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What You Don't Know About Energy Vocabulary

The Great Energy Challenge Quiz
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You probably know words such as fracking and hydroelectricity, but how well do you really know the language that helps describe our energy landscape? Take the Energy Quiz, "What You Don't Know About Energy," and find out.

Visit The Great Energy Challenge Energy Quizz Hub and put your energy IQ to the test.

Guest Post: When It Comes To Information Always Take Shortcuts But Never Cut Corners

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Never confuse short-cuts (which maximize efficiency) with cutting corners (which is laziness that jeopardizes information integrity and increases risk).

When working with information systems, and just about everything else, there is a natural human desire to get more done with less effort. Some call this working smarter not harder. Others call it maximizing efficiency. I call it going to work every day in the real world.

How Wind Is Leading Fossil Fuels to End Subsidies

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By Carol Pierson Holding

After a year where wind producers sat on their hads, waiting until Congress decided whether the wind tax credits would be extended, it finally happened: on December 31, as part of the fiscal cliff deal, Congress extended the production tax credit (PTC) for wind and other renewables through the end of 2013.

Guest Post: Keep Your Friends Close

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Information Management Systems Can Grant Your Stakeholders Access to Critical Information While Also Restricting Access to Proprietary Business Information

 
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Information Management Systems Can Grant Your Stakeholders Access to Critical Information While Also Restricting Access to Proprietary Business Information

 

Guest Post: New Robot Designed For Investigation Of Fukushima Daiichi Reactor Basements

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The New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization, (NEDO), and the Chiba Institute of Technology have designed a new robot which will be used to investigate the basement areas of the reactors at Fukushima Daiichi.  Unmanned robotic equipment is essential for ongoing work operations at the crippled plant, where radiation levels are often found too high for humans to work around.  TEPCO operators have also been employing the robots in less-contaminated areas, to conserve doses which otherwise would be absorbed by workers.

GE Citizenship Report Applauded for Transparency on Nuclear Stance

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In his ZDnet blog, sustainability expert James Farrar contrasts the forthright transparency in GE's 2010 Citizenship Report around its strategic position on nuclear power with the relative silence on the topic in sustainability reports from Siemens, which recently announced plans to exit the nuclear business.

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In his ZDnet blog, sustainability expert James Farrar contrasts the forthright transparency in GE's 2010 Citizenship Report around its strategic position on nuclear power with the relative silence on the topic in sustainability reports from Siemens, which recently announced plans to exit the nuclear business.

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