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Thanks to its ongoing dedication to promoting health and wellness among employees, RNRG has been chosen to receive the prestigious Governor’s Excellence in Worksite Wellness Award for the fourth time in six years.

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RNRG’s own Principle Software Engineer, Rob Hale, was recently named an Executive Fellow of BTV Ignite—the Vermont arm of the US Ignite initiative, which aims to grow tech hubs around the country. In addition to his work at RNRG, Rob helped found the Vermont Code Camp and serves as the co-organizer of the Vermont Coders Connection as well as HackVT, the state’s annual hackathon.

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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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Vermont (Photo credit: Dougtone)Jan Albers, author of Hands on the Land: A History of the Vermont Landscape (MIT Press, 2000), teaches that the process of making decisions about human impact on the landscape is demanding, complex and continuous. She has written: “Landscapes do not just spring fully formed, from the earth.

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This part of Vermont feels different than the rest of the state. The landscape is more shaped by forestry than dairy farming – the climate colder, the towns smaller, the moose more plentiful, and the distances between neighbors greater. If Burlington is Seattle, the Kingdom is Alaska.

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Image by mikebaird via Flickr

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Metrics In 1927 the gauge on the Mad River registered 19.5’, the highest ever recorded.  Last night it reached 19.0’.  Now it’s back down to 6’, three feet above normal.  The whole cycle from a lazy summer river to a raging destroyer back to a pastoral river took less...

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Image by NatalieMaynor via Flickr

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My work at NRG Systems is purely international. I work with customers in China, India and other countries on a daily basis. When I travel to conferences or visit customers, it always involves crossing multiple time zones.

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Image via WikipediaI first wrote in early 2010 to offer one possible road map to replacement of the generating capacity of Vermont’s aging Yankee nuclear power plant in Vernon, Vermont. In the intervening year, Yankee has proven even more unreliable and rickety than it appeared then, the Vermont State Legislature...

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