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A failed coup in Turkey could lead to drastic plastics concerns

A failed coup attempt launched late last Friday by a wing of the Turkish army has had little impact on the polymer market. So far, Turkey’s petrochemicals sector has not been ruffled by the recent coup attempt and production levels are unaffected according to sources at Turkey’s largest plastics producer Petkim. Show More Summary

Will The Real Estate Agent Of The Future Be A Robot?

We have all seen the videos online of robots doing incredible human-like activities, but with increased efficiency; so should we mortal humans be afraid? Lamudi- the global property portal – takes a look at the impact robots will have on real estate. Show More Summary

Do You Know Who is Reading Your Resume?

When you fill out an application for a job, chances are good that one of three people will read your resume to discern if you're a good fit for the position. How you deal with each of these people is a little bit different, so it's important to know how the hiring process works for each employer as you search for a new job. Show More Summary

Use These Power Words in Your Next Interview

You have to list the correct words in your resume to get past applicant trackers and to match your qualifications to a job description. What you may not realize is that you need to use a power word set during your job interview, as well. Show More Summary

Can Mindfulness Help You Better Handle Stress?

Modern administrative professionals deal with input from multiple channels simultaneously. Requests come in through text, email, instant message, social media, standard mail and in-person communications. Over time, the overload can make it seem like it's impossible to focus on a single task. Show More Summary

Thesis: 'Transboundary Water Institutions in Developing Countries: A Case Study in Afghanistan'

6 days agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

My Afghan graduate student, Idrees Malyar, successfully defended his Water Resources Policy and Management Master's thesis last month: Transboundary Water Institutions in Developing Countries: A Case Study in Afghanistan. Idrees was originally trained as a civil engineer and decided to switch to the policy and management side of water so...

AWRA Women in Water Resources Interview #2: Brenda Ortigoza Bateman

This interview is the second of a six part series, written/conducted by AWRA President Martha Narvaez, celebrating the role of AWRA Women in Water Resources. Length of Time in the Water Resources/Natural Resources Field 24 years Current...Show More Summary

ORIGINAL REPORTING: Utility-scale solar booms as costs drop

Utility-scale solar booms as costs drop, challenging gas on price; The total cost of a new project fell more than 50% from 2007 to 2014, a new LBNL study finds. Herman K. Trabish, October 8, 2015 (Utility Dive) The utility-scale solar sector is maturing right before our eyes. Show More Summary

ORIGINAL REPORTING: The backbone for the modern grid

How 'grid neutrality' can build the backbone for the modern grid; Wellinghoff, Tong and partners propose 5 standard principles to guide DER integration Herman K. Trabish, October 12, 2015 (Utility Dive) As utilities and customers look...Show More Summary

Could the UK’s Gas Grid Be Converted to Hydrogen?

A new study claims converting the UK gas grid to carry hydrogen instead of natural gas will help to meet the UK’s carbon reduction targets and is technically feasible without much disruption to consumers. It proposes Leeds as a pilot city, but there are still major problems to be overcome before it can go ahead.

New Tool Measures Smart Grid Benefits. A Game Changer for Our Power Industry?

We all know exercise is good for our hearts and bodies, and who doesn’t enjoy stepping on the scale after weeks of good workouts to confirm progress was made? In a way, power companies are just like people. As they begin to invest in smart meters and other grid modernization efforts, utilities want to know how well they do. Show More Summary

India Continues Developing its Strategic Petroleum Reserve as its Oil Imports Grow

In response to India's increasing reliance on petroleum imports, India plans to bring online the country's first strategic petroleum reserve (SPR). The first phase of India's SPR includes three locations (Visakhapatnam, Mangalore, and Padur) in southern India with a combined capacity of 39.1 million barrels of crude oil.

Dutch and Danish Auction Model Heralds Bright Future for Offshore Wind

Dong Energy has set a record low price for an offshore wind farm in the Netherlands. According to energy expert Mike Parr, the Dutch achieved this result thanks to their tendering model – following the Danes – offering a shovel-ready project to operators. Show More Summary

Back to the DTI? The merger of DECC and BIS is a New Opportunity to Integrate Energy and Industrial Policies

As part of the new Prime Minister’s extensive reshuffle late last week, it was announced that the Departments of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) are to merge to form a new Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). Show More Summary

Demand-Side Resources are Key to System Flexibility

The National Renewable Energy Lab has a great paper titled Flexibility in 21st Century Power Systems. The paper addresses three grid requirements to accommodate increasing numbers of variable generation resources like wind and solar energy.

Procurement DE-claration, 2016: SRECDelaware Announces 2016 Procurement Results

The Delaware solar renewable energy credit (SREC) program, SRECDelaware, recently announced the results of its 2016 Procurement. This year, procurement was marked by a higher than anticipated volume of SRECs produced by new systems between 25kW and 2MW in capacity. In response, Delaware’s state utility, Delmarva, decided to buy the resulting 2446 excess SRECs.

Sierra Club Scorecard Plumbs Divisions Among Virginia Legislators

By and large, Virginia Republicans are still locked in a fossil fuel echo chamber, where “all of the above” and “war on coal” guide their votes. Virginia Democrats mostly acknowledge the damage climate change is doing to the commonwealth and around the planet and support a course correction. Show More Summary

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