:

How to Network (Even If You Hate Networking) – a good resource for introverts

LinkedIn

Ten Ways to Use LinkedIn to Find a Job

How to Make Your LinkedIn Profile Rock

Once you join LinkedIn, search for groups to join related to your career field and for people working at places and doing things that interest you.

Also visit the web sites for the professional associations in your field, and see if there are local groups you can get involved with



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Monday, April 9, 2012

Renewable Energy: A Strategy for Long-Term Survival


Renewable Energy: A Strategy for Long-Term Survival
by Joel Boyce


This year, Care2 decided to expand Earth Day into Earth Month, since there is so much to explore when it comes to the environment. Every day in April, we’ll have a post about some of the most important topics for the environment, exploring and explaining the basics. It’s a great tool to help you get started with helping the environment or help explain it to others. See the whole series here.

What is Renewable Energy?
Broadly speaking, renewable energy is an energy source that naturally replenishes itself. Energy captured directly from the sun as heat (in solar thermal) or electricity (in solar voltaic) are good examples of renewable. When we use up this energy, we can just get more the next time the sun shines.

This is in comparison to a non-renewable energy source, which, by definition, will eventually run out. Fossil fuels are non-renewable. The bulk of the world’s oil reserves are expected to be gone by mid-century.

Endless Energy
Renewables are a free lunch. We will never have any major energy crises as a result of a renewable energy sources drying up. That’s because renewables are ultimately drawn from energy sources that will outlast the Earth itself.

The primary source of renewables is ultimately radiative energy received from the sun. Solar energy captures energy directly from the radiation that strikes the Earth’s surface. However, temperature differences due to the uneven heating of the Earth ultimately power our planet’s weather systems. Thus, wind power and wave power are also a form of solar energy, as is hydroelectric (which is replenished by rainfall).

Plants also store solar energy in the chemical bonds that knit up their living tissue. This energy can be consumed by humans and other animals who can, in turn, do more useful work. Or the energy can be released more directly, as in the examples of burning firewood or bio-fuels (living plant-derived ethanols, for example).

Two non-solar renewables are geothermal energy, which is partly powered by radioactive decay deep in the Earth, and energy captured from the ocean’s tides, which is ultimately drawn from the gravitational tug of both the moon and sun on our planet’s oceans.

Ancient Solar and Unwanted Byproducts
It comes as a surprise to some people that fossil fuels like oil, coal and natural gas are ultimately sun-derived energy sources as well. Made from dead plants and animals that were unable to decompose (usually because they were covered in mud and water where decomposers and oxygen couldn’t get at them), time and pressure eventually compressed them into energy-dense combustibles.

The critical difference between renewable and non-renewable sources, from an environmental perspective, is this: renewable sources, even bio-fuels, allow us to use only as much energy in a given period of time as our planet receives from the sun, its core and tidal forces.

Our ancient hunter-gatherer ancestors utilized fire as a tool and an energy source, but the creation of energy storing plant-tissue via photosynthesis and the decomposition of that same tissue via herbivorous stomachs, decomposing microorganisms, or a campfire, is the complementary part of that cycle, and results in the same chemical products that initially went into it (carbon dioxide and water). Ultimately, our stock of firewood is limited by the amount of solar energy captured by our forests.

Non-renewables allow us to gain additional energy stored at a previous time, but both the energy and the physical byproducts are outside of our planet’s short-term cycles. The burning of fossil fuels releases carbon dioxide that has been stored away for hundreds of millions of years, resulting in a rapid and violent shift in our climate. Some of the side-effects include running out of things that are supposed to be self-sustaining, like our fishing stocks, arable farmland and precious biodiversity.

Even nuclear energy, which many environmentalists advocate as the lesser of two non-renewable evils, releases large amounts of energy, but the process of nuclear fission creates byproducts that are difficult to store and dangerous to human health.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Renewable Experience Explosive Growth With Obama

Renewables Experience Explosive Growth in First Three Years of Obama Administration
By Kenneth Bossong, SUN DAY Campaign
April 2, 2012 |


WASHINGTON, D.C. -- According to the most recent issue of the "Monthly Energy Review" by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), with data through December 31, 2011, renewable energy sources expanded rapidly during the first three years of the Obama Administration while substantially outpacing the growth rates of fossil fuels and nuclear power.

Between January 1, 2009 and December 31, 2011, renewable energy sources (i.e., biofuels, biomass, geothermal, solar, water, wind) grew by 27.12 percent. By comparison, during the same three-year period, total domestic energy production increased by just 6.72 percent with natural gas and crude oil production growing by 13.66 percent and 14.27 percent respectively. Moreover, during the same period, nuclear power declined by 1.99 percent and coal dropped by 7.16 percent.

Looking at all energy sectors (e.g., electricity, transportation, thermal), renewable energy sources accounted for 11.74 percent of domestic energy production in 2011 — compared to 9.85 percent in 2008. In fact, renewable energy sources provided 10.90 percent more energy in 2011 than did nuclear power, although nuclear still provides a larger share of the nation’s electricity. (On the consumption side, which includes oil and other energy imports, renewable sources accounted for 9.29 percent of total U.S. energy use during 2011.)

During the first three years of the Obama Administration, geothermal grew by 15.63 percent, hydropower by 26.28 percent, solar by 28.09 percent, biofuels by 46.58 percent, and wind by 113.92 percent. Only biomass dipped - by 1.21 percent. Hydropower accounted for 34.62 percent of domestic energy production from renewable sources in 2011, followed by biomass (26.75 percent), biofuels (22.20 percent), wind (12.75 percent), geothermal (2.42 percent), and solar (1.24 percent).

Looking at just the electricity sector, according to EIA’s "Electric Power Monthly," with data through December 31, 2011, net electrical generation by non-hydro renewable energy sources (i.e., biomass, geothermal, solar, wind) grew by 54.6 percent during the first three years of the Obama Administration. During the same period, conventional hydropower expanded by 27.6 percent. Combined, electrical output from renewable energy sources was 36.5 percent greater for calendar year 2011 than it was for calendar year 2008. By comparison, between January 1, 2009 and December 31, 2011, natural gas used in electrical generation grew by 15.1 percent while nuclear and coal dropped by 2.0 percent and 12.7 percent respectively.

During 2011, hydro and non-hydro renewables combined accounted for 12.67 percent of net electrical generation compared to 9.25 percent in 2008. Comparing the 12-months of 2011 against the same time period in 2008, wind grew by 116.3 percent, solar by 110.0 percent, hydropower by 27.6 percent, geothermal by 12.5 percent, and biomass by 3.1 percent. For all of 2011, non-hydro renewables accounted for 4.75 percent of net electrical generation while conventional hydropower accounted for 7.91 percent. However, non-hydro renewables have been growing rapidly and for the last quarter of 2011, they accounted for 5.5 percent of net U.S. electrical generation. Among the non-hydro renewables contributing to net electrical generation in 2011, wind accounted for 61.4 percent, followed by biomass (29.1 percent), geothermal (8.6 percent), and solar (0.9 percent).

“The numbers speak for themselves — notwithstanding politically-inspired criticism, the pro-renewable energy policies pioneered by the Obama Administration have generated dramatic growth rates during the past three years, vastly outpacing those of all other energy sources,” said Ken Bossong, Executive Director of the SUN DAY Campaign. “The investments in sustainable energy made by the federal government as well as state and private funders have paid off handsomely underscoring the short-sightedness of emerging proposals to slash or discontinue such support.”

Monday, March 12, 2012

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Smaller, Renewable Energy Projects Setting Roots Across West Central Minnesota


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WILLMAR, Minn. - It’s hard to miss the development of renewable energy at the University of Minnesota campus in Morris.

There are now two, 1.6-megawatt wind generators towering over the prairie and cranking out enough kilowatts to provide 60 percent of the electrical needs on campus. A heating system utilizing locally harvested biomass produces 25 percent of the thermal energy required on campus, with expectations of meeting 50 percent of needs next year.

What can be more difficult to see, but no less significant, is the growing number and variety of smaller renewable energy projects setting roots all around the region. In recent years 17 different “net metering" projects have been added by customers on the Kandiyohi Power Cooperative’s distribution grid, for example. Using small wind generators or solar photovoltaic panels, customers are producing a portion of their own electricity and selling any excess back to the grid.

Renewable energy systems of all types — from small wind generators to methane digesters — are being installed on farms, homes and businesses throughout southwestern Minnesota. Participants from throughout western Minnesota gathered recently at the Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center to identify the projects and to help chart the way for more.



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Saturday, February 11, 2012

Colorado Rancher Sees Future in Wind Power, The Colorado Region Growing in Renewable Energy Whether Solar-Wind-Power

WindTV: Colorado rancher sees future in wind power
February 15, 2012
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“Wind turbines has rapidly become a part of the landscape and economic fabric of rural communities across the U.S.,” said American Wind Energy Association CEO Denise Bode.

WindTV: Colorado rancher sees future in wind power
The old juxtaposed with the new. That’s what visitors get when they head to the Colorado Cattle Co. ranch in New Raymer, Colo., and Tom Carr wouldn’t have it any other way.

Carr and his wife Darcy were once visitors to the ranch, and they liked it so much, they bought the business, which is both an operating ranch with cattle and a tourist destination. Today, the land is also host to a wind farm. Their business is featured on the latest segment of WindTV, the American Wind Energy Association’s vehicle to highlight how wind works for America.

“I’m not a granola eater,” says Tom Carr with characteristic Western straightforwardness. “As you can see by my waistline, I’m a meat-and-potatoes kind of guy, and conservative by nature. People, whether you’re a Republican, Democrat, Libertarian, Green Party—it doesn’t matter. I think that we all have a vested interest in our future, and the future of our children, and our children’s children.”

But with wind power’s key federal incentive -- the Production Tax Credit (PTC) – expiring, this future and thousands of good Colorado jobs are at risk. Wind power currently generates as many as 6,000 Colorado jobs, but a recent national study has shown jobs numbers would be cut in half and private investment dollars would drop by two thirds if Congress fails to act and the PTC expires.

“Wind power has rapidly become a part of the landscape and economic fabric of rural communities across the U.S.,” said AWEA CEO Denise Bode. “We are fighting today to keep that success story going and asking Congress to extend the PTC now, before it is too late.”

A bipartisan group of Colorado’s Congressional Delegation joined in this push last week with a letter to Senator Max Baucus, Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, and Representative Dave Camp, Chairman of the house Committee on Ways and Means, to include a PTC extension in any deal that emerges from the current payroll tax negotiations.

Meanwhile, the Carr family has found a good neighbor in wind power. At the time he bought the ranch, Carr had something important to consider, particularly given that he was buying a business that hosted guests seeking a traditional Western experience. Specifically, a yet-to-be built wind farm would soon be part of the landscape. So Carr surveyed every guest he could find to get their thoughts on the coming wind farm. Feedback, he says, was 100 percent positive, and the developer was eager to be a good neighbor and address any concerns he had.




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