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Personalize Your Cover Letter for the Position

Effective job preparation includes improving your resume and typing the perfect cover letter. The letter is often the crucial document that leads employers to consider you as a candidate. Refrain from writing general letters and personalize your application materials to show that you are the ideal candidate for the position. Show More Summary

CRS Report: 'Hydraulic Fracturing and Safe Drinking Water Act Regulatory Issues'

2 days agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Here is another timely Congressional Research Service (CRS) report, Hydraulic Fracturing and Safe Drinking Water Act Regulatory Issues, by Mary Tiemann and Adam Vann. Download Hyd_Fracturing_CRS Summary Hydraulic fracturing is a technique developed initially to stimulate oil production from wells in declining oil reservoirs. Show More Summary

ORIGINAL REPORTING, SEPTEMBER 2: WHERE IS THE U.S. ENERGY STORAGE MARKET GOING?

Where is the U.S. energy storage market going?; Storage deployments could triple this year and open big new markets Herman K. Trabish, March 10, 2015 (Utility Dive) click to enlarge The 40% growth in yearly additions to U.S. energy storage...Show More Summary

QUICK NEWS, September 2: EV SHARING COMES TO INDIANAPOLIS; NEW LINE TO MAKE MEMPHIS WIND’S GATEWAY; BUFFETT UTILS, CALIF GRID TO UNIFY

EV SHARING COMES TO INDIANAPOLIS Groundbreaking Electric Car Sharing Program Launches in an Unlikely City Brad Tuttle, September 2, 2015 (Money) “…[T]he nation’s most ambitious electric car sharing program launches [today in Indianapolis]…BlueIndy,...Show More Summary

Autodesk Invests in IoT Firm SeeControl

Autodesk is making a play to beef up its Internet of Things (IoT) announcing that it will acquire SeeControl, a San Francisco-based, enterprise-level IoT cloud service platform.In the past few years, IoT has become one of the most talked about topics in product development circles. With the advent of the cloud (and the computing potential […]

Overcoming a Career Slump

If you are feeling the effects of falling into a career slump, you are not alone. According to one scientific study, many professionals reach a period in the middle of their career where they find they are unsatisfied and depressed at work. Show More Summary

A Key Element for the Forthcoming Paris Climate Agreement

The upcoming Paris climate negotiations will constitute a critical step in the ongoing international process to reduce global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Whether the Paris outcome will be sufficiently ambitious to put the world on a path towards limiting global warming remains to be seen. read more

Do We Have a Wicked Problem to Deal With?

Two articles in Foreign Affairs highlight different routes forward for tacking the climate issue. One, by Michael Bloomberg, argues that the mitigation solution increasingly lies with cities (this isn’t just about city resilience) and the other puts the challenge squarely in front of the business community. read more

China's First 3rd-Party Study on Regional Air Quality Management Across 30 Provinces

In 2013, China State Council issued the Air Pollution Prevention and Control Action Plan 2013-2017 (aka “Ten Measures of Air”), setting a new precedent for governmental air pollution management efforts. One year after the Action Plan’s launch, what have China’s provinces and cities done to meet these requirements? read more

The Impact of Regulation and Broadband Investment

Several sponsored researchers have floated the notion that network neutrality and Title II common carrier regulation constitute the major reason why U.S. broadband carriers apparently have reduced capital expenditure in new and replacement physical plant. Show More Summary

India at the Deep End

It has been said of India that the more you get to know it, the less you understand. The country’s vast size, diversity, and complexity gives it a knack for defying logic and confounding accepted wisdom. This is especially true when it comes to the developing energy industry. read more

Alaska Increases Wind Power Capacity in Utility - and Distributed-Scale Projects

Although wind power provided less than 3% of Alaska's electric power generation in 2014, Alaska's wind power capacity has increased 20-fold between 2007 and 2014, growing from 3 megawatts (MW) to 60 MW. This increase is notable in light of the challenges of installing and connecting large wind generators. read more

Batteries for the Smart Grid: Controlling Advanced Chemistry

Concepts behind the smart grid are growing to tackle an electric power grid system that has changed very little in the 130 years or so of its existence. There is ample room for modernization efforts, to say the least. An updated grid would better be able to take advantage of smart metering and manage data […]

Recycling Company Fined For Mishandling Waste Chemicals

Integrated Plastics Solutions, a plastics recycling company in El Dorado, Kansas, has been ordered to pay $97,612 in restitution and a $10,000 fine for mishandling waste chemicals after pleading guilty to one count of unlawful storage of a hazardous waste, according to the US Attorney’s Office for the District of Kansas. In its plea, the […]

Reasons Customers Abandon Their Online Carts

Studies suggest that nearly 75 percent of consumers suddenly abandon shopping carts online every year. Businesses that anticipate more sales and then lose business can truly benefit from understanding why some consumers do not choose to complete the sale. Show More Summary

General Mills Pledges Supply Chain Emissions Cuts

General Mills has pledged to reduce absolute greenhouse gas emissions by 28 percent, compared to a 2010 baseline, across its full value chain — from farm to fork to landfill — by 2025. General Mills’ focus on reducing greenhouse gas emissions formally began within its direct operations in 2005. Over the last 10 years, General […]

Turning Wine into Biofuel

The solid waste left over from wine-making could make a competitive biofuel, according to University of Adelaide researchers. Published in the journal Bioresource Technology, the Australian researchers showed that up to 400 liters of bioethanol could be produced by fermentation of one metric ton of grape marc (the leftover skins, stalks and seeds from wine-making). […]

Cleaner Streets, Lower Collection Costs with Bigbelly Smart Waste, Recycling System

Los Angeles’s Downtown Center Business Improvement District (DCBID) has expanded its use of the Bigbelly smart waste and recycling system for broader waste management coverage across the district. Thirty-six new Bigbelly waste and recycling units will replace traditional trash bins on the southern California streets. Show More Summary

Supply Chain Tool Saves Firm $630,00 in 9 Months

Supply chain management company Afflink has launched phase two of its supply chain consultation software. Elevate is a no-cost, customer-centric knowledge portal that helps businesses monitor and manage their supply chain spend in under 20 minutes. Show More Summary

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