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Colorado Well Positioned For Pollution Standards

2014-09-16T16:20:00.044-06:00




DENVER (AP) – Out of all the states in the nation, Colorado offers the best sneak peek at what the nation would look like once President Barack Obama’s energy regulations take effect. But critics warn it’s too soon to say Colorado’s energy plan won’t have negative consequences. Colorado got high praise Monday in a plan from the Obama administration aimed at cutting carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by nearly a third over the next 15 years. Colorado was cited repeatedly as a model for reducing carbon emissions while managing to “dispatch power effectively in the short term and to ensure adequate capacity in the long term.”

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One Giant Leap – Green Denver Scrambles on Building Energy Codes!

2014-09-02T16:17:59.090-06:00



Greenest City Denver
By Melissa Baldridge

Denver touts itself as one of the nation’s greenest cities — from bike ridership to outdoor lifestyles to mass transit to number of LEED buildings per capita. As recently as 2011, was named fifth nationwide in an overall green-city ranking, sixth for its buildings, and first for environmental governance. But that which doesn’t grow, dies.

The Queen City is now a laggard – both in its building energy codes, which haven’t changed for years, and in enforcement. Many of the metro area building departments have moved their building codes to the 2012 version. That means their energy codes are 15 percent more stringent than the 2009 codes. Denver’s residential energy codes are stuck in time in 2009, and its gutted residential requirements don’t require building envelope or duct testing – labor-intensive work that shows whether homes and duct systems leak. Nor does Denver require “commissioning” of commercial building systems like hot water heating, lighting and the building “shell” – making sure they function as designed.

Yet the city plans to implement 2015 building and energy codes next year – a gigantic leap for builders trying to squeak by swamped code officials doing clipboard walk-throughs, to an era of advanced home and building performance testing.




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Breakthrough Renewable Energy Forecasting Coming To US Grid By 2015

2014-07-30T09:29:29.853-06:00

Breakthrough Renewable Energy Forecasting Coming To US Grid By 2015 by Silvio Marcacci Breakthrough renewable energy forecasting technologies may be two years away from revolutionizing the efficiency of wind and solar generation on America’s grid. Storm front image via Shutterstock The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) is adding to its already impressive list of renewable energy innovations with a new two-year plan to develop custom forecasting systems for wind energy and solar power. NCAR scientists and engineers will develop technology to improve wind power output by predicting sudden changes in wind speed, help wind farm operators avoid curtailment during icy conditions, and predict the amount of energy generated by small-scale solar energy installations. Pushing Past State Of The Art To Probabilistic Forecasts This new batch of renewable energy forecasting systems will be deployed at Xcel Energy regional control centers in Denver, Minneapolis, and Amarillo to help the utility increase renewable energy output to the grid while reducing costs and ensuring a reliable power supply. “This is pushing the state-of-the-art still further,” said Sue Ellen Haupt, NCAR program director. “Every improvement to the forecasts results in additional savings.” The new phase of renewable energy forecasting technology will provide “probabilistic forecasts,” meaning utility managers will be able to make decisions based on high-accuracy predictions of certain weather conditions at a wind farm on the next day. Forecasts will focus on wind “ramp” events, ice and extreme temperatures, and distributed solar. Anticipating Wind Ramp Events Of the three, predicting ramp events could mean the most for overall generation. Ramp events refer to sudden and significant changes in wind conditions over the span of a few hours due to passing weather fronts or atmospheric events. NCAR’s Variational Doppler Radar Analysis System (VDRAS) will combine radar data with computer simulations to create accurate forecasts for specific wind farms and reduce intermittency. Wind ramp event image via Atmos News VDRAS forecasts will allow utilities to accurately estimate how much electricity wind farms can generate, and ramp other baseload generation up or down according to overall demand on the grid. “We are able to power the system using wind more often, and aggressively, than we have in the past,” said Gabriel Romero of Xcel. Preventing Cold-Weather Effects On Turbines While ramp events may mean the most for generation, predicting extreme weather conditions could do the most to prevent sudden wind farm shut downs. NCAR is partnering with Pennsylvania State University to develop a 48-hour forecasting system to predict extreme temperature swings as well as the impact of freezing rain and fog on turbines. Both of these weather conditions can force wind farms to stop operation, and can potentially damage turbine blades. NCAR is applying similar computer models and specialized algorithms as the ones used to keep aircraft safe from potentially lethal in-flight icing conditions. Predicting Small-Scale Solar Output If you thought solar was being left out of the forecasting mix, don’t worry – NCAR is also developing a forecasting system to help utilities anticipate the output of small-scale solar installations. The system will predict when customers with rooftop solar will supply their own demand, when they’ll be contributing excess electricity to the grid, and when they’ll need to pull power from utility sources. This new solar forecasting system will augment NCAR research already underway to forecast sunlight conditions and predict power at 15-minute increments for large-scale solar installations. The existing research will use an array of observational tools to predict cloud cover at solar facilities and the effect different types of clouds will have on generation.   Renewable Energy Forecasting Equals Economic Benefits A[...]



Denver Cleans Up in Ranking of “World’s Best Oil and Gas Cities”

2014-07-08T13:46:02.644-06:00



Call this bit of news a “blast from the past” that will make people in Colorado’s oil and gas industry smile—and could leave environmentalists and members of the clean energy industry shaking their heads. Rigzone, an online industry news and analysis publication based in Houston, has named Denver the best oil and gas city in the U.S. and third-best oil and gas city in the world. The only cities to beat out Denver were second-ranked Calgary, Alberta, which is the center of Canada’s energy industry, and top-ranked Dubai, the booming United Arab Emirates city that is the hub for the oil and gas industry in the Persian Gulf. While the rankings aren’t an authoritative measure—Rigzone said about 8,000 readers participated in its survey—it is another indicator that the “old school” energy industry is booming while new industries such as wind and solar are struggling.

Rigzone’s introduction to the rankings said it looked at two factors—the economic potential of the area and its attractiveness as a place to work.

The Denver area did well on both measures. Companies including Halliburton, Noble Energy, Anadarko Petroleum, and EnCana have significant operations in the area. Estimates created by industry groups estimate oil and gas accounted for 77,600 jobs in the state in 2012, along with value-added economic activity of more than $11 billion. They project that by 2035, those numbers could swell to 175,363 jobs and $26 billion in impact.The report also cited the Denver area’s quality of life, opportunities for outdoor recreation, and good weather. What’s good for employees in the oil and gas world is to the consternation of environmentalists and some local communities.

New improvements to technologies such as directional drilling and hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, are contributing to the boom. Together they have opened up new areas for exploration, but those fields often are near communities on the Front Range, where most Coloradans live. For the past few years, opponents have been organizing against the industry.

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Renewable Energy Outlook Looking Brighter!

2014-07-08T13:40:45.959-06:00

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Renewable energy is generally defined as energy that comes from resources which are continually replenished on a human timescale such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, waves and geothermal heat.


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Colocation Providers, Customers Trade Tips on Energy Savings

2013-11-01T11:21:10.375-06:00


 



Colocation and Energy Unite
PALO ALTO, Calif. –
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Customers of colocation facilities don’t always see eye to eye with the companies whose infrastructure and energy they depend on, but at times, their interests do align. At the 2013 Data Center Efficiency Summit on Tuesday, representatives of both groups shared ideas about how they could improve energy efficiency and rely more on renewable power.

Nicole Peill-Moelter, director of environmental sustainability at Akamai, called on colocation providers to share data on power usage with customers.

Sharing Best Practices
Then again, a colocation customer could share best practices with other companies running infrastructure in the same facility. “I think that would break down some of the barriers that we face,” said Tom Fisher, a sustainability manager at Salesforce.com. Colocation providers could also assist their customers by offering incentives for energy-efficient practices or helping to trouble-shoot obvious inefficiencies that could worsen site-wide Power Usage Efficiency (PUE). To some degree, that’s already happening.

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Winter Checklist: Button Up Your Home With These Energy-Saving Tips!

2013-11-01T10:45:59.473-06:00



Energy Tips to Help During The Winter Time
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The Furnace
•Move materials away from the furnace, especially flammable materials.
•Check your pilot light. If it isn’t burning, follow the instructions for relighting which are typically printed on access doors. You can also find information on the manufacturer’s website—that’s where you should go to learn about maintenance requirements for your equipment. If you have difficulty, call a qualified heating contractor for advice.
 •Vacuum out any dust or debris in and around the unit, especially the blower. Replace the filter if needed.
 •We recommend that you have your furnace professionally inspected each year by a qualified professional. These are some things they might do: ◦Lubricate the blower motor with a non-detergent motor oil. ◦Remove the flame shield and check the burner for corrosion. ◦Check the flue for gaps or dents and make sure it is venting properly to the outdoors. Around the House
•Set your programmable thermostat for winter! Click here to see recommended settings from

ENERGY STAR.
 •Create a clear area around the heat registers by moving furniture, rugs, drapes, etc. Vacuum out dust in registers.
 •Test smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Be sure to keep extra batteries on hand.
•Check that your fire extinguisher is fully charged; replace if needed.
•Check windows and doors for drafts, and install weather stripping where it’s needed. A qualified contractor can also help you test for leaks and seal them, and can also add insulation to your attic and walls if needed.
•Check your fireplace for soot or creosote build-up. Schedule a visit from a reputable chimney sweep if needed. Outside the House
•Shut off valves to outdoor faucets. Open spigots and drain and store hoses.
•Make sure furnace intakes and outputs are clear (nothing is crowding them) and keep snow away from them.
 •Take advantage of the sun’s warmth; trim back bushes and trees around your windows.


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Is Ity Too Late To Save Climate Change?

2013-11-01T09:41:31.074-06:00

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Investor: Colorado Can Lead in Renewable Energy

2013-02-26T12:19:00.991-07:00



Investor: Colorado can lead in renewable energy
By Julie Gorte Denverpost

In 2004, Colorado became the first state in the nation to create a Renewable Energy Standard at the ballot box. That year, citizens called for the state to get 10 percent of its energy from renewable sources.

Lawmakers took this mandate and raised the bar further, first to 20 percent — then again to 30 percent. Investors and companies have rewarded the state for its efforts. Today, nearly 20,000 Coloradans work in the clean energy sector and the equivalent of more than two large nuclear reactors' worth of renewable energy capacity is either online or in the queue.

In spite of these gains, a handful of private interest groups are trying to roll back progress on renewable energy in states like Colorado with faulty reasoning. At the same time, Colorado is becoming a victim of its own success, nearing a renewable energy plateau that will require an even stronger commitment to build on the investments that have already been made.

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Using Social Media For Your Sales Job Search Denver: A Definitive Guide

2013-02-25T20:10:22.548-07:00

Using Social Media For Your Job Search: A Definitive Guide Article LinkSocial media isn't just for connecting with that high school friend you haven't seen in years, and sharing juicy updates on what's been going on in your life - you can actually leverage this online tool to help you get a job. The explosion of social media in the last few years has meant that many companies and recruitment managers have taken to platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to source for fresh talent and improve their company profile and presence. In this post, we'll be giving you actionable information on how you can use social media to advance your career prospects. 1. Build a Great Online Presence Before a company decides to send you that 'Congratulations, You've Been Hired!' email, they'll do the obligatory search for your name online to determine what kind of presence you have. You want to aim for a professional one that highlights your professional achievements, passions and connections. A cursory search on Google by a company recruiter should come up with things like your resume, your LinkedIn profile or Twitter page. It might also be a good idea to come up with a blog that details your passions in relation to what you're good at. For example, if you are an aspiring graphic designer, you can come up with a pictorial blog on some of the designs you have done, interspersed with text posts. 2. Tweet About Your Job Search Twitter's fluid nature means that things on this platform are dynamic and fast-moving. If you're subscribed to the right people, it's pretty easy to get the attention of industry specialists. Tweeting about your job search and enthusing about your dream job, while at the same time asking others to retweet your job search, can be a powerful way of bringing you exactly what you want. Twitter has a character limit of about 140 characters, so keep your tweets fresh, concise and eye-catching to get the reaction you need. 3. Research, Research, Research Social media provides you with organic sources of content that will help you stay up-to-date on new developments in the job industry of your choice. People are always sharing links to blog posts, articles and Facebook pages. Make sure to check out any links that seem interesting and that may turn out legitimate job leads. Sites such as www.glassdoor.com are perfect for checking out company reviews put up by current and former employees of companies that you may be interested in working with. 4. Stay Active on LinkedIn LinkedIn is the Facebook for professionals. It is a great place to connect and network with like-minded individuals, and may be a good first place to look during your job search given its large database of professionals. The main thing to keep in mind while using LinkedIn is making sure that your profile is 100 percent complete. This allows LinkedIn to rank your profile higher in its search results, making you more visible to recruiters and human resource staff. 5. Engage With An Employer When you're following a prospective employer on Twitter or Facebook, the key is to keep it subtle. You want to look like you're interested in the company and have the knowledge about what makes them tick before pitching your application. This should ideally come after a few weeks of engaging the employer. This is because if you approach most people on social media with job requests, they most likely will clam up and you'll lose your chance at being employed with that company. At the end of the day, it's all about timing, being respectful and demonstrating passion for your chosen field that will get you noticed. 6. Join Social Media Groups and Forums These are available on platforms such as LinkedIn and Facebook, and give you a chance to demonstrate your expertise on a particular subject area. At the same time, you should demonstr[...]



Wind Energy in Colorado 2012 Was a Historic Year of Achievement For Wind Energy

2013-02-08T14:03:04.802-07:00




Wind Energy in Colorado 2012 was a historic year of achievement for wind energy

 For the first time wind energy became the number one source of new U.S. electric generating capacity, providing some 42 percent of all new generating capacity. The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) announced in 2012 an additional 13,124 megawatts (MW) of electric generating capacity was installed nationwide, achieving over 60,000 MW of cumulative wind capacity.

This level of capacity is capable of providing almost 15 million homes or all of Colorado, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Nevada, and Ohio combined with electricity. The final numbers will be released in April in AWEA’s annual report. On April 15th, 2012 Xcel energy set a U.S. record by generating nearly 57% of their energy demand from wind energy here in Colorado, demonstrating the potential of wind energy in our state.

 Colorado recently climbed the ranks from 12th to 10th for new capacity installations in the nation.

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Photography Highlight of a Clean Energy Landscape, Green Energy, Windfarms, Fossil Fuel & More

2013-02-08T14:04:23.918-07:00

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Vestas to Supply Wind Towers for Third Party Projects in North America, Job Fairs Colorado

2013-01-17T09:35:27.288-07:00

Job Fairs to be Held in Pueblo and Colorado Springs. The company has signed an agreement to supply towers for a number of non-Vestas wind power projects over the next two years.
PUEBLO, Colo. —

Adjusting to its new business reality, Vestas says it is implementing its plan to create a more flexible and scalable business to adapt the company to the uncertain market situation in the wind industry. Part of this plan is to more effectively use the existing production capacity. This new agreement is a step in securing this, according to the Danish manufacturer.

 The agreement means Vestas will ramp up at its tower factory in Pueblo, Colorado. Vestas soon will begin manufacturing the first part of a third-party tower supply agreement that could use up to 25 per cent of the production capacity. The agreement will create more than 100 jobs by the end of the first quarter of 2013.

“We are pleased with this new agreement. Vestas is known for having industry-leading quality in our manufacturing processes and facilities, and it is satisfying that other companies recognise this by choosing to use our factories to produce components for their projects,” said Jean-Marc Lechêne, Executive Vice President & COO for Vestas Wind Systems A/S.

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

2013-01-17T09:39:38.831-07:00



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.

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Key Words Used in The Renewable Clean Energy Industry

2013-02-08T14:10:22.582-07:00

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

2013-02-11T15:25:09.611-07:00

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The Missing Link To Renewable Energy

2012-10-10T20:22:28.038-06:00

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

2013-02-11T15:11:20.397-07:00

 * 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 EXPERIENCE7/11-11/12 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[...]



Solar Systems Debut in Boulder County Schools

2012-10-03T09:35:05.837-06:00



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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2013-02-08T14:12:21.777-07:00

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The Clean Technology and Renewables Energy Markets

2012-08-24T14:15:36.190-06:00

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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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24th Annual IEHRA Energy Conference in Las Vegas

2012-08-08T09:10:56.075-06:00



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

2012-07-31T16:17:00.611-06:00



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

2012-07-26T22:29:30.029-06:00

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

2012-07-09T13:55:39.841-06:00


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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