Category Archives: Messaging

Utility Collaboration with Regulators: the End of Federal Energy Policy? Not Quite

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On August 29, 2017, the Denver Business Journal reported that Xcel Energy and a coalition of interested parties announced a plan to shut down 660 MW of coal-fired generation 10 years ahead of schedule. It’s not the first time this … Continue reading

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Dan Lyons Nails the Diversity Issue, but the Challenge is Broader, the Opportunity Greater

Dan Lyons is spot on in describing age discrimination in the tech industry: I’ve seen it happen to dozens of talented colleagues. But, the challenge exists in every industry—including energy—and touches every excuse to discriminate. The silver lining? Those in the hiring process who can see past the “homogeneity as fit” barrier have the opportunity to reap tremendous value and the benefits of fresh perspectives and deep experience. For an aging energy industry workforce, that’s good news! Continue reading

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CREC is Back and Better—Are You Commited to a Strong, Advocate CRES?

In May 2012, the Colorado Renewable Energy Society (CRES) held its annual “CREC” (Colorado Renewable Energy Conference) in conjunction with the World Renewable Energy Forum at the Colorado Convention Center. The CRES team assembled a Colorado track, placing our state’s … Continue reading

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Authentic Communications: Get it Done without Going Crazy

For sustainable and local businesses, an authentic approach to communications are a must. Here are a few basic tips and a workshop you can attend to learn how to get the job done without having this aspect of your business take over. Continue reading

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E-waste Solutions that Go Beyond the “Reuse Art Project”

MotherJones.com Econumdrum blogger Kiera Butler suggests the solution to our out-moded floppies is to turn them into wall art. I suggest we turn them over to competent recyclers who can harvest materials to go back into the manufacturing stream. What do you think is the answer for you, as a consumer or business professional? What is the message that you want to send as you manage your e-waste? Continue reading

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The Branding of Peace and Respect (with a thank you, Mind Over Markets)

As Carolyn Parrs of of Mind Over Markets points out, the solar industry needs to get real in its messaging. But, truth be told, all sustainability spaces need to get real and tough in their messaging. Which means disproving the ultimate American myth: that peace, justice, and respect are for wimps. Continue reading

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Get Authentic with Your Readers

With any audience, speak to what they love: themselves. Then, maybe they’ll give a rat’s patooty. Continue reading

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