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Through robust analysis and strategic assessment, Energy Intersections supports businesses in the energy sections in meeting long-term goals:
- assess the environment,
- formulate or review vision and mission,
- analyze energy projects, including financial, market and risk implications
- establish strategic goals,
- design implementation strategies for those goals, and
- monitor, evaluate and respond to the results.
We can provide analyses (energy analyses, as well as high-level financial, market, and risk assessments) of projects and initiatives. Further, we can synthesize large quantities of complex and technical information into clear, easy to grasp written reports and engaging presentations for a variety of audiences. Then, we help you integrate this information into your strategic approach to actively improve performance and your bottom line.
The Energy Intersections Blog explores a variety of strategic issues relevant to—and some specific to—numerous energy sectors, with a focus on integration and cross-sector collaboration. Together, we can make the most of our energy.
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Recent Energy Intersections Posts
Being in Cologne, Germany in June for the Renewable Energy World Europe 2012 conference was an awe inspiring experience. Check out my paper on RE policy, slides, and video clips from the conference. With this kind of leadership at home and across the pond, we are bound to make headway in the most important challenges we face regarding energy production and use. Continue reading
Over the years, the notion has developed that strategic planning is something that only huge businesses with huge staffs and huge budgets can undertake in any codified, structured way. This post is designed to dispel that myth. In fact, strategic planning is really about developing an habitual strategic mindset and folding that mindset into your existing business planning and implementation practices. In one hour, you can get yourself and your team or business on the road to a strategic plan. Continue reading
Watching the simple fact of the Earth’s temperature change over 131 years is a lot harder to ignore than a list of facts and figures. And, it’s easy to list some obvious implications for a place like Colorado, just off the top of one’s head. What does this NASA video make you feel? And, more importantly, make you want to do? Continue reading
March 8, 2012 is International Women’s Day. It’s a great time to think about the great things we see women do, the great things we see women and men do together, and how we can bring greater equality to the world. I’m thinking particularly about equality of energy access. I’m grateful that I live in a world of relative equality, and that I can close out much of the brutal inequality between genders that remains. But, I allow myself to see enough to know that I have to act, every day, to keep the tide moving forward: for women in the U.S. and around the globe. With that in mind, I’ll go haul some wood to heat my home: in homage to the women who do it every day just to feed their families. Oh, and in May I’ll host a couple of forums on the topic, too. Continue reading
In March of 2011, the Xcel Energy incentives for residential solar PV buyers, shifting from an up-front incentive (UFI) to a performance-based incentive (PBI) that pays the owner based on how much electricity is actually produced. There are a variety of reasons for that change, not the least of which was cash flow concerns for Xcel. So, what does that mean for the residential PV buyer? The answer depends on when you buy and how much you pay… as well as how much Xcel charges for electricity in the future. Continue reading
In December of 2011, I was humbled by my UCD Cohort IV peers: they asked me to deliver our commencement address. They also came through when I asked them for their parting thoughts. Here is the video of the presentation: a compilation of ideas from a group of very smart folks, and my particular call to leadership. Continue reading