Stephanie Kolodziej

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Natural gas and solar power have been growing together. Can that last?

If you want a quick overview of the state of electrical generation in the United States, just take a look at the Xcel Energy’s High Bridge Generating Station in St. Paul, Minnesota.<p>Opened in 2008 as a replacement for an aging coal plant, the station features a 534-megawatt natural gas facility …

How Does Envy Help Us Better Understand Ourselves?

<i>Part 6 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> Seven Deadly Sins<p><b>About Parul Sehgal's TED Talk</b><p>Parul Sehgal, an editor at <i>The New York Times Book Review</i>, says literature would hardly exist without the "grim thrill" of envy. She says as dangerous as it can be, envy can teach us a lot about who we are and what we …

The complicated logistics of work and pregnancy

In May of last year, I took a trip to Nevada to report a profile of a political candidate. After a three-hour interview with my subject, a member of …

Apple to build 70 MW solar farm on site of bankrupt Arizona sapphire plant

Last year, Apple partnered with a company called GT Advanced to build a massive artificial sapphire factory in Arizona. The goal was presumably to …

Google Makes Two More Solar, Wind Investments

We’re barely three weeks into 2015, and Google has already disclosed two substantial investments in renewable energy projects.<p>The total so far: more than $1.5 billion.<p>The most recent transaction (its 19th so far) will see the Internet giant put $76 million into the Balko Wind project in Oklahoma, …

Is the solar panel & battery combo ready to change energy markets?

The big idea right now for solar and batteries is this: put solar panels on your roof, a battery in the backyard (or basement), and become utterly …

This Infographic Shows How Worried Digital Advertisers Are About Viewability

A great debate in digital advertising is brewing around the issue of viewability that will only heat up after the calendar flips to 2015.<p>According to …

Is Your Brain Trying To Sabotage Your Leadership?

If you’ve ever tried to lead a group of people—even a small group—you’ll know it can be a real challenge.<p>Everyone has their own personality and way of doing things, so no two situations are ever the same.<p>Now you can add another complicating factor into that leadership equation: <b>your brain</b>.<p><b>Know Your</b> …

Top 10 Marketing Books of 2014

Every entrepreneur should read these groundbreaking books on how to market yourself, your product, and your company.<p>My previous posts have identified the Top 10 Business Books of 2014 and the 7 Most Thought-Provoking Books of 2014. In this post, I turn to marketing, where it's been a <i>very</i> good year, …

You're Better Off Being a Nice Boss. Science Says So

Several studies point to the benefit of being kind to your employees.<p>In Hebrew, there's a concept called "distance" that refers to keeping a distance between a subordinate and the person in charge. So, for example, a lieutenant in the army treats his soldiers with "distance," refraining from …

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