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We've asked the NextEnergy team to share the industry-related news, stories and information that have grabbed their attention this month. We hope you find it useful!

Jim Saber, President and CEO

What he’s reading:  Evaluating energy efficiency At last!

Source: Utility Drive

What makes it interesting: Takes a fresh look at the importance of energy efficiency and renewable energy working hand in hand.

Latonya Binford, Accountant

What she’s reading: Go Teal for Growth

Source: SF Magazine

What makes it interesting: Small business has always been particularly sensitive to most environmental changes. During the COVID-19 pandemic, in many cases, it is essential that small businesses are able to quickly adapt and/or pivot for survival. This article discusses the Teal organization structure type whose three main characteristics enable a business, especially a small business, to become more nimble.

Wayne Snyder, Director, Technology Development

What he’s reading: Reopening Our Cities in the Midst of COVID-19 Calls for Inclusive Community Engagement

Media: Meeting of the Minds

What makes it interesting:  Development and adoption of smart city solutions has always required citizen engagement. And now as well as looking ahead, I think this will be critically important to a staged and sustainable reopening process.

Eric McDonald, Director, Faculties & Infrastructure Development

What he’s reading: COVID-19 is Changing Residential Electricity Demand

Media: T&D World

What makes it interesting: Opening and closing the refrigerator more? Pecan Street, an organization in Austin Texas analyzes data collected from homes in its network since the novel coronavirus first impacted Texas.

Tim Slusser, Director, Smart Mobility Initiatives

What he’s reading: Renewable Hydrogen: The Answer for Complete Decarbonization (Interview)

Media: Ballard blog

What makes it interesting: Our current global situation has generated a lot of discussion on what we can do to better address climate change (i.e. stay home, travel less, etc.). This interview with Jack Brouwer at UC Irvine details the role that hydrogen can play to help achieve a carbon free future.


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