One afternoon this May, a group of journalists and market analysts convened in London at the Royal Society headquarters in Carleton House to hear the CEO of Salini Impregilo unveil the Italian engineering and construction conglomerate’s strategy for the next four years.
Courtesy of Mortenson Co. Aided by bigger and better turbines, wind power picked up speed in 2014. Courtesy of Verengo In addition to utility-scale production units, residential solar power is providing distributed generation that is growing at exponential rates. Related Links: Expansion in Natural Gas Production Spurs Big U.S. Export Plans Batteries Set To Put Big Charge Into Energy Storage http://enr.construction.com/infrastructure/power_industrial/2014/0414-Prices-Dropping-as-More-Turbines-Turn.asp As 2014 began, Keystone XL supporters were pushing for President Obama to approve the pipeline’s southern segment. A Dec. 30, 2013, BNSF train carrying crude from the Bakken field derailed near Casselton, N.D., triggering a fiery explosion. Earlier in
Related Links: Southern Co. Refuels Coal Fleet With Gas Panda Power Constructing Large Combined-Cycle Powerplants Clouds Start To Lift From the Solar Sector Prices Dropping as More Turbines Turn EPA Unveils Carbon Pollution Rule for New Powerplants Q&A: DOE Loan Officer Jump-Starts Clean Energy Technologies April 10, 2014 Analyst Sterne Agee Report: Support Behind Natural Gas Exports Increasing In January 2001, early in George W. Bush's first administration, Vice President Dick Cheney convened a blue-ribbon energy task force to formulate a U.S. energy policy. Public-interest groups excluded from the process attacked the administration's closed-door approach. When the National Energy Policy
When Singapore's Building and Construction Authority issued its Green Mark guidelines in 2006, the South Asian island city-state moved to the forefront of sustainable design and construction for the 21st century.
Andrew G. Wright for ENR Retrofit Zero Energy Building lab provides test bed for solar panels and natural lighting. Andrew G. Wright for ENR PARKROYAL Hotel on Pickering, in the central business district, maximizes green design features. Designed by WOHA, the property sports more than 15,000 cu m of gardens and pools. The Singapore Building and Construction Authority designated it a Green Mark Platinum building. Related Links: Zero Energy Building -- Singapore World Green Building Council home page With customary well-scripted attention to detail, Singapore has unveiled the latest version of the island nation-state's blueprint for sustainable development, the so-called
When the Brazilian government decided to build a pair of large, run-of-river hydro powerplants in remote Rondônia state, a shortage of skilled workers put not only the project at risk but also the government's Amazon Basin dam-based energy strategy and the profit margin of Odebrecht Energia, a leading contractor in the project consortium.It took a finance guy to solve the people problem.
As the death toll from the record-setting hurricane mounts in the Bahamas and damage estimates there and in the U.S. head into the billions, industry experts see increasing pressure to address infrastructure resilience.