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Iceland hosts energy branding conference Sept. 19-21

Blue Lagoon, geothermal spa

The electricity market has moved from regulation to competition meaning that consumers have an added influence. The most effective way of communicating with them is through a well-designed, strong brand. This is opening up new opportunities, both for the utilities and the customers. All marketing efforts need to rely on strong brand work to be efficient and effective. CHARGE – The World’s First Energy Branding ...

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California moves to add methane limits to climate agenda

cattle, methane, climate change

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Democrats are taking further steps to advance the state’s ambitious climate-change agenda, agreeing to regulate methane emissions from landfills and dairy farms for the first time and approving $900 million in spending on environmental programs. The approval came in the final hours of the two-year legislative session Wednesday following a flurry of negotiations involving Gov. ...

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FAA forecast: 600,000 commercial drones within the year

In this May 21, 2015 file photo, Federal Aviation Administration Administrator Michael Huerta, speaks during a news conference at Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, N.J. Federal aviation officials estimate there will be 600,000 commercial drone aircraft operating in the U.S. within the year as the result of new safety rules that went into effect on Monday, Aug. 29, 2016. Huerta said at a news conference that the rules governing the operation of small commercial drones are designed to protect safety without stifling innovation.  (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — There will be 600,000 commercial drone aircraft operating in the U.S. within the year as the result of new safety rules that opened the skies to them on Monday, according to a Federal Aviation Administration estimate. The rules governing the operation of small commercial drones were designed to protect safety without stifling innovation, FAA Administrator Michael Huerta ...

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Leader of British movement to leave EU joins Trump at rally

Trump, Farage

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Republican nominee Donald Trump is linking his “movement to take back the country” to Britain’s surprising vote to leave the European Union. The architect of the withdrawal campaign, known as Brexit, joined the GOP presidential nominee on stage during a rally late Wednesday in Jackson, Mississippi. “If I was an American citizen, I wouldn’t vote for ...

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Buffett’s company buys more Phillips 66 shares

Berkshire Hathaway, Phillips 66

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Warren Buffett’s company now controls more than 15 percent of Phillips 66 stock after buying another 414,065 shares of the oil refiner this week. Berkshire Hathaway disclosed the latest purchases in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday. Berkshire now owns about 79.5 million shares of Phillips 66, which represents 15.2 percent of ...

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A lot of businesses offer value to their customers, but do they practice their values in their business?

values, natural gas generator

Now, more than ever, people are talking about values. Not the kind you get at discount stores, or when plane fares go on sale, but the values that make people and businesses who and what they are. In today’s competitive marketplace, any company who has a specific set of core values that speaks to their customer base precisely, and the ...

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