Tag Archives: infrastructure

Sierra Madre Wind Project

Long-developing wind project using DC to cut emissions A large-scale energy project that has been on the docket for almost a decade appears to be moving forward, albeit at a snail’s pace. At least one catalyst in the ongoing production of Wyoming’s Sierra Madre wind project is good old DC transmission. Power Company of Wyoming’s Chokecherry and […]

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HH: Collateral Damage

Secondary threats before and after the nation’s largest hurricane in a decade With Southeastern Texas, and specifically the Houston, Galveston, and Beaumont metro areas, taking on catastrophic flooding and generational damage from Hurricane Harvey for the duration of last weekend, all eyes were rightfully focused on that region heading into this week. The storm is […]

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Toshiba Realignment

Four divisions: Infrastructure, Energy, Electronics, Information/Communications Toshiba is splitting its corporation into four subdivisions, the company announced Monday. The decision follows Toshiba’s nuclear division—Westinghouse—filing for bankruptcy March 29. The four subsidiaries will be infrastructure, including water treatment and railways; energy, including thermal and nuclear power; electronics, including data storage; and information and communications. These will take effect in July, […]

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Levee Rage

Eugene dam problems: a sample of infrastructure repairs The Leaburg Dam in Eugene, Oregon offers a representation of some of the United States’ decaying infrastructure, and the difficulties that come with combating it. The Eugene Water and Electric Board recently finished a saga of major repairs intended for restoring the Leaburg Dam to operational status. This was […]

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Dams in Distress

Water conservation, hydroelectric power, and the state of the American dam Just as much of our country’s infrastructure (bridges, railway, electricity grids, mass transit networks) faces questions about its condition of late, many major dams are now encountering related doubts about reliability and efficiency. Water conservation is a growing concern for the environment and energy sectors. Climate […]

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