As the Trump administration plans to curtail regulation and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency investment, oversight and enforcement, design firms in the environmental sector may worry about the market.
In what could be a boost to U.S. geothermal energy development, Los Angeles has signed a $94-million long-term contract with Reno, Nev.-based energy developer Ormat Technologies Inc. to buy 150 MW from its portfolio of northern Nevada geothermal projects.
Class-action lawsuits against engineering firms and public officials resulting from the Flint, Mich., water-supply crisis will be heard mostly in federal courts, based on a U.S. Supreme Court action on June 12.
In the aftermath of a poorly executed Colorado veterans’ hospital project that tripled in cost from $604 million to $1.7 billion and slipped from a 2013 opening to early 2018, the U.S. Government Accountability Office has taken a critical look at U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs facility planning and project delivery in two recent reports.
Mismanagement by the U.S. Energy Dept. has added $196 million and three years to cleanup of a former nuclear fuel-processing site in West Valley, N.Y., said April Stephenson, DOE acting inspector general in an April 26 report.
Because it can moderate the damaging effects of earthquakes, base-isolation is a technique used primarily in seismically active regions. ENR takes a look at some of the largest applications of base-isolation technologies in the world.