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A Rational Take on the Future of Energy

Last week, the Environmental Council of the States (ECOS) held their spring meeting in Washington, D.C. to discuss, among several things, the changing energy and regulatory landscape during a Trump administration. One panel, entitled “Exploring our Energy Future,” included AFPM...

/ April 17, 2017

Our Industries’ Aversion to Becoming #Social

A recent Pew study found that seven-in-ten Americans now use social media. This shouldn’t come as a surprise. Social media has existed for the better part of 15 years. It is entrenched in our societal fabric. Companies have invested billions...

/ March 29, 2017

Cybersecurity Trends in 2017

Last month I, along with 40,000 other people, attended the annual RSA Conference in San Francisco.  Between the sales pitches, the seemingly acres of trade show booths and wall-to-wall people, there were some great speakers talking about what to expect...

/ March 1, 2017

EPA Reminds Retail Stations About E15 Pump Labels

Retail gasoline stations may be confused regarding E15 pump labeling and Reid vapor pressure (RVP) requirements. There are federal and state RVP requirements on summer gasoline to reduce hydrocarbon emissions, because hydrocarbon emissions are a ground-level ozone precursor.  E15 is...

/ February 24, 2017