Category Archives: energy

Clean energy professionals exchange career tips

Leaders in Energy conducted its 4th annual Green Jobs Forum and Green Career Workshop on August 17, 2017. The sold-out event, with over 100 people participating, was held at the DC Sustainable Energy Utility (DCSEU) headquarters in Washington, DC.

Green Jobs – Current and Future Trends

Green Jobs – Current and Future Trends

Join us for our fourth Annual Green Jobs forum on Thursday, August 17th, 6-8:30 pm. We’re bringing together green job seekers and providers of green jobs to exchange information about current and future market trends. There will also be a pre-event workshop more »

Janine Finnell and John Gaffigan interview on WERA 96.7 on June 14

Leaders in Energy’s Janine Finnell and John Gaffigan will be the guests on The Green & Sexy Radio Show on Wednesday, June 14th, at 7:00 pm (EDT). The Green & Sexy Radio Show will broadcast live on WERA 96.7FM and stream at: more »

Cybersecurity and the power grid

In the face of the mounting threats of cyberattacks and the vulnerable, interdependent electric grid systems, governments, utilities, businesses, and people need to come together and do what is necessary to be prepared. No one can afford to be complacent. This was the message at the Energy Infrastructure and Cybersecurity forum held by Leaders in Energy at Make Offices in Arlington, VA (Clarendon) on June 1, 2017.

Opinion: The frog, climate change, and Trump

There is a short analogy that has been used to explain the human response to climate change (whether in the form of denial, inaction, or delay, or simply nonchalance): that if you throw a frog into a pot of boiling water, he will hop right out, but if you put the frog in a pot of cold water and then turn on the burner, he will remain calmly in the pot until he is fully cooked.

The analogy does provide some insight into our lackadaisical response to a changing climate. From a human perspective, climate change is indeed a slow-moving phenomenon, but geologically-speaking, it is incredibly rapid. As a set of events and changes unleashed primarily by our discovery of fossil fuels some 300 years ago (and dramatically increased rates of extraction and combustion mostly in the last hundred), a cognitive sense of changing climate is distributed across only a dozen generations – either too slow to notice, or too ambiguous to come to conclusions about causality.

Are you prepared if the lights go out in your area?

I just finished reading the cyber-techno book thriller, Blackout, by Marc Elsberg, on the theme of a cyberattack in Europe and the United States leading to a prolonged power outage. It made me wonder whether I was really prepared for an emergency of this kind. It was bad enough experiencing the Derecho storm in the summer of 2012 where my neighborhood in Virginia experienced a power outage in the sweltering heat for 5 days!

After that experience, I became more interested in the topic of community microgrids and back-up power systems to help shield one in the event of a power outage. As a result of reading Marc’s book, I have also been doing research on the best ways to prepare for a power emergency, whether caused by natural or more nefarious reasons such a cyberattack.

Top Public and Private Sector Grid and Cybersecurity Experts Share Solutions

Top Public and Private Sector Grid and Cybersecurity Experts Share Solutions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA, USA, May 23, 2017 / Berlin-based author of the techno-cyber thriller Blackout, Marc Elsberg, and cyber and grid resiliency experts will speak at the Leaders in Energy forum on Thursday, June 1, 2017, 6:00pm to 8:30pm at the Make more »

Energy Infrastructure and Cybersecurity

Energy Infrastructure and Cybersecurity

WHEN:  Thursday, June 1, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM EDT WHERE:  Make Offices Clarendon 3100 Clarendon Blvd #200 Arlington, VA 22201 Register here Learn about cybersecurity and power grid issues with author, Marc Elsberg, who will showcase his more »

Enlightened management principles to achieve your goals

Managers need to be more cognizant of their leadership styles and, through more conscious listening practices, develop stronger awareness of the team members they manage. In order to achieve the results that are expected of the organization, they should apply SMART goal-setting and coaching strategies that maximize employees’ potential.

Extravaganza sponsors bring innovations to college campuses

At the Energy and Sustainability Extravaganza at The George Washington University (GW) on February 24, 2017, attendees learned about what universities in the DC area are doing to reach their sustainability goals and commitments. But, as some of the panelists acknowledged, no one person, office, or even university can bring the high-level change and results alone. At some point in almost any project, whether in higher education or elsewhere, partners are needed.