Through university courses, conferences, and reports facilitated by academic staff, the utility industry and its trade association, the Edison Electric Institute, have boosted lobbying efforts targeting state government officials and decision makers.
Management theory says, "Stick to what you know. Don't stray from you core business." That's all well and good, but what happens when the core is changing and it's no longer a reliable source of profit and continuity?
Vice Admiral Michele Howard, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations, who was interviewed at ARPA-E by The Atlantic's Steve Clemons, gives us hope that diversity could be a secret weapon to shift calcified -- and white-male-dominated -- industries into innovation overdrive.
This month marks the anniversaries of two notable events, decades apart yet related in terms of historical impact, awareness of vulnerability, and challenge to business as usual: the Arab oil embargo 40 years ago and Superstorm Sandy, which hit the Northeast on Oct. 29 last year.
As you reflect on the this year's Super Bowl, take a moment to think about the individual stadiums competing in the Solar Bowl. Their commitment to tap into our largest source of energy in the US -- solar energy -- is a clear example of how individual leaders are moving America forward.