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When the wind industry finally reacted to the world’s financial crisis—it didn’t fully hit us until 2010—at once, we lost both an incredibly vibrant global wind market and sufficiently robust profit margins. The market recovery is rebounding nicely now, but profit margins will probably never fully recover. This will have an enormous and continuing impact on R&D.

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It’s not a new honor, but it’s one we’re always thrilled to receive. RNRG has been named one of the “2016 Best Places to Work in Vermont" via an annual survey and awards program designed to recognize the places of employment in Vermont that benefit the state's economy, workforce, and businesses.

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It was a breezy evening on Lake Champlain, and the sun was sinking behind the blue and gunmetal gray Adirondack Mountains. Inside the ECHO Science Center, we gathered at round tables to celebrate the 2013 Terry Ehrich Award for Excellence in Socially Responsible Business. Jan Blomstrann, Renewable NRG Systems' president and CEO, was the honoree.

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This past week, we rolled out the rebranding of NRG Systems to “Renewable NRG Systems.” Along with a company name change, we also have a new vision and mission, logo, and corporate colors. It’s a lot of change all at one time. Everyone is asking why and what does it all mean?

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I work in an industry that’s mostly male. My company has 70% male employees. The wind industry itself is at least that percentage male and I’m often the only female in the room. For the most part, I hardly notice it any longer.

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I returned home from this year’s WINDPOWER conference in Chicago thinking about the new leadership at AWEA and all the discussions at the board meeting and on the podium about a new vision for the wind industry.

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I recently spoke at a business school class at The University of Vermont on the topic of employee relations. The students sat dutifully listening, but I’m not sure they really understood how critical a role “employee relations” plays in the workplace.

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Two weeks ago I returned from the wind industry’s big show, WINDPOWER 2012 in Atlanta. I’ll talk more about my experience in a moment, but on my way there I read the current issue of my old High School magazine.

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How hard can it be to get a bus line to go up and down 40+ miles of country road twice a day? Hard enough! Making it happen on Route 116 required many Vermonters to go out on a limb, expand their understanding of their personal and institutional possibilities, and...

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