Insights http://tdworld.com/taxonomy/term/7396/more en It’s Still Not As Bad As We’ve Been Led to Believe http://tdworld.com/insights/it-s-still-not-bad-we-ve-been-led-believe <div class="node-body article-body">Last month I started on the topic of what state our world is in stimulated by a reading of Bjorn Lomborg’s book The Skeptical Environmentalist. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/insights/it-s-still-not-bad-we-ve-been-led-believe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/insights/it-s-still-not-bad-we-ve-been-led-believe#comments Insights Tue, 10 Mar 2015 17:17:00 +0000 64561 at http://tdworld.com <p>Wouldn&rsquo;t it be better for our children to be optimistic about the world than to be raised with the message that their future is severely limited due to the myopic, selfish conduct of previous generations?</p> Rasica/iStock/Thinkstock It’s Not As Bad As We’ve Been Led to Believe http://tdworld.com/insights/it-s-not-bad-we-ve-been-led-believe <div class="node-body article-body">What are the beliefs you have about mankind’s influence on and treatment of the environment? What state is our world in?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/insights/it-s-not-bad-we-ve-been-led-believe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/insights/it-s-not-bad-we-ve-been-led-believe#comments Insights Tue, 10 Feb 2015 16:26:00 +0000 62821 at http://tdworld.com <p>Globally, the area covered by forest has not changed much since 1950.</p> VibeImages/iStock/Thinkstock Critique of Climate Change Science http://tdworld.com/insights/critique-climate-change-science <div class="node-body article-body">After my August 2014 article, expressing concern about the politicization of science potentially eroding the public’s confidence in science, I received a call from Steve Cieslewicz. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/insights/critique-climate-change-science" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/insights/critique-climate-change-science#comments Insights Tue, 13 Jan 2015 02:44:00 +0000 61651 at http://tdworld.com Techin24/iStock/Thinkstock Staying the Course http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/staying-course <div class="node-body article-body">It’s that time of year when it’s natural to reflect on the past. </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/staying-course" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/staying-course#comments Insights Vegetation Management Tue, 09 Dec 2014 21:32:00 +0000 60151 at http://tdworld.com A Resolution for Privately Owned Trees http://tdworld.com/insights/resolution-privately-owned-trees <div class="field-byline"> Sig Guggenmoos, Vegetation Management Resource Editor </div> <div class="node-body article-body">For a properly directed and funded UVM program 2% or less of the tree-caused outages are as a result of grow-ins. </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/insights/resolution-privately-owned-trees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/insights/resolution-privately-owned-trees#comments Insights Tue, 11 Nov 2014 19:41:00 +0000 58691 at http://tdworld.com Who is Responsible? http://tdworld.com/insights/who-responsible <div class="node-body article-body">Is it possible for us to substantially improve overhead electric system performance during major storm events without resolving the issue of private tree owner responsibility? </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/insights/who-responsible" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/insights/who-responsible#comments Insights Tue, 14 Oct 2014 01:20:00 +0000 57391 at http://tdworld.com Wendy Townrow/iStock/Thinkstock Devolution http://tdworld.com/insights/devolution <div class="node-body article-body">Utilities are unquestioningly accepting responsibility for the impacts of privately owned trees.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/insights/devolution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/insights/devolution#comments Insights Tue, 09 Sep 2014 17:06:00 +0000 55411 at http://tdworld.com bildfokus/iStock/Thinkstock The Politicization of Science http://tdworld.com/insights/politicization-science <div class="node-body article-body">Most of us in the electric utility business have a strong respect for science. We readily understand you cannot ignore the laws of physics without putting yourself in harm’s way. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/insights/politicization-science" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/insights/politicization-science#comments Insights Tue, 12 Aug 2014 19:38:00 +0000 53531 at http://tdworld.com Who is Responsible for Urban Forests? http://tdworld.com/insights/who-responsible-urban-forests <div class="node-body article-body">The sky has a certain clarity, a very specific shade of blue when the temperature is -30°C. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/insights/who-responsible-urban-forests" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/insights/who-responsible-urban-forests#comments Insights Tue, 08 Jul 2014 16:45:00 +0000 51461 at http://tdworld.com waferboard You Can’t Win On Defense Alone http://tdworld.com/insights/you-can-t-win-defense-alone <div class="node-body article-body">Companies that operate in a truly competitive environment vary substantially in strategy and culture from electric utilities.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/insights/you-can-t-win-defense-alone" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/insights/you-can-t-win-defense-alone#comments Insights Tue, 10 Jun 2014 19:09:00 +0000 49971 at http://tdworld.com